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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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Rooftop solar and batteries makes their mark at #BNEFSummit Future of Energy

Mar 31, 2019 11:10:02 PM / by Christian Roselund, pv magazine posted in Residential Solar, Commercial Solar, United States, Energy Storage, New York, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Installations, SunRun, Puerto Rico, Duke Energy, Distributed Storage, Rooftop Solar, Microgrids

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Sunrun made a splash at the BNEF Summit in New York City at a time when utilities are increasingly struggling to adapt to new realities. But distributed energy resources have a long way to go to play a major role, and we will still need additional energy sources in future power systems.

 Sunrun CEO Lynn Jurich. Image: Bloomberg
 

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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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