L.A. Looks To Expand Feed-In Tariff Program

A 1.6 MW FiT installation combined with 3 MW of net-metered solar in L.A.’s Lincoln Heights neighborhood. (Source: LADWP) The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is planning to expand and modify its feed-in tariff (FiT) program. LADWP’s… Read moreL.A. Looks To Expand Feed-In Tariff Program

New Incident Response Service Assesses Solar After Natural Disasters

Two providers of field testing for solar power plants, Heliolytics and PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), have launched a new incident response service. The joint offering is designed to help solar asset owners and managers, operations and maintenance providers, investors, and… Read moreNew Incident Response Service Assesses Solar After Natural Disasters

30-MW California community solar project will benefit qualified low-income customers in Imperial and Coachella

With the symbolic flip of a switch, clean, green electric power began flowing from a first-of-its-kind community solar project that will provide renewable energy to, and lower the electric utility bills for, all of Imperial Irrigation District’s qualified, low-income customers… Read more30-MW California community solar project will benefit qualified low-income customers in Imperial and Coachella

NEC will develop liquid metal battery system with Ambri technology

NEC Energy Solutions (NEC) and Ambri announced they have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) in which NEC will design and develop an energy storage system based on Ambri’s liquid metal battery technology. NEC will employ its proprietary AEROS energy storage… Read moreNEC will develop liquid metal battery system with Ambri technology

Partners Donate Solar Project At Texas Research Center

Enphase Energy Inc., IES Texas Solar and Mission Solar recently donated a project to the Margaret Bamberger Research and Education Center at the Bamberger Ranch in Blanco County, Texas. The 17.5 kW solar system consists of 50 Enphase micro-inverters and… Read morePartners Donate Solar Project At Texas Research Center

CalCom Launches Fund To Build Solar, Storage For California Farmers

CalCom Energy, a solar developer and energy services company focused on agriculture and water customers, has launched the Agriculture Energy Infrastructure Fund, a $100 million resource to build solar and energy storage projects to benefit farming communities in California. The… Read moreCalCom Launches Fund To Build Solar, Storage For California Farmers

Wyoming’s somber fiscal outlook revives talk of higher wind tax

Wyoming’s somber fiscal outlook has revived discussion among majority Republican lawmakers over a possible new tax on all electricity generation or raising the existing $1/MWh on wind energy output. The least populous US state faces looming budget deficits driven by… Read moreWyoming’s somber fiscal outlook revives talk of higher wind tax

Department of Energy Announces Winners of Solar Prize and Two New Innovative Solar Initiatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, at Solar Power International, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Daniel R Simmons, announced the winners of the first round of the American-Made Solar… Read moreDepartment of Energy Announces Winners of Solar Prize and Two New Innovative Solar Initiatives

Worker dies and second critically hurt at US wind tower plant

One worker died and a second suffered “life threatening injuries” after an incident at a wind turbine tower factory in the US. Emergency services were called to the Arcosa Wind Towers facility in Newton, Iowa, on 21 September. Top GE… Read moreWorker dies and second critically hurt at US wind tower plant

GE seals its largest US battery energy storage system order

GE Renewable Energy will supply battery energy storage systems with 100MWh total capacity for three projects in California under development by Convergent Energy + Power, GE’s largest single US order to date. Terms of the transaction were not made public…. Read moreGE seals its largest US battery energy storage system order