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California’s PUC just made huge changes to its Rule 21 solar, storage interconnection policy

California’s PUC just made huge changes to its Rule 21 solar, storage interconnection policy

September 25, 2020 at 9:34 am 0 comments

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) just issued sweeping changes to Rule 21, the rules under which distributed energy resources, like solar power and energy storage, may interconnect to the grid. The revisions encompass many issues but three of the most noteworthy include: 1) the plan to incorporate data on theRead More

Grid saturation lessons from Australia and Hawaii

Grid saturation lessons from Australia and Hawaii

September 3, 2020 at 8:00 am 1 comment

A number of countries, states, and municipalities have been setting 100% clean energy goals. As the price of renewables keeps dropping, more people and businesses are turning to clean local energy, often in the form of rooftop solar. But in some locations, like Australia and Hawaii, solar adoption has beenRead More

How to deliver solar safely (and successfully) during COVID-19

How to deliver solar safely (and successfully) during COVID-19

May 28, 2020 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

In any scenario, the construction phase of a solar energy project brings with it a slew of logistical challenges and decision points for the delivery team. During the COVID-19 crisis, that list has understandably grown. COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of construction, both administrative and in the field. Where solarRead More

NERC compliance on solar projects: whose responsibility is it?

NERC compliance on solar projects: whose responsibility is it?

February 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Watching a professional kitchen operate is an impressive sight. At first glance, it appears chaotic and disorganized. But upon closer inspection, it is clear that everyone, from the line cook to the head chef, has a distinct responsibility, all while working in concert with the rest of the cooks. ThisRead More

What’s new in the 2019 edition of IREC’s grid interconnection best practices?

What’s new in the 2019 edition of IREC’s grid interconnection best practices?

September 16, 2019 at 1:53 pm Comments are Disabled

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) released its nationally applicable IREC Model Interconnection Procedures, 2019 Edition, last week. The model procedures reflect the latest evolution in best practices to facilitate higher penetrations of distributed energy resources (DERs) on the grid, integrating new technologies while maintaining grid safety and reliability. TheRead More