Why Is Wind + Storage Getting Short Shrift?

Hybrid plants combining wind, solar and batteries can reliably supply electricity during peak-demand hours, the author writes. Chandu Visweswariah is founding president and CEO of Utopus Insights, a New York-based energy analytics company acquired last year by Vestas. Competitive markets are wonderful crucibles of innovation. With decades of accumulated manufacturing experience for use in portable […]

GlidePath Took on Storage in Texas. Now It Wants to Add Batteries to Wind

Quinbrook-backed developer will fill batteries with wind power during times of negative pricing in the Southwest Power Pool. Batteries paired with solar plants have gained momentum in sunny locales, but a market for shifting wind generation using battery storage has so far failed to materialize. Developer GlidePath Power Solutions, however, sees a path forward for […]

‘Cheaper Than a Peaker’: NextEra Inks Massive Wind+Solar+Storage Deal in Oklahoma

NextEra will build a combined 700 megawatts for an electric cooperative group in a landmark deal for the hybrid renewables sector. NextEra Energy Resources seems intent on proving that triple hybrid plants can work in the U.S. market. The powerhouse renewables developer contracted this week with Oklahoma-based Western Farmers Electric Cooperative to build the largest […]

Vestas to Acquire Stake in Wind and Solar Developer Sowitec

Wind turbine companies are increasingly engaging with solar and storage as they diversify into new corners of the power-generation market. Denmark’s Vestas, the world’s leading wind turbine supplier, is moving to acquire a stake in renewables project developer Sowitec — part of a trend of wind manufacturers diversifying to offer multi-technology solutions to customers around […]