Xcel Starts $4M Solar Energy Storage Pilot Program in Denver

Xcel Starts $4M Solar Energy Storage Pilot Program in Denver

The Stapleton neighborhood in Denver has the largest concentration of rooftop solar in the city. That’s why Xcel Energy is using its North Central Park and Eastbridge neighborhoods for a $4 million, two-year pilot program  that will test the value of storing solar energy in banks of batteries, according to a February 15 report by the ABC-TV news affiliate, The Denver Channel.

El Paso Electric Requests $42.5M in Rates, Plus Distributed Generation with Demand Charges

On February 13, El Paso Electric filed (Docket No. 46831) with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to request an increase in non-fuel base revenues of approximately $42.5 million, or 8.71 percent over its adjusted test year base rate revenues. .

EnSync Energy Systems Supplying Oceanic Time Warner in Hawaii

EnSync Energy Systems Supplying Oceanic Time Warner in Hawaii

EnSync Energy Systems announced today that it has entered a power purchase agreement with Oceanic Time Warner that includes a distributed energy resource system from the company. The system is EnSync’s SuperModule containerized energy storage, its Matrix Energy Management and about 400 kW of solar … Read more…

New York Moves to Update Its Grid

New York Moves to Update Its Grid

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) has released a five-year timeline for reshaping the state’s grid. “The Distributed Energy Resources Roadmap,” according to The Times Union, is part of the state’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) program. Grids today are one-way affairs in which a … Read more…

Schneider Electric, Duke Energy Renewables Building Microgrids for Montgomery County, MD

Schneider Electric, Duke Energy Renewables Building Microgrids for Montgomery County, MD

Schneider Electric and Duke Energy Renewables this week announced that they will build and deploy microgrids at the Montgomery County, MD, Public Safety Headquarters and the county Correctional Facility. The press release says that the project will include infrastructure upgrades at both locations, installation of … Read more…

Intuit Buys Off-Site Wind for California HQ

Business and financial software company Intuit has expanded its commitment to moving to a 100 percent renewable energy supply at its headquarters in Mountain View, California, with a purchase of wind power from Renewable Power Direct, the two companies announced on February 2.

Ithaca College Going 10% Solar Through Net-Metering

Ithaca College and The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) said that the campus now is getting the equivalent of 10 percent of its electricity from solar power. This is being done via net metering and a  remote 2.9 MW solar array. … Read more…

Solar’s Next Step: Build It In, Don’t Bolt It On

Solar’s Next Step: Build It In, Don’t Bolt It On

The goal of integrating solar power into buildings instead of bolting the technology on afterwards has taken a step forward with the announcement that Tesla and Panasonic have expanded their existing relationship to include manufacture of Tesla’s solar roof products. The work will be done … Read more…

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