PG&E Launches Financial Assistance Pilot for Home Storage Systems

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has launched a new financial assistance pilot for residential customers installing home battery storage systems through the statewide Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). Approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in July, the new pilot for the existing SGIP program allows eligible customers to install the technology at no […]

University of Illinois adding 12.1-MW solar array to Urbana-Champaign campus

Construction is underway at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Solar Farm 2.0, with a commercial operation date expected for early 2021. The new 54-acre, 12.1-MW solar array is located north of Curtis Road, between First Street and U.S. Route 45, next to the Village of Savoy. Once completed, the solar farm will produce 20,000… […]

Kaiserwetter Launches Next-Generation IoT, AI Platform

Kaiserwetter Energy Asset Management, an international energy IntelliTech company, has launched the ARISTOTELES 3.2, the next-generation of its cloud-based internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) platform ARISTOTELES, to equip users with insight into the technical and financial performance of their renewable energy assets. “As a result of continuous innovation by the Kaiserwetter team, […]

Q CELLS Signs Agreement to Acquire Growing Energy Labs

Q CELLS, a total energy solutions provider in solar cell and module, energy storage, downstream project business and energy retail, has signed an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in San Francisco-based energy storage solutions company Growing Energy Labs Inc. (Geli). The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. “There is increasing […]

IEA Begins Construction on Texas Solar Farm

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc. (IEA), an infrastructure construction company with renewable energy and specialty civil experience, has begun construction on a solar farm in Texas.  The $77 million engineering, procurement and construction contract was awarded to IEA Constructors, a subsidiary of IEA that manages utility-scale energy and heavy civil infrastructure projects. Construction of the […]

Solar Plus, Avondale Enter Joint Development Agreement with J-POWER

Solar Plus Development Inc. (SPDI), a subsidiary of Plus Renewable Technologies Ltd., and Avondale Solar LLC have entered into an agreement with J-POWER USA Development Co. Ltd. to jointly develop the 400 MW AC Charge Solar PV project in Refugio County, Texas, that they have been developing via their equally owned joint venture company, AP […]

Independent DNV GL study gives high marks to Enel X Energy Storage Modeling Tool

DNV GL recently performed an independent and extensive technology evaluation of Model E, Enel X’s most commonly used energy storage modeling tool at the early stages of its customer evaluation process. DNV GL found that Enel X’s optimization methods are robust and well designed to anticipate an extensive range of scenarios and have industry-leading capabilities… […]

Risen Energy unveils new 600-W solar panel

Chinese solar panel manufacturer Risen Energy has launched its latest Titan series of PV modules with outputs surpassing 600 W. The new Titan G6 module, based on the 210-mm large-size silicon wafers (G12) and with a highest capacity of 660 W, has been released less than eight months after the 500-W G5 series. According to… […]

Q CELLS to acquire energy storage software company Geli

Q CELLS has signed an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in San Francisco-based energy storage solutions company Growing Energy Labs Inc. (Geli). The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. Geli’s end-to-end software platform streamlines the energy storage development process, offering a solution for design, automation and management of battery-based energy… […]