Con Edison virtual power plant will be set up in Queens with Swell Energy

Queens, New York, residents may be eligible for discounted solar + storage systems through Con Edison after it entered into a partnership with Swell Energy. Con Edison plans to have a virtual power plant managed by Swell Energy with solar powered home batteries. Con Edison’s Non-Wires Solutions procurement efforts, which include the Swell program, will… […]

SEIA: Solar on Track to Quadruple Capacity by 2030

The U.S. solar industry grew 43% and installed a record 19.2 GW DC of capacity in 2020, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2020 Year-in-Review report, recently released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie. For the second year in a row, solar led all technologies in new electric-generating capacity added, […]

New UL Capability Helps Energy Developers Optimize Renewable Power Systems

HOMER Energy by UL, a developer of standard-setting energy modeling software, has unveiled its newest service – HOMER Front + UL Analysis.  The new capability helps energy developers design and optimize the complexities of front-of-the-meter utility-scale renewable hybrid power systems that include wind, solar and battery energy storage systems (BESS). HOMER Front + UL Analysis […]

We Energies, WPS Developing Large-Scale Solar+Storage Project

We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS), subsidiaries of WEC Energy Group, say they are advancing plans for a new 325 MW solar and battery storage project.  If approved, the $446 million Darien Solar Energy Center would feature 250 MW of solar generation and 75 MW of battery storage, which can store solar-generated power and […]

Duke Energy Florida Adding Two New Solar Plants to Renewable Portfolio

Duke Energy Florida (DEF) has unveiled the locations of its two newest solar power plants, which continue the expansion of its renewable generation portfolio. The Fort Green Power Plant will be built on approximately 500 acres in Hardee County, Fla. The 74.9 MW plant will consist of approximately 265,000 solar panels, utilizing a fixed-tilt racking […]

Adapture Renewables completes first solar project in Texas county known for oil production

Adapture Renewables completed Catan Solar, a 13 MWdc solar project in Runge, Texas that began commercial operation in December 2020 and sells the electricity in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market. This is the first solar project in Karnes County, Texas, one of the top oil-producing counties in the state. Adapture Renewables financed… […]

Net-metering battle between utilities and solar industry heats up in California

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is preparing to reconsider the credit rooftop solar consumers receive for the excess energy they produce, and the battle between utilities and the solar industry is in full swing. California’s three major investor-owner utilities, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) and… […]

Dynapower energy storage systems added to Energy Toolbase’s Developer modeling platform

Energy Toolbase‘s Acumen EMS controls software is now integrated with Dynapower’s energy storage solutions. As a part of this integration, Dynapower will be added to Energy Toolbase’s ETB Developer sales and modeling platform which allows users to run energy storage dispatch simulations and savings analysis that are representative of how Dynapower Energy Storage Systems (ESS)… […]

WEC Energy Group subsidiaries propose 325-MW solar + storage project in Wisconsin

We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS), subsidiaries of WEC Energy Group, are advancing plans for a new 325-MW solar and battery storage project. The Darien Solar Energy Center is the company’s second proposed large-scale solar and battery project announced this year. If approved, the $446 million Darien Solar Energy Center would feature 250 MW… […]