Post Tagged with: "utility-scale"

Infiswift wants to update solar performance management with swiftPV IoT solution

Infiswift wants to update solar performance management with swiftPV IoT solution

September 7, 2017 at 1:35 pm Comments are Disabled

At Solar Power International, infiswift, an enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) platform leader, is launching swiftPV, which leverages IoT technology to change how the solar industry uses data to optimize the performance of PV systems. The suite of products and services allows PV power plant owners and operators to connect diverse PVRead More

Appeals court eases pathway for utility-scale solar development in North Carolina

Appeals court eases pathway for utility-scale solar development in North Carolina

August 10, 2017 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

In a unanimous decision issued June 6, 2017, the North Carolina Court of Appeals held that the application for issuance of a conditional use permit (CUP) by Innovative Solar 55 LLC to construct a solar farm was wrongfully denied by the Robeson County Board of County Commissioners. This is onlyRead More

EIA: Utility-scale solar to see 36 percent increase in 2017

EIA: Utility-scale solar to see 36 percent increase in 2017

August 8, 2017 at 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled

The updated Short-Term Energy Outlook from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows total U.S. electricity generation from utility-scale power plants averaged 11,145 GWh per day in 2016. Forecast U.S. generation declines by 1.2% in 2017, which mostly reflects expectations of milder temperatures in the third quarter of 2017 compared withRead More

Utility-scale solar generator costs declined 21 percent in two years

Utility-scale solar generator costs declined 21 percent in two years

July 6, 2017 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

Based on EIA survey data for new, utility-scale electric generators (those with a capacity greater than one megawatt), capacity-weighted average construction costs for many generator types have fallen in recent years. Annual changes in construction costs include the effects of differences in the geographic distribution of installed capacity between years,Read More

DER power couple: EnSync, Schneider Electric look to advance grid edge market

DER power couple: EnSync, Schneider Electric look to advance grid edge market

June 15, 2017 at 7:32 am Comments are Disabled

EnSync Energy Systems, a developer of distributed energy resource (DER) systems and Internet of Energy (IoE) control platforms for the utility, commercial, industrial and multi-tenant building markets, will be working with Schneider Electric to explore technology and opportunities in the DER market. After reviewing EnSync’s Matrix Energy System, the twoRead More

Minnesota Power reveals next step in its renewable energy growth strategy

Minnesota Power reveals next step in its renewable energy growth strategy

June 13, 2017 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE, is taking the next step in its EnergyForward strategy. If approved by regulators, the resource package coupled with the company’s existing renewable resources will result in renewable resources providing 44 percent of the company’s energy supply by 2025, further reducing carbon emissions whileRead More

Top 4 takeaways from Q1 2017 Solar Market Insight Report

Top 4 takeaways from Q1 2017 Solar Market Insight Report

June 12, 2017 at 8:22 am Comments are Disabled

Following rapid growth across the industry in 2016, the United States solar market added 2,044 megawatts of new capacity in the first quarter of 2017, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Q1 was the sixth straight quarter in which moreRead More

Younicos delivers MW-scale storage system to Austin Energy

Younicos delivers MW-scale storage system to Austin Energy

May 30, 2017 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

Younicos has signed an agreement to deliver a megawatt-scale battery storage system to Austin Energy, as part of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-funded initiative known as the Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES) project. Younicos will collaborate with the project’s prime contractor, Doosan GridTech,Read More

PG&E is dropping the cost for its Solar Choice program, procuring more solar sites

PG&E is dropping the cost for its Solar Choice program, procuring more solar sites

May 22, 2017 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is dropping the cost to participate in its 100 percent solar energy program by 30 percent for residential customers and by nearly 50 percent for some business customers. This significant cost reduction in the company’s Solar Choice program is thanks in part to PG&E’sRead More

Detailed look at the utility-scale solar boom the past five years

Detailed look at the utility-scale solar boom the past five years

May 8, 2017 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

Utility-scale solar installations — including both photovoltaic (PV) and thermal technologies — grew at an average rate of 72% per year between 2010 and 2016, faster than any other generating technologies. Utility-scale solar (plants with a capacity of at least one megawatt) now makes up about 2% of all utility-scaleRead More