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Rooftop Solar And Energy Storage Units Could Help During Emergency Blackouts

Rooftop Solar And Energy Storage Units Could Help During Emergency Blackouts More than 2,000 people were still without power Wednesday in San Diego County’s backcountry, due to the Valley Fire. Thousands more San Diego Gas and Electric customers experienced power blackouts last week due to grid overloads because of the record breaking heat spell. With … Continue reading Rooftop Solar And Energy Storage Units Could Help During Emergency Blackouts

Interconnection queues across the US are loaded with gigawatts of solar, wind and storage

Interconnection queues across the US are loaded with gigawatts of solar, wind and storage If you want a glimpse of the future of the clean energy transition in the United States, a good place to start is Texas — specifically, the state’s interconnection queue, where solar, wind and storage dominate the list of projects applying … Continue reading Interconnection queues across the US are loaded with gigawatts of solar, wind and storage

#Mexico ’s renewables market: competitive, but uncertain for now

Mexico’s renewables market: competitive, but uncertain for now Mexico’s once fast-growing wind and solar power market is coping with uncertainty due to regulatory changes announced since late April, but insiders remain committed to the country based on its long-term potential. “Right now, we have a competitive market,” said Daniel García, senior business manager at Atlas … Continue reading #Mexico ’s renewables market: competitive, but uncertain for now

California’s Shift From Natural Gas to Solar Is Playing a Role in Rolling Blackouts

California’s Shift From Natural Gas to Solar Is Playing a Role in Rolling Blackouts. California was beset by its first rolling blackouts since the 2001 energy crisis, as a heatwave slammed the Western U.S. Friday and Saturday. Electricity demand for air conditioning throughout the region stretched California’s power capacity and limited the state’s ability to … Continue reading California’s Shift From Natural Gas to Solar Is Playing a Role in Rolling Blackouts

#Shell_Energy launches seasonal solar – battery storage tariff

Shell Energy launches seasonal solar-battery storage tariff Shell has become the latest energy supplier to launch a flexible tariff, allowing householders to potentially earn money back for helping to balance supply and demand for the power grid. The company yesterday announced a “first of its kind” scheme designed to harness the benefits of integrating solar … Continue reading #Shell_Energy launches seasonal solar – battery storage tariff

Solar farms continue proliferating in region in spite of economic slowdown

Solar farms continue proliferating in region in spite of economic slowdown The solar farms keep coming, undeterred by a pandemic economy. A crush of solar projects that began inundating planning boards in the Hudson Valley and Catskills a few years ago has not abated with the business slowdown, and more are coming to fruition. Among … Continue reading Solar farms continue proliferating in region in spite of economic slowdown

Solar Will Kick Most Of Texas’s Remaining Coal Fleet Offline

Solar Will Kick Most Of Texas’s Remaining Coal Fleet Offline In Texas, solar will soon push most of the remaining coal fleet offline, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). IEEFA’s recent report, Solar Surge Set to Drive Much of Remaining Texas Coal-Fire Fleet Offline, shared that this is largely due … Continue reading Solar Will Kick Most Of Texas’s Remaining Coal Fleet Offline

FERC finalizes #PURPA overhaul in move Glick says “discourages” small solar development

FERC finalizes PURPA overhaul in move Glick says “discourages” small solar development FERC’s move Thursday is a win for utilities that in some states will have to pay QFs less for the avoided cost of power than they did under the previous rules. Utilities have long decried PURPA as a mechanism that unfairly benefits solar … Continue reading FERC finalizes #PURPA overhaul in move Glick says “discourages” small solar development

Solar-plus-storage has a 99.8% capacity value in California

Solar-plus-storage has a 99.8% capacity value in California “The energy from solar can consistently charge a 4-hour storage device having the same installed capacity” prior to the hours of peak demand, says a new study. In Arizona and New Mexico the capacity value is 99%. Solar-plus-storage has 99.8% of the capacity value of a theoretical … Continue reading Solar-plus-storage has a 99.8% capacity value in California

Morning Brief: Navajo Transitional Energy proposes 200 MW of Solar, Florida adds 150 MW

Morning Brief: Navajo Transitional Energy proposes 200 MW of Solar, Florida adds 150 MW Navajo Transitional Energy Company has proposed to site 200 MW of a planned 400 MW solar array on reclaimed Navajo Mine land, as part of a partnership with Photosol US. The proposal is in response to a Salt River Project RFP … Continue reading Morning Brief: Navajo Transitional Energy proposes 200 MW of Solar, Florida adds 150 MW