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Governor gives behind-the-meter storage a US$55m boost on New York’s Long Island

Funding is to be administered from NYSERDA’s commercial and residential programmes respectively, with the initiative also supporting – and supported by – utility PSEG-LI. Customers in Long Island, New York, that install commercial energy storage systems of up to 5MW and residential solar-plus-storage will be eligible for incentive payments of US$250 per kWh of storage […]

IEEFA: Solar-plus-storage undermines coal economics by ‘hundreds of millions’ of dollars

Tumbling solar-plus-storage costs could see the hybrid technology become a money saver for US firms grappling with expensive legacy coal portfolios, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Utilities shutting down coal units ahead of their end-of-life point and replacing them with renewables, stand to reap savings in the “hundreds of […]

Federal Circuit Invalidates Electric Vehicle Charging Station Patent

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ventured into the electric vehicle technology space, but only to invalidate a patent related to networked charging stations.1 ChargePoint, the patent owner, argued the invention improved networked charging stations that solve needs inherent in electric vehicle charging – namely, 1) allowing the stations to be […]