Wind Power

UK-government-supported body UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) has announced early-stage investment for seventeen new projects that will boost local growth via the UKRI’s Strength in Places Fund. The funding of up to £50,000 ($65,360 USD) per project covers a wide range of innovative sectors including clean energy, cybersecurity, construction and healthcare. The energy projects selected...
Utility Integration

A common question for renewable developers interconnecting to a transmission system is whether they should pay more and procure a network resource interconnection service (NRIS) or pay less for energy resource interconnection service (ERIS)? The difference is this: A network service reserves transmission capacity on the grid for the renewable developer whereas an energy service...
Wind Power

The first half of 2020 was an eventful time, needless to say. China’s wind and solar power mix have witnessed steep installation drop and skyrocketed investment figures in the first half this year, amid ongoing challenges of the coronavirus outbreak and mounting tension between China and the US. The statistics of the country’s renewable power...
Wind Power

Last week, Apex Clean Energy announced that it has executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Facebook for 170 MW of renewable power from its 300-MW Lincoln Land Wind, located in Morgan County, Illinois. Facebook is now Apex’s largest corporate customer by megawatt. This project will help Facebook meet its goal of supporting operations in...
Rooftop

[first published 8/4 and updated 8/7 with Vote Solar comments] Cost-shift to non-solar customers is at least $25M annually, study adds. Yesterday, Energy + Environmental Economics (E3) – an energy consulting firm commissioned by SMUD to study the value of solar in its service territory – released an independent study that evaluated the true value...
Storage

Solar module provider Q CELLS announced this week that it has signed an agreement to acquire 100% stake in San Francisco-based energy storage solutions company Growing Energy Labs, Inc. (Geli). The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. Geli’s software platform streamlines the energy storage development process, offering a solution for design, automation and management...
Solar

SolAmerica Energy and Safari Energy completed development, construction and commissioning of thirteen solar projects in Georgia totaling 43 MW of generation capacity. SolAmerica developed, engineered and constructed the projects, and Safari Energy will be their long-term owner and operator. Landowners, neighbors, and local governments in eleven counties worked in collaboration with SolAmerica and Safari Energy to...
Solar

Fails to include accountability mechanisms for meeting cost, labor, and green energy goals, Sanzillo tells U.S. House Committee In testimony submitted to the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, IEEFA’s director of finance Tom Sanzillo warned of significant problems with a recent agreement for LUMA Energy to take over transmission and distribution (T&D) of Puerto...
Storage

This week, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced a new financial assistance pilot for residential customers to install home battery storage systems through the statewide Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). Approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on July 16, 2020, the pilot will allow eligible customers to install the technology at no cost...