On Hawaii’s Big Island, Developer Breaks Ground on Off-Grid Solar Community

On Hawaii’s Big Island, Developer Breaks Ground on Off-Grid Solar Community

Hawaii-based developer Brian Anderson is planning a 410-home development along the Big Island’s “Gold Coast” that would become the first off-grid community of this magnitude, he told Pacific Business News on March 13.

NY PSC Adopts Landmark Orders to Value Distributed Energy, Test Energy Storage

On March 9, the New York State Public Service Commission approved a new pricing structure (Cases 15-E-0751, 15-E-0082) for distributed energy resources, designed to promote community solar projects statewide and to gradually phase out net energy metering. The commission also directed the state’s investor-owned utilities to deploy at least two energy storage projects by the end of 2018.

As a result of the order, rooftop solar may decline after 2020 and community solar has been fostered.

Buncombe County, NC, Votes to Supplant Scrap Heap with Solar Farm, Deploy LED Lights in Schools

Buncombe County, NC, Votes to Supplant Scrap Heap with Solar Farm, Deploy LED Lights in Schools

In North Carolina, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners has “seen the light” on sustainability – voting unanimously on March 7 to swap out 47,000 light fixtures in its school district with LED bulbs, to construct a 5-MW solar farm on 25 acres of local brownfield land, and to create a full-time staff position In to oversee local environmental efforts, according to a report by the nonprofit news service Carolina Public Press.

Lithium-ion Dominates Stationary Storage—But Competition is Coming

Lithium-ion Dominates Stationary Storage—But Competition is Coming

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries will continue to dominate the stationary energy storage sector, according to Lux Research. The dominance is not total, however. Lux found that a new approach, current generation flow battery technology, “has an economic case for certain very large and long-duration applications.” The … Read more…

Amazon to Deploy 41 MW of Solar on Its Rooftops Nationwide

Amazon to Deploy 41 MW of Solar on Its Rooftops Nationwide

Amazon plans to deploy of large-scale solar systems on the rooftops of more 15 fulfillment and sortation centers – representing 41 MW of generation – nationwide this year, the Seattle-based company announced on March 2.

National Wind Technology Center Awards Energy Storage Test to RES

National Wind Technology Center Awards Energy Storage Test to RES

The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) awarded a 1-MW/1-MWh energy storage test project to Renewable Energy Systems, the UK-based firm with offices in Broomfield, Colorado, announced on February 22.

GE Renewable to Equip First Commercial U.S. Solar+Wind Hybrid Project

Paris-based GE Renewable Energy announced on February 22 that it had been selected to supply equipment for the first commercial, integrated solar-wind hybrid power generation project in the industry

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. .

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