The first solar farm on tribal land in the US has been activated. The project covers 2.2 square miles and has 3.2 million solar panels.
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A new proposal in Arizona would provide incentives to renewable energy suppliers to provide some of their electricity to utility companies during peak demand hours when it is needed most.
There is a myth that the electrical grid will become unstable if it gets more than 15% of its power from renewable sources. Once upon a time, people thought the world was flat, too.
Panasonic of North America has increased its ownership position in Coronal, leading to the creation of a new enterprise known as Coronal Energy Powered By Panasonic.
Tesla will install the world’s largest grid storage facility in southern California to eliminate the need for natural gas powered peaker plants in the area. The installation is expected to be completed before the end of the year.
The Bloomberg New Energy Outlook for 2016 sees wind and solar power outpacing new fossil fuel generating plants within 10 years. It thinks those plants will only be good as backups for renewable energy.
GE will build a 30 MW battery storage system for the Imperial Irrigation District. To be completed in 2017, it is GE’s largest battery storage system.
Imergy Vanadium Flow batteries can out-perform lithium ion batteries. They are scalable with a longer service life and won’t burst into flames if too hot.
The Tesla battery storage plan is set to be unveiled by the company next week. Tesla will build batteries for home systems and grid scale storage.
The Aquion AHI battery is the first to be awarded Cradle To Cradle Bronze status. It uses a salt water electrolyte and all environmentally safe components.