Distributed solar+storage should qualify for Minnesota utility energy efficiency programs

While retiring old units and replacing them with new and efficient units is rewarding both to the utility investors and the customers, it is coming at the expense of distributed solar.

FERC’s data request to NYISO on Order 2222 offers clues for MISO’s compliance filing

These FERC letters offer clues for FERC's attention and focus on the aggregation of distributed energy resources and their role in the energy market construct.

Solar’s ITC needs an update

The opportunity to encourage clean energy adoption via roof replacements is enormous, and the potential positive impact on the climate crisis is significant.
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Top 10 lessons learned from microgrid builders, owners, and operators

This was the week for Microgrid California, a one-day conference produced by Microgrid Knowledge that was jam-packed with educational sessions designed for microgrid owners,...

Puerto Rico microgrid at manufacturing plant to deliver renewables and resilience

Enel X to deploy a solar + storage-based microgrid at Eaton manufacturing facility to reduce environmental impact and support energy resilience for one of Puerto Rico’s largest employers.
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Wind leads new U.S. generating capacity for third straight quarter

The development of the wind industry, on the other hand, picked up slightly this quarter. 3.3 gigawatts of wind generation capacity were installed in the second quarter of 2021, compared to just under 3 gigawatts in the previous quarter. Wind power made up nearly half of all generation capacity added this quarter, making wind the largest contributor to new power generation capacity for three straight quarters. All of the wind capacity built out in the second quarter of 2021 was onshore.

Solar+storage to add most new battery storage capacity in the U.S. over next three...

More than half of the battery storage capacity added in the U.S. in the next three years will be paired with a solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant, bucking the historical trend of majority standalone sites.

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