Product Announcement: REopt Lite’s Fresh Features Gauge Costs of Solar+Storage, Bypass Pricey Experts

Product Announcement: REopt Lite’s Fresh Features Gauge Costs of Solar+Storage, Bypass Pricey Experts

A new tool is available for building owners and energy managers that will allow them to easily evaluate the costs and benefits of solar photovoltaic and battery storage systems (solar+storage) to power critical building loads when grid outages occur. The newly released features of the NREL online solar+storage optimization tool, REopt Lite offer enhanced

Panasonic Tests Solar+Storage Using Younicos Li-ion Battery at Denver’s Peña Station NEXT

Panasonic Tests Solar+Storage Using Younicos Li-ion Battery at Denver’s Peña Station NEXT

Younicos announced on April 18 that it had commissioned a commercial 1-MW/2-MWh lithium-ion battery system in Denver that will serve as a key part of a futuristic solar-plus-storage microgrid – and a smart neighborhood – being tested by Japanese electronics giant Panasonic.

Kona Brewing Company Signs PPA for Solar-Plus-Battery Storage

Kona Brewing Company Signs PPA for Solar-Plus-Battery Storage

Kona Brewing Company signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with EnSync, Inc. and its subsidiary Holu Energy to build a solar-plus-battery storage system for a new brewery being constructed in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The installation is expected to meet a quarter of the brewery’s electricity needs.

South Australia Looking to Solar and Energy Storage to Achieve Zero Net Electricity Costs by 2020

South Australia Looking to Solar and Energy Storage to Achieve Zero Net Electricity Costs by 2020

  South Australia’s SA Water is looking to install 152 megawatts of solar PV generation and 35 megawatt hours of energy storage over the next two years, to realize its ambitious goal of achieving zero net electricity costs by 2020. A 2017 report from Infrastructure … Read more…

Solar PV and Energy Storage to Propel the European Direct Current Power Market to $40 million by 2025

Solar PV and Energy Storage to Propel the European Direct Current Power Market to $40 million by 2025

  The European direct current power market is expected to reach $40.1 million by 2025 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 31.2% over the forecast period 2017-2025, driven by the increasing integration of solar photovoltaic system (PV) and energy storage in residential and commercial buildings, according to Frost … Read more…

Arizona Public Service Partners with First Solar to Create One of the Largest Battery Storage Systems in the Country

Arizona Public Service Partners with First Solar to Create One of the Largest Battery Storage Systems in the Country

Two renewable energy proponents, Arizona Public Service and First Solar, are bringing a first-of-its-kind 50-megawatt (MW) solar-fueled battery to the desert to provide clean power to Arizonans on hot summer days. This project will make Arizona home to one of the largest battery storage systems … Read more…

Retailer Macy’s Adds 21 Rooftop Solar Arrays, Three with Storage

Retailer Macy’s Adds 21 Rooftop Solar Arrays, Three with Storage

On April 21, nationwide retailer Macy’s announced that 21 high-efficiency SunPower solar arrays have gone live this year at its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s locations in seven states, totaling 15 MW – and adding to the nearly 24 MW of SunPower solar that has been operating on its store and fulfillment center rooftops since 2007. Electricity generated by the new solar power systems ultimately will be sold to others.

Oahu-Based Food Processor Enlists EnSync for Solar + Storage

Oahu-Based Food Processor Enlists EnSync for Solar + Storage

EnSync Energy Systems announced on April 13 that it will provide an on-site solar-plus-storage system to an Hawaii-based food processing company in order to increase the company’s sustainability and electrical resiliency, while also supporting expansion of grid service capabilities with the local utility.

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