U.S. Energy Storage Solidifies Record-Breaking Year

There was a total of 2,156 MWh of new energy storage systems  brought online in Q4  2020 – this was an increase of  182% from Q3 2020, making Q4 the new record quarter for U.S. storage, according to Wood Mackenzie and the U.S. Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report. As prices […]

NV Energy issues RFP for 350-kW community solar project at Las Vegas high school

NV Energy issued a request for proposals to design, engineer, procure, deliver and install a 350-kW community-based solar project at Mojave High School, a Title 1 school located in North Las Vegas, Nevada. This project will be the first of several community-based solar resource projects developed as part of the Expanded Solar Access Program, which… […]

Origis Energy developing new large-scale solar + storage project for Facebook

The Tennessee Valley Authority announced it is collaborating with Facebook on the company’s fourth renewable energy project and first battery storage project, this time in Mississippi. “Our region is ready for companies who want to use renewable energy to achieve their sustainability goals,” said Chris Hansen, TVA VP of origination and renewables. “Green Invest is… […]

White Pine Brings Largest Floating Solar Project Online

White Pine Renewables has completed the 4.78 MW Healdsburg Floating Solar Project in Healdsburg, Calif.: the largest floating solar project completed in the U.S. to date. The electricity generated by the project, which is sited on ponds at the city’s wastewater treatment plant, will cover approximately 8% of the city’s total energy demand and is […]

AEP Energy Partners Seeking Solar, Storage Projects in PJM

AEP Energy Partners (AEPEP), a subsidiary of American Electric Power Co. (AEP), has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for off-take from new solar, new/repowered wind facilities, and standalone or co-located battery energy storage systems (BESS) located in PJM territory.  For the PJM sited projects, the company is seeking renewable energy purchase agreements of 10, […]

Exploring the Myths of Traditional DC Power Optimizers

By Blair Reynolds, Product Manager, Energy Storage, SMA America Understanding Traditional DC Optimizer Technology To understand how a power optimizer operates, it is first necessary to understand that a power optimizer is actually just a buck-boost converter with built-in communications. A buck–boost converter is a type of DC-to-DC converter that has an output voltage magnitude… […]

New York State Office of Renewable Energy Siting releases standard permitting guidelines for large-scale renewables

Environmental groups applauded the New York State Office of Renewable Energy Siting’s release of a final regulatory framework to accelerate renewable energy growth. The regulatory framework will dramatically speed up the development of renewable energy projects while maintaining the state’s strong environmental and public participation standards and help the state reach the goals outlined in… […]

New NHL team, the Seattle Kraken, will install 1.2 MW of solar on zero-carbon arena

When the Seattle Kraken take to the ice for its inaugural season in the National Hockey League this fall, it will be with 1.2 MW of solar energy powering the arena. Climate Pledge Arena will be the first arena in the world to be net-zero-carbon certified by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), a leading non-profit organization… […]