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Solar Plus Storage: Solving Power Outages

Aug 27, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Solar Energy, California, Utility-Scale PV, Solar Industry, Installations, Distributed Storage, Solar Plus Storage, Distributed Solar, Breiter Planet Properties, Resilience, Transmission & Distribution, CAISO, Power Outages

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SEIA calls for strengthening PURPA

Jun 1, 2020 9:15:00 AM / by William Driscoll, pv magazine posted in California, Policy, United States, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Texas, ERCOT, Industrial PV, Commercial PV, Consumer Protection, Markets & Policy, New England, FERC

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Rebuilding the West through bold investment in clean energy

May 28, 2020 9:15:00 AM / by Brett Isaac, Chris Deschene, Clara Pratt, Dan Rosen, Kevin De Leon posted in California, Policy, United States, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Installations, Arizona, Opinion & Analysis, Industrial PV, Commercial PV, Covid-19, Markets & Policy, Navajo Power

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First Solar nears final environmental approval for 450 MW Mojave Desert solar power plant

Jan 20, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by John Weaver, pv magazine posted in Property Management, Real Estate, Revenue, Rent, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar, Energy, Solar Development, Solar Capital, Solar Finance, California, New Construction, Policy, Utilities, United States, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Business, Finance

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The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has given a preliminary, but close to final, environmental approval for First Solar’s 450 MWac Desert Quartzite solar power plant.

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Peak Demand

Oct 22, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, California, New York, Solar Industry, Solar Cost & Prices, Decarbonize, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Legislation, Solar Plus Storage, Decarbonization, Infrastructure, Climate Change

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What Is Peak Demand?

Peak Demand is when electrical power demand is the highest. A likely time for Peak Demand to come is during a heatwave, when households and businesses across the nation turn on their air conditioning to stay cool. When peak demand occurs, utilities fire up peaker plants, which are able to meet the increased demand for electricity.

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Energy storage and inverters to get you through power outages

Oct 17, 2019 9:15:00 AM / by John Weaver, pv magazine posted in California, United States, Energy Storage, Products, Southern California Edison (SCE), Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Microgrids, Energy Management Systems, Forest Fires, California Fires

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In light of California grid shutdowns due to fire safety, pv magazine USA is reviewing solutions to keep the electricity on.

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PG&E Begins Shutoffs in the Face of Calamitous Weather Forecasts

Oct 9, 2019 10:50:00 PM / by Paul Fischer posted in Solar Energy, California, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Power Generation, Solar Plus Storage, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Infrastructure, Climate Change

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California’s community has chosen 2 GW of renewables

Aug 15, 2019 9:08:00 AM / by John Weaver, pv magazine posted in Community, Solar Development, California, United States, Utility-Scale PV, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), PPA, Solar Incentives, Community Choice Aggregators

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Community choice aggregators in California have now signed over 2 GW of power purchase agreements for renewable energy projects, with 1.4 GW in 43 projects coming from solar power.

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Canndescent Completes the World’s First Commercial Scale Solar Project in Cannabis

Mar 28, 2019 9:18:00 AM / by New Cannabis Ventures Newswire posted in News, Solar Development, Property Owners, Commercial Solar, California, Cannabis

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Company creates a more sustainable growing model it calls greendoor™, uniting renewable, solar energy with the water-efficiency of indoor growing

 

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cementing its role as an industry trailblazer, Canndescent™ has completed the cannabis industry’s first, commercial-scale solar project, powering its indoor production facility in Desert Hot Springs, CA. Delivering onsite, renewable energy, the 282.6 kilowatt system uses 734 solar modules on seven different carport structures to energize the company’s historic cannabis production facility, which also earned attention in 2016 as California’s first municipally permitted operation. The state-of-the-art, clean energy system offsets as much carbon annually as a 430-acre forest and reduces annual atmospheric carbon emissions by 365 metric tons (per NREL and EPA estimates).

 

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Changes to California's Utility Rates are Disrupting the Economics of Commercial and Industrial Solar

Feb 20, 2019 8:44:00 AM / by Colin Neagle, Enel X posted in Commercial Solar, California, Utilities, Energy Storage, Utility-Scale PV, Time-of-Use, Demand Management, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

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This article is an excerpt from the new whitepaper published by Microgrid Knowledge and Enel X North America, California’s Changing Time-of-Use Rates: Calculating the Impact on Behind-the-Meter Solar PV and Energy Storage.

 

For utilities, electricity is generally more expensive and complex to deliver when demand is high. To help cover these costs, California’s utilities have traditionally imposed time-of-use (TOU) rates, which created a daily schedule that applies different prices for power based on demand trends on the grid. When demand is highest, prices are highest under TOU rates.

 

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