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Hawaii, South Korea partnering on $4M experimental solar grid in Kailua-Kona

Hawaii and South Korea are partnering on an experimental type of microgrid technology at a green energy compound in Kailua-Kona, the state announced this week. The solar-plus-storage grid at the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park will have 500 kilowatts of new photovoltaic panels and a 750-kilowatt-hour energy storage system, with an artificial intelligence component. […]

Japan’s Mitsui, Local Partner Plan 115-MW Philippine Solar Project

Hawaii Will Power Its Clean Grid With 6,000 Home Batteries Installed by Swell Energy

Swell’s largest contract yet comes after lining up $450 million to aggregate residential solar-battery systems to help the grid. Hawaii’s largest utility enlisted a new tool in its quest for a carbon-free electricity system: thousands of batteries installed in people’s homes. Hawaiian Electric won regulator approval for a $25 million plan to harness solar and […]

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Hannon Armstrong and Clearway Link $950M Solar, Wind and Storage Investment

Nearly 2 gigawatts of existing and new projects from Hawaii and California to Texas and West Virginia. Hannon Armstrong and Clearway Energy Inc. are jointly investing about $950 million in a nearly 2-gigawatt portfolio of existing and new wind, solar and energy storage projects, capping off a year of record-setting U.S. renewables growth with an […]

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Hawaiian Electric Reveals Full List of Winners From Its Big Energy Storage Procurement

The winners range from energy storage stalwarts to relative newcomers to the large-scale battery business. Hawaiian Electric this week revealed the full list of winners from its second large-scale procurement of energy storage and renewables for the islands of Oahu, Maui and Hawaii. The winners run the gamut from major industry players like AES and Engie to […]

Iron Flow Battery Maker ESS Inc Goes Public in a $1.07 Billion SPAC Deal

Span Raises $10M to Scale Up Deployments of Smart Electrical Panels

Led by a Tesla alum, the California startup looks to tap growing demand for solar and storage in key markets of California and Hawaii. Span.IO, the San Francisco-based startup that makes a smart home electrical panel that can track and control behind-the-meter batteries, rooftop solar inverters, EV chargers and other key household loads via smartphone, […]

Webinar: Rajasthan Grid Interactive RE Systems Regulations 2021

7 Projects That Could Put the US Ahead in Floating Offshore Wind

The U.S. is a late arrival to the offshore wind party. But it could play a leading role as floating projects sail toward commercialization. The U.S. is late to the offshore wind party compared to Europe and China. And the injection of new regulatory uncertainty in the shape of permitting delays at Vineyard Wind’s 800-megawatt […]

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Hawaiian Electric Seeks Bids for 900MW of ‘Dispatchable Renewables,’ Storage and Grid Services

The next round of RFPs will help meet Hawaii’s goal of 100 percent renewables by 2045 and replace two big power plants closing on Oahu and Maui in the next five years. On Thursday, Hawaiian Electric issued a long-awaited request for proposals for about 900 megawatts of renewable energy and energy storage projects. It’s the […]

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Hawaii’s Trailblazing Solar Market Continues to Struggle Without Net Metering

National market leader Sunrun has seen its PV permits tumble in Hawaii, echoing broader problems for the market. Is this the new normal? Hawaii’s residential solar market continues to contract, a phenomenon the industry largely attributes to policy changes that went into effect after the state ended net energy metering in 2015. The number of […]

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