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Intersolar opens with talk of DER integration strategies, system innovations

Intersolar opens with talk of DER integration strategies, system innovations

July 11, 2017 at 1:51 am 0 comments

There is no rest for the solar industry, and the opening of Intersolar North America 2017 was a reminder of that. CALSEIA executive director Bernadette Del Chiaro kicked things off with a history lesson on how far her state has come since the passage of the California Solar Initiative inRead More

Smart grid, battery storage companies see big jump in funding to start 2017

Smart grid, battery storage companies see big jump in funding to start 2017

April 25, 2017 at 7:42 am Comments are Disabled

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors for the first quarter of 2017. Smart Grid Venture capital (VC) funding (including private equity and corporateRead More

How California’s Rule 21 inverter requirements expand grid capacity, limit energy (revenue) generation

How California’s Rule 21 inverter requirements expand grid capacity, limit energy (revenue) generation

June 28, 2016 at 8:22 am 4 comments

A multi-year effort has been ongoing in California to update technical requirements for connecting Distributed Energy Resources (DER) to the grid, known as Rule 21. The experience of Germany was cited as one reason to take action. In Germany, significant grid destabilization problems arose when high penetration levels of solarRead More

European Union makes move to replace electric meters with smart metering systems

European Union makes move to replace electric meters with smart metering systems

May 19, 2016 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

The European Union is aiming to replace at least 80 percent of electricity meters with smart metering systems by 2020, which could reduce emissions across European states by up to 9 percent and cut annual household energy consumption by similar amounts, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’sRead More

Solar energy is the only thing that bridges the partisan divide (Senate passes big energy bill)

Solar energy is the only thing that bridges the partisan divide (Senate passes big energy bill)

April 21, 2016 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

Wow, something in the air is bringing about big energy compromises. Congress can’t agree on the color of money, but so far this year the ITC has been extended and now an actual bi-partisan energy bill has passed the Senate. Inherently, anything bipartisan these days has some serious concessions fromRead More

AlsoEnergy releases ‘Zero Export Solution’ to manage PV production

AlsoEnergy releases ‘Zero Export Solution’ to manage PV production

April 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

AlsoEnergy, a provider of solar monitoring and SCADA systems, has developed a new fully automated PV SCADA solution specifically designed for solar PV systems with “zero export” requirements. These Zero Export Solutions provide automated curtailment commands to manage solar production and keep power contained on-site. “AlsoEnergy developed Zero Export SolutionsRead More

Hawaiian Electric Co. looks to improve grid reliability, boost rooftop solar with Varentec deal

Hawaiian Electric Co. looks to improve grid reliability, boost rooftop solar with Varentec deal

April 6, 2016 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

Here at the NABCEP 2016 Conference in San Diego, no matter what the panel is about, talk always seems to lead back to the effect on the grid and how utilities may or may not react. The first state mentioned every time in any of these discussions is usually Hawaii.Read More

Here’s a report on how utilities are planning for the distributed energy future

Here’s a report on how utilities are planning for the distributed energy future

March 3, 2016 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

  Electric utilities are facing a variety of challenges because of rising amounts of solar, storage and other distributed energy technologies on their systems. In response, some of them are speeding their integration planning efforts. That is the finding of a new paper from Black & Veatch and the SolarRead More

PV system operators get precise energy regulation with WEB’log

PV system operators get precise energy regulation with WEB’log

February 18, 2016 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

meteocontrol North America, Inc., a subsidiary of meteocontrol GmbH and a provider of solar performance monitoring software, services and hardware, has upgraded its WEB’log data logger with a new intelligent control algorithm that gives photovoltaic (PV) system operators a higher degree of flexibility in regulating what proportion of self-generated energyRead More

DTE Electric files for update to electric distribution infrastructure

DTE Electric files for update to electric distribution infrastructure

February 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm 2 comments

DTE Electric has filed a request with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to continue a multi-year modernization of southeast Michigan’s electric distribution infrastructure. Average residential customer bills are expected to remain at 2012 levels or lower. The request was filed Monday. “Our customers want us to provide more reliableRead More

 
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