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Hawaiian Electric Announces Seven Solar Plus Storage Projects

January 14th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted contracts earlier this month for seven grid-scale solar-plus-storage projects to be built on three of the state's islands which will add approximately 262 megawatts (MW) worth of new solar capacity and 1,048 MW-hours worth of energy storage. 


Rooftop Solar Curtailment To Ease With Refocused Hawaii Energy Contracts

January 7th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Hawaiian electric utilities have been forcefully de-linking residential rooftop solar generators at peak hours for several years, but the installation-discouraging practice may fade as refocused utility-scale solar+storage contracts come into effect. Beyond Hawaii, these new contract types, which shift curtailment risk away from the solar owner, also may help California avoid an increase in the curtailment of solar flowing onto its grid


100 MW/400 MWh Fluence Energy Storage Project For Long Beach — World’s Largest Li-Ion Battery Storage Project

January 24th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

AES Energy Storage and Siemens have joined forces to create a new energy storage company called Fluence Energy, which we mentioned recently in a story about the breakthrough prices of renewable energy + storage projects. Fluence CEO John Zahurancik has since answered some questions for CleanTechnica about the new company and one of its major new energy storage projects


Wind & Solar + Storage Prices Smash Records

January 11th, 2018 | by Christopher Arcus

In a new report from Xcel Energy, the company reported unprecedented low bids for wind and solar with storage. Last year, Xcel announced it would close 660 MW worth of coal-fired power capacity at Comanche Generating Station. Xcel subsidiary Public Service Company issue a request for proposals for wind, solar, natural gas, and storage


Low-Priced Renewables Driving Change At US Utility Companies

November 14th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Renewables are disrupting the utility industry in Missouri, where one utility say it will invest $1.8 billion in renewable energy in the next few years and another says it will shutter an existing coal fired generating plant 10 years earlier than planned.


A Case Study In Grid Resilience — Dominican Republic

October 30th, 2017 | by George Harvey

Puerto Rico, as most of us know, was hit by two hurricanes in as many weeks. Irma and Maria made a mess of the island, and it will take months to get things back to normal. When the island does get its electric system back to normal, however, it will not be as things were. It will be new, and hopefully better


AES & AIMCo Partner To Acquire sPower

February 27th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Fortune 200 company AES and one of Canada's largest investment managers AIMCo are set to acquire FTP Power LLC, better known as sPower, the United States' largest owner, operator, and developer of utility-scale solar.


Nissan Drops Batteries

August 9th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Originally published on sister site Gas2. While Tesla is busy building its enormous Gigafactory in Nevada, Nissan has started talks with Japanese [&hellip


Imperial Valley’s Unique Combination of Solar and Geothermal Resources Make it a Hotbed of Renewable Energy Activity, and Controversy

December 28th, 2011 | by Andrew

California's Imperial Valley is rich in solar and geothermal energy resources, but its drive to build itself into a clean, renewable energy hub is creating some controversy among the local community, which in large part has been built around agriculture. County commissioners on Tuesday approved LS Power's application to build the Centinela 275-MW solar photovoltaic energy array on private farmland, bringing the debate, and tensions, to the fore



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