Con Edison to use 1-MW lithium battery to improve grid stability in the Bronx

Local utility Con Edison has installed a 1-MW lithium-ion battery in the Bronx to improve reliability along the City Island business strip. “Battery technology can help us accomplish several goals on behalf of our customers,” said Santee Hernandez, Con Edison project manager. “Power discharged from a battery when our customers need it the most means… […]

Rensselaer County, New York, subscribes to 7.4-MW of community solar

OYA Solar, a solar developer and asset owner, announced that Rensselaer County has subscribed to 7.4 MWDC of clean energy from OYA’s community solar projects in New York State. The County is the first major public sector entity in New York to subscribe to OYA’s community solar portfolio and is expected to save approximately $3… […]

Clearway Breaks Ground on Two Hawaiian Utility-Scale Solar Projects

Clearway Energy Group, a renewable energy company, has broken ground on two utility-scale solar projects in Mililani and Waiawa, Hawaii.  The 39 MW Mililani I Solar and 36 MW Waiawa Solar Power sites will be paired with a combined 300 MWh of storage, becoming among the first utility-scale battery storage and solar on the island. […]

Canadian Solar Begins Mass Production of 665 W Modules

Canadian Solar Inc., a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules, has started mass production of high-power, high-efficiency modules with a power output of up to 665 W. The new generation of monofacial HiKu7 and bifacial BiHiKu7 modules are based on 210 mm cells and are set to deliver a competitive levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) by […]

Panasonic elevates four solar installation companies to Elite and Premium program levels

Panasonic has promoted four solar installations companies to new levels of the company’s Residential Solar Installer program. Orange County Solar from Orange, California, and Kapital Electric Company from Bensenville, Illinois, are now Elite-level installers.  SolarNorcal/Excite Energy of El Dorado Hills, California, and Nuwatt Energy of Woburn, Massachusetts have both been elevated to the Premium level. As… […]

Off-grid inverter advancements keep solar projects running in frigid and sizzling temps

As the aging U.S. power grid experiences more catastrophic blackouts due to fires, ice, snow or other natural disasters, more Americans may be considering the merits of disconnecting from it all and living fully off-grid. The concept seems quaint and simple, but the reality of ensuring a standalone electric system operates as it should for… […]