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AutoGrid nets ARPA-E funding to scale its virtual power plant management software

January 18, 2021

AutoGrid was awarded $2.25 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to increase the scalability and electric vehicle (EV) management capabilities of its Flex Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform. The expanded Flex capabilities include scaling real-time co-optimization up to 100,000 assets, and expanding theRead More

Massachusetts Water Resource Authority adding energy storage system via Stem

Massachusetts Water Resource Authority adding energy storage system via Stem

January 15, 2021

Stem, Inc. has been awarded a project mandate to provide energy storage solutions to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) in Greater Boston, a public agency that provides wholesale water and sewer services reaching more than 3 million people in eastern and central Massachusetts. The project adds to Stem’s significant portfolioRead More

Funding

AutoGrid nets ARPA-E funding to scale its virtual power plant management software

January 18, 2021

AutoGrid was awarded $2.25 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to increase the scalability and electric vehicle (EV) management capabilities of its Flex Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform. The expanded Flex capabilities include scaling real-time co-optimization up to 100,000 assets, and expanding theRead More

Swell Energy virtual power plant deal with Hawaiian Electric approved by PUC

Swell Energy virtual power plant deal with Hawaiian Electric approved by PUC

January 18, 2021

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved Swell Energy‘s $25 million contract with Hawaiian Electric for the delivery of various grid services through an aggregated “virtual power plant” (VPP) on three islands. Swell Energy, a California-based energy and smart grid solutions provider, will deploy behind-the-meter solar-powered home batteries to approximately 6,000Read More

Swell Energy virtual power plant deal with Hawaiian Electric approved by PUC

Swell Energy virtual power plant deal with Hawaiian Electric approved by PUC

January 18, 2021

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved Swell Energy‘s $25 million contract with Hawaiian Electric for the delivery of various grid services through an aggregated “virtual power plant” (VPP) on three islands. Swell Energy, a California-based energy and smart grid solutions provider, will deploy behind-the-meter solar-powered home batteries to approximately 6,000Read More

 
Boosts and boasts: The latest data on solar tracker + bifacial PV module production yields

Boosts and boasts: The latest data on solar tracker + bifacial PV module production yields

January 18, 2021

Improving the electricity yield in photovoltaic solar energy long has been a game of incremental additions of new technology. Over the past few years, bifacial panel adoption has been tested at a utility scale, and designs have been refined to the point that a high single-digit gain from a single-axis trackerRead More

Tigo Energy raises $20 million in huge investment round

Tigo Energy raises $20 million in huge investment round

January 15, 2021

Tigo Energy, Inc., one of the top brands in module level power electronics, announced a $20 million round of investment, led by Energy Growth Momentum. The investment will be used to improve upon existing products and develop next generation solutions that maximize returns for PV customers. A portion of theRead More

Funding

AutoGrid nets ARPA-E funding to scale its virtual power plant management software

January 18, 2021

AutoGrid was awarded $2.25 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to increase the scalability and electric vehicle (EV) management capabilities of its Flex Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform. The expanded Flex capabilities include scaling real-time co-optimization up to 100,000 assets, and expanding theRead More

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Funding

AutoGrid nets ARPA-E funding to scale its virtual power plant management software

January 18, 2021 at 12:26 pm 0 comments

AutoGrid was awarded $2.25 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to increase the scalability and electric vehicle (EV) management capabilities of its Flex Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform. The expanded Flex capabilities include scaling real-time co-optimization up to 100,000 assets, and expanding theRead More

BoxPower system at school in Guayama, Puerto Rico.

BoxPower CEO on the growing microgrid market for small businesses

January 18, 2021 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

Made-to-order microgrids are a recognized energy solution for large industrial, government and agricultural facilities. New more agile systems with pre-design and prefabrication are now expanding microgrid applications for small and midsize operations. BoxPower is one brand filling this niche with new integrated microgrid products that offer quick, affordable energy solutionsRead More

Swell Energy virtual power plant deal with Hawaiian Electric approved by PUC

Swell Energy virtual power plant deal with Hawaiian Electric approved by PUC

January 18, 2021 at 11:50 am 0 comments

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved Swell Energy‘s $25 million contract with Hawaiian Electric for the delivery of various grid services through an aggregated “virtual power plant” (VPP) on three islands. Swell Energy, a California-based energy and smart grid solutions provider, will deploy behind-the-meter solar-powered home batteries to approximately 6,000Read More

Boosts and boasts: The latest data on solar tracker + bifacial PV module production yields

Boosts and boasts: The latest data on solar tracker + bifacial PV module production yields

January 18, 2021 at 10:18 am 0 comments

Improving the electricity yield in photovoltaic solar energy long has been a game of incremental additions of new technology. Over the past few years, bifacial panel adoption has been tested at a utility scale, and designs have been refined to the point that a high single-digit gain from a single-axis trackerRead More

Panasonic promotes 13 installers in Residential Solar Installer Program

Panasonic promotes 13 installers in Residential Solar Installer Program

January 18, 2021 at 9:34 am 0 comments

As mentioned in our Guide to Partner Programs this month, solar installation contractors who join partner programs can build a stronger business by taking advantage of benefits from preferred pricing and stronger warranties to advanced training and marketing support. Panasonic Corporation of North America has one of the best programs out thereRead More

Roof Tech’s Proven Performance and Commitment to Quality

Roof Tech’s Proven Performance and Commitment to Quality

January 17, 2021 at 8:00 am 0 comments

When Tim Graunke, head of project development at Solar Gain, first encountered the Roof Tech team he knew they would be the right choice for a new job he was about to start. “I was at the 2016 Intersolar North America conference in San Francisco,” he recalled. “We had aRead More

Massachusetts Water Resource Authority adding energy storage system via Stem

Massachusetts Water Resource Authority adding energy storage system via Stem

January 15, 2021 at 9:51 am 0 comments

Stem, Inc. has been awarded a project mandate to provide energy storage solutions to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) in Greater Boston, a public agency that provides wholesale water and sewer services reaching more than 3 million people in eastern and central Massachusetts. The project adds to Stem’s significant portfolioRead More

Tigo Energy raises $20 million in huge investment round

Tigo Energy raises $20 million in huge investment round

January 15, 2021 at 9:39 am 0 comments

Tigo Energy, Inc., one of the top brands in module level power electronics, announced a $20 million round of investment, led by Energy Growth Momentum. The investment will be used to improve upon existing products and develop next generation solutions that maximize returns for PV customers. A portion of theRead More

Solar panel cleaning company SunBrush opens Nevada branch to better serve U.S. market

Solar panel cleaning company SunBrush opens Nevada branch to better serve U.S. market

January 14, 2021 at 10:39 am 0 comments

The world market leader for PV cleaning systems from Germany, SunBrush mobil, is breaking new ground with the opening of its branch office SunBrush USA in the city of Henderson, Nevada. There, the joint venture of SunBrush mobil and its importer for the UK and Irish market Halse Solar LtdRead More

Intersolar North America, Energy Storage North America launch Solar + Storage Webinar Series

Intersolar North America, Energy Storage North America launch Solar + Storage Webinar Series

January 14, 2021 at 9:36 am 0 comments

Intersolar North America (ISNA) and Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the newly combined flagship solar + storage events, have partnered with Strategen to launch “Solar + Storage: Today’s Progress, Tomorrow’s Promise,” a free webinar series designed to educate and energize solar + storage professionals ahead of its inaugural collaborative conferenceRead More