Policy Tweaks Will Prompt Boost in New Jersey Solar Development

New Jersey is transitioning to a new era of incentives that promises to reinvigorate its solar industry. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has implemented a new transition incentive program that provides certainty and makes it easier to finance projects. As an enthusiastic Phil Murphy administration continues to push a transition to carbon-free […]

View from the channel: The impact of COVID-19 on solar distribution

By Boaz Soifer, CEO, BayWa r.e. Solar Systems Like most economic sectors, clean energy has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Within the solar industry, distribution businesses have faced some unique challenges. To meet them, we’ve had to learn how to dramatically accelerate our reaction times on a range of issues, responding to public… […]

Duke Energy Reaches Agreement to Modernize, Expand Rooftop Solar

Duke Energy has reached an agreement with solar installers, environmental groups and renewable energy advocates that, if approved by regulators, will create long-term stability for the residential solar industry in South Carolina. The proposed plan – Solar Choice Net Metering – could be the next generation of net energy metering for the Carolinas, a billing […]

Cuomo Proposes Regulations to Speed up Renewable Siting, Construction

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the availability of proposed regulations that would implement the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act.  The draft regulatory framework will dramatically speed up the siting and construction of major renewable energy projects to combat climate change and help jumpstart the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

New FERC order allows aggregated distributed energy resources to participate in wholesale markets

Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy applauded approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) of a long-awaited rule (FERC Order No. 2222) directing Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs) to open their markets to participation by distributed energy resources (DERs). The vote was 2-1, with Commissioner Danly dissenting. Today @FERC… […]

Hawaiian Electric Submits Contracts for Renewable, Storage Projects

Hawaiian Electric, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc., has submitted eight contracts for new grid-scale renewable energy and storage projects on O’ahu and Maui to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for review and approval. The six projects on O’ahu and two on Maui are part of the largest renewable energy procurement ever for Hawai’i. […]

Soltec Launches the SF8 Tracker

Soltec, a manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers, has unveiled its new SF8 tracker.  This SF8 tracker reinforces its structure to facilitate installation and favors high performance on any terrain. A reinforced torque tube with a new geometry, together with an autonomous self-stow system, contribute to increased tracker resistance to adverse weather conditions.  In […]

DNV GL partners with WattTime to give renewable energy users insight into emissions data

DNV GL and WattTime jointly announced a strategic partnership to incorporate WattTime’s emissions intelligence into DNV GL’s energy management and digital services expertise for renewables, storage and efficiency. By combining data on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions with energy efficiency, battery charging and discharging, demand response, and renewables, DNV GL’s utility, regulatory and renewable and storage… […]

LG Chem plans to spin off its battery business to stand-alone company

LG Chem plans to move its battery business into a new corporation: LG Energy Solution. The decision was announced at a Sept. 17 board meeting. LG Chem expects to receive approval at a Oct. 30 stockholders meeting with LG Energy Solution officially taking charge of the battery business on Dec. 1, 2020. This will be… […]

Hawaiian Electric proposes enough new solar + storage to end use of coal in the state

Hawaiian Electric, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries, has submitted eight contracts for new grid-scale renewable energy and storage projects on Oahu and Maui to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for review and approval. The six projects on Oahu and two on Maui are part of the largest renewable energy procurement ever for Hawaii. If… […]