Post Tagged with: "resilience"

Big deal: Sunrun and SCE team up on virtual power plant program

Big deal: Sunrun and SCE team up on virtual power plant program

June 22, 2020 at 10:50 am 1 comment

Sunrun and Southern California Edison (SCE), the largest utility in Southern California and the country as a whole, are teaming up to launch a virtual power plant. The partnership between Sunrun and SCE will demonstrate how residential rooftop solar and batteries support California’s ongoing transition to clean, reliable, locally-generated electricity.Read More

Improving grid resilience in the face of climate change, natural disasters — and now COVID-19

Improving grid resilience in the face of climate change, natural disasters — and now COVID-19

May 13, 2020 at 11:52 am 0 comments

At the start of 2020, climate change, natural disasters and public policy were the biggest concerns when it came to grid resilience. Fast forward just a few months, and grid reliability is taking center stage, as the world contends with the COVID-19 crisis. Maintaining reliable power for healthcare, work, educationRead More

The 19 best Solar Builder articles from 2019

The 19 best Solar Builder articles from 2019

December 31, 2019 at 8:06 am Comments are Disabled

Looking back at 2019, if I had to pick a pun moniker for the solar industry (and I do), it wasn’t so much a ‘solar-coaster’ as it was a ‘solar derby.’ Established companies, technologies and ideas were all bashing into each other, forming alliances and finding other competitive edges toRead More

Solar parking canopies shading school buses at Analy High School, a Sage Energy site in the West Sonoma County Union High School District.

Santa Barbara School District to build solar-driven microgrids to improve community resilience

December 19, 2019 at 2:28 pm Comments are Disabled

As deadly wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) become the “new normal” in California, communities are increasingly turning to renewables-driven microgrids to maintain power for their most critical loads during grid outages that can last for days or potentially weeks. To bring these communities unparalleled economic, environmental, and resilienceRead More

California community aggregator MCE commits $3 million for resiliency projects

California community aggregator MCE commits $3 million for resiliency projects

November 25, 2019 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

California’s first Community Choice Aggregation program MCE voted last week to commit $3 million to support resiliency projects for its customers. This major new investment is focused on funding local resiliency efforts in MCE’s four-county service area, specifically for critical facilities and sites serving vulnerable customers. This $3 million commitmentRead More

Siemens awarded $6.4M by DOE to develop solar’s role in grid resilience

Siemens awarded $6.4M by DOE to develop solar’s role in grid resilience

May 15, 2019 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

Siemens’ central research and development unit in the U.S., Siemens Corporate Technology (CT) US, was selected for a $6.4 million research award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the U.S. electricity grid. This project will createRead More