Post Tagged with: "California"

8minute Solar Energy’s 67-MW Lotus Solar Farm is now fully operational

8minute Solar Energy’s 67-MW Lotus Solar Farm is now fully operational

September 16, 2020 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

8minute Solar Energy announced the 67-megawatt Lotus Solar Farm in Madera County, Calif., is now fully operational. The Lotus Solar Farm produces energy for more than 12,000 Southern California homes, delivered through a 20-year power purchase agreement with Southern California Edison, and will reduce carbon emissions by more than 48,000 metricRead More

Liberty Utilities goes with BoxPower solar microgrid for wildfire mitigation, cost avoidance

Liberty Utilities goes with BoxPower solar microgrid for wildfire mitigation, cost avoidance

September 16, 2020 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Liberty Utilities is going with a microgrid solution from BoxPower to power a remote mountain research station. The decision will save millions of dollars by replacing high fire-risk distribution lines with a containerized solar+storage microgrid. The project is the result of a request-for-offers issued by Liberty Utilities for a wildfire-mitigationRead More

Largest solar-plus-storage project by a California CCA coming via Clean Power Alliance, 8minute

Largest solar-plus-storage project by a California CCA coming via Clean Power Alliance, 8minute

September 10, 2020 at 4:46 pm 0 comments

8minute Solar Energy  executed a 15-year power purchase agreement with Clean Power Alliance for the 400-MW Rexford 1 Solar & Storage Center in Tulare County — which includes 180 MW/540 MWh of energy storage. When it becomes operational in 2023, Rexford will provide enough energy for over 370,000 Californians, making it the largestRead More

United States energy storage sector hits deployment record in second quarter (residential up 28%)

United States energy storage sector hits deployment record in second quarter (residential up 28%)

September 8, 2020 at 11:26 am 0 comments

According to Wood Mackenzie and the U.S. Energy Storage Association’s latest ‘US Energy Storage Monitor’ report, 168 megawatts were deployed in second quarter of 2020. This is an increase of 72% quarter over quarter, 117% year-over-year and is the second-highest quarterly total ever seen, falling just behind the fourth quarterRead More

Wasatch Energy Group tabs sonnen for virtual power plants in California apartments

Wasatch Energy Group tabs sonnen for virtual power plants in California apartments

September 1, 2020 at 9:51 am 0 comments

Sonnen and Wasatch Energy Group are deploying a series of residential virtual power plant projects in California. The Wasatch California Virtual power plant fleet 1 and 2 will outfit some 3,000 residential apartment homes with solar generation and Sonnen intelligent battery energy storage. In aggregate, the project is set toRead More

LS Power turns on 250-MW Gateway Energy Storage project in San Diego County

LS Power turns on 250-MW Gateway Energy Storage project in San Diego County

August 21, 2020 at 8:41 am 0 comments

LS Power unveiled the largest battery energy storage project in the world (for the moment) with Gateway Energy Storage. The 250 megawatt Gateway project, located in the East Otay Mesa community in San Diego County, Calif., enhances grid reliability and reduces customer energy costs. In doing so, Gateway provides a valuableRead More

SGIP funding for solar plus storage is the economic boost California needs now

SGIP funding for solar plus storage is the economic boost California needs now

July 20, 2020 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

Clean energy jobs at solar installers and other companies were expected to be some of the fastest-growing occupations over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But the coronavirus pandemic has been a blow to the sector, as more than 106,000 workers in this field filedRead More

8minute Solar Energy signs its first PPA with a California Community Choice provider

8minute Solar Energy signs its first PPA with a California Community Choice provider

June 17, 2020 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

8minute Solar Energy executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Monterey Bay Community Power Authority (MBCP) and Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), marking 8minute’s first contract with Community Choice Energy (CCE) providers. The 250-megawatt (250 MWdc / 200 MWac) Aratina Solar Center includes 150 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy storage andRead More

Big news: California PUC adds ‘avoided transmission costs’ to value of distributed energy resources

Big news: California PUC adds ‘avoided transmission costs’ to value of distributed energy resources

April 23, 2020 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

  In a big win for clean local energy in California, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has agreed to include avoided transmission costs as part of the valuation of distributed energy resources (DER). The CPUC uses the Avoided Cost Calculator (ACC) as a key tool to calculate the valueRead More

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Two California CCAs sign solar, storage agreements with First Solar

April 22, 2020 at 1:30 pm Comments are Disabled

First Solar signed two 15-year Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) and Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE). The project will be powered by First Solar’s proprietary thin film module technology, designed and developed at the Company’s research and development (R&D) centers inRead More