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Utility Solar Project in Riverside County, California

Sunpin Solar, who earned Solar Power World’s distinction as a 2018 Top Five Solar Developer in the United States, constructed the ground-mounted project in Mecca, California.

Solar Tariffs Hold Back Q3 Installations, Scramble Project Timelines As Procurement Pipeline Booms

For the first time since 2015, quarterly additions of utility-scale solar photovoltaics (PV) fell below 1 gigawatt (GW), highlighting the impact of the tariffs and the uncertainty surrounding them in late 2017 and early 2018.

Surf City Goes to Clean Energy Storage

The City of Huntington Beach will announce a partnership with Stem, an AI for energy storage company, that will help them lower their customers energy bills and contribute to the cities sustainability initiatives.

A Battery for Hire: AC Vs. DC Coupling for Solar + Energy Storage Projects

Although the phrase “solar + storage” is thrown around in energy circles frequently, little attention is usually given to what kind of solar + storage people are actually referring. Generally speaking, solar + storage can be configured in three possible ways

Want sustained solar growth? Just add energy storage.

Solar resources will need to provide firm, flexible energy commitments even when the sun goes down, as well as critical grid services like frequency regulation and spinning reserves to stabilize the grid.

What is Energy Sprawl?

Energy sprawl is the product of the total amount of energy produced annually and the land-use concentration of production. Basically, this means the amount of energy that can be produced in a given amount of space.

Solar and Onshore Wind Leading as Cheapest Source of New Bulk Power

Every half year, BloombergNEF runs its Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) analysis, a worldwide assessment of the cost competitiveness of different power generating and energy storage technologies – excluding subsidies.

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ENERGY STORAGE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY AS A SYSTEM: THE ENERGY FUTURE AS A BUSINESS MODEL

The potential offered by these large-scale storage systems is particularly clear when they are used in conjunction with PV, because solar power is becoming ever more affordable thanks to the continuously falling prices of PV systems.

"Sun in a box" would store renewable energy for the grid

Design for system that provides solar- or wind-generated power on demand should be cheaper than other leading options.

eMotorWerks and LO3 Energy Partner on Local Energy Trading Platform Between Electric Vehicles and Renewable Microgrid Projects

The project will connect eMotorWerks' JuiceNet EV charging platform to LO3's energy platform Exergy, activating the trading of local renewable energy between EV owners and local energy marketplaces.

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Record-smashing auction dramatically expands Massachusetts' offshore wind potential

Equinor, Mayflower Wind Energy, and Vineyard Wind placed winning bids totaling $405 million to begin planning wind farms

SDC Energy Lets Apartment Owners Profit from California's New Solar Mandate

Unique in the solar industry, Powering Title 24 combines solar carports, virtual net-metering software and tax-enabled financing to help apartment builders and owners convert Title 24 mandates into long-term benefits.

Nuvve Corporation Fuels Innovation in Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Technology to Bridge the Gap Between Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging

Green Energy Technology Leader Announces Global Strategic Partnerships and Pilot Programs to Transition V2G Platforms from Concept to Commercialization

Highview Power Builds Energy Dream Team to Drive Global Development of its Liquid Air Energy Storage Solution

Mark Somerset named director of business growth and Mathew Brett named business development director. Vice Chairman Gareth Brett appointed chief technology officer

Alencon SPOT Approved For Integration with Yaskawa Solectria Solar XGI Series String Inverters

Joint testing by two leading U.S. PV power electronics manufacturers proves technology interoperability

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Megan Ray Nichols - Contributing Author

Megan Ray Nichols - Contributing Author

Megan Ray Nichols is a blogger and freelance science writer. She posts weekly on her blog, Schooled By Science, about the latest news in science and technology. When she isn't writing, Megan enjoys reading and hiking.