Hawaii's PUC allowed the utilities to end their popular net metering programs and replace them with the Customer Self Supply program. The CSS program requires zero exportation of self-generated power back to the grid, which can most-efficiently be accomplished by integrating battery storage into the system.
The Mashiki plant achieved commercial operation in June 2017. Powered by Canadian Solar's high-efficiency MaxPower modules, the plant is expected to generate approximately 57,000 MWh of clean, solar electricity per year, which will be purchased by Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. under a 20-year feed-in-tariff contract at the rate of JPY36.0 ($0.32) per kWh.
Dom Galeon for Futurism: "An informed understanding of the potential future costs of electricity storage technologies is essential to quantify their uptake as well as the uptake of low-carbon technologies reliant on storage," the researchers wrote.
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The Market Analysis Platform ("MAP") is a software package that provides insight to potential buyers and others on where wind and solar power purchase agreements are more likely to be economically attractive.
"This financial reinforcement is good for our customers and suppliers alike," Stein said. "It means quite simply that we can reassure our business partners that we will remain a reliable force not only in supplying leading solar technology but also in continuing to fight for fair trade in the U.S. market and improving market conditions there."
Polysilicon prices in China stagnate this week as the suppliers and the buyers hit a stalemate. As Chinese suppliers consider that current demand is solid, they still intend to boost the prices even though the attempts have not yet succeeded. Also, as expected ramp-up by new entrants are deferred and yearly maintenance are scheduled by some suppliers, the restraint in supply have strengthened suppliers attitude to hold the prices at current level. On the other hand, buyers are asking for price discounts as facing huge pressures from the downstream since the demand is not as robust. Therefore, the stalemate has kept the prices in China immobile this week. On the other hand, polysilicon prices slides on oversupply and the recovery seems impossible since the utilization rates of downstream wafer suppliers remain low in overseas market.
Power Factors, an industry-leading software provider for monitoring, managing, and optimizing renewable energy assets, announced Thursday that it was selected as the recipient of an award by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative.
Chris Martin for Bloomberg: The U.S. Energy Department awarded $46.2 million in research grants to improve solar energy technologies and reduce costs to 3 cents per kilowatt-hour by 2030.
Leading EPC Selects SMA to Maximize Plant Performance
Baker Electric Solar continues TERI solar initiative with the design, engineering and installation of 172 kW of solar spread over 10 separate properties.
LG NeON 2 ACe Simplifies Logistics and Installation Process for Homeowners with Two-Step Roof Installation
It's a technological solution to the manifold legal and billing rate complexities of maximizing ROI in a grid-interactive system, particularly in regions with high levels of PV saturation or relatively slow permission to operate timelines.
Boosting Aesthetics and Efficiency, LG NeON R is Only Module of its Kind With 30 Busbars on the Rear of the Unit
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