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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 […]

JA Solar Supplies High-efficiency PERC Modules for a 32MW Solar-Plus-Storage Project in Hokkaido

BEIJING : JA Solar, a world-leading manufacturer of high-performance photovoltaic products, announced that it supplied all PERC modules for a 32MW solar-plus-storage facility. The facility is one of the largest PV plants in Hokkaido, and has been successfully connected to the grid. The project represents an innovative large-scale application of photovoltaic and energy storage technologies, […]

California Demands 3.3GW of New Resources as Grid Shortfall Looms

Procurement is a boon for solar-storage, demand response and other clean resources, and could forestall last-ditch option of keeping coastal gas plants open. California regulators have approved a 3.3-gigawatt “all-source” procurement that will pit new renewables, energy storage, demand response and other clean resources against natural gas-fired power plants in a race to meet what […]

Ameresco Plots Larger Role for Solar and Storage

The microgrids and energy-efficiency specialist says the number of viable markets for on-site solar and storage is growing. Ameresco is best known as a commercial and industrial energy services company, or ESCO, competing against giants like Honeywell, Siemens, Johnson Controls and a host of other national and regional providers on HVAC retrofits, LED lighting upgrades, […]