Storage

Last week Enel X said it has partnered with the San Diego Blood Bank to deliver and manage a solar and battery storage system. By combining onsite solar generation with a battery storage system, the Blood Bank will be able to self-generate, store and consume electricity, providing the facility with cost savings and reducing their...
Solar

Investment firm, Energy Impact Partners (EIP), and NextPower III, a fund managed by NextEnergy Capital Group (NEC), announced the closing of an agreement of a 102 MW portfolio of community solar projects in upstate New York. This portfolio will be developed under EIP’s Infrastructure Group and community solar development company, U.S. Light Energy. Construction of...
Solar

Inovateus Solar, a solar developer, and En-Trust, an energy service and finance company for K-12 education, announced last week that they are collaborating on ten solar and energy efficiency projects for six Ohio school districts. Inovateus is in the process of completing 10 solar installations at the Ayersville, Elida, Holgate, Liberty, Wauseon and Millcreek-West Unity...
Solar

Originally published at ILSR.org With financial rewards tied to building big things, and a 100-year history of doing so, utilities overlook distributed energy resources like rooftop solar. State regulators, expecting the grid future to unfold from a utility’s central plan, rarely push back. But the truth is that central planning may cost everyone (except utility...
Community Solar

Originally published at ILSR.org. Supporters of clean and affordable energy dream of neighborhoods powered by rooftop solar. In D.C., this vision is becoming reality; the district is en route to 100% renewable energy in just twelve years. In this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Yesenia Rivera of Solar United...
Wind Power

A massive $22 billion-plus Australian dollar (AUD) wind and solar farm in the Pilbara and 3000 construction jobs moved closer to reality today with the approval by the Environmental Protection Authority of the Asian Renewable Energy Hub. Eventually, the Hub will consist of up to 1743 wind turbines and 2000 megawatts of solar panels spread...
Solar

City Electric Supply on renewable energy & COVID-19 The massive, two-decade-long growth behind renewable energy looks to level off in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be flat for long. Here’s what we know. In mid-January, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasted an addition of 13.5 GW to...
Solar

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced is selection of First Solar and Origis Energy to develop 212 MW of solar power to reach the Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB)’s March 2020 renewable energy commitment. KUB is using the TVA Green Invest program to reach this goal. As part of the initiative, TVA entered into a 20-year Power...
Solar

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), and developer, financer and manager of utility-scale solar projects, Lightsource BP, have signed a long-term power purchase agreement for two solar farms totaling 43.8 MWdc in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Elk Hill 1 and 2 will be installed across two locations in Franklin County on 320 acres leased from local...