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  • ABB and Enbala Power Networks To Co-Develop Grid Software

    ABB announced it has invested in Enbala Power Networks, a leading developer of software for managing power distribution networks. The investment was made through ABB's venture capital unit, ABB Technology Ventures. Today's grid operators require digital solutions to deal with challenges posed by the increasing amount of intermittent renewable and distributed energy sources being integrated into ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • FPL Accelerates Major Solar Energy Development Projects

    Florida Power & Light Company, the largest generator of solar energy in Florida, recently announced the expansion of its near-term plans for new universal solar generation. FPL now plans to build new universal solar power plants at eight locations by early 2018 - comprising more than 2.5 million solar panels. "We have been working hard to drive down the costs of adding solar so we can deliver ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Advanced Energy Management Alliance: FERC Ruling Constitutes Win for Consumers in New York

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently issued an order eliminating a barrier to customer savings and better electricity system efficiency in New York. The order, announced on February 3rd, allows customers and companies to simultaneously participate in both state and federal programs that provide compensation for reducing energy usage in order to help alleviate different types of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • California Energy Commission Adopts 2016 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update

    The California Energy Commission recently approved a major report assessing energy trends and issues facing the state's electricity, natural gas, and transportation fuel sectors. The 2016 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Update highlights the state's recent slate of legislative ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Dominion Solar Investment In Virginia Approaches $1 Billion

    Dominion is investing more than $800 million in solar power in Virginia, with much of it being built at little or no cost to most customers, according to the company. Additional solar projects are now in the planning stages. "Our company has made a major commitment to develop significant blocks of solar generation to meet customers' energy needs going forward," said Paul Koonce, CEO of Power ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Solar Accounts for 1 in 50 New U.S. Jobs in 2016

    The American solar workforce grew at a historic pace in 2016, a year when one out of every fifty new U.S. jobs was in the solar industry, according to the new National Solar Jobs Census 2016,the seventh annual report on solar employment issued by The Solar Foundation. TheNational Solar Jobs Census 2016found that solar industry employment growth outpaced the ...


    By The Solar Foundation

  • Department of Energy Grant to Advance Grid Integration of Solar Energy in Texas

    Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) recently announced that they were awarded a $3.24 million grant by the Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate the use of advanced energy storage technologies to integrate high penetrations of solar energy into the electric grid in Texas. The project is a collaboration among leading-edge companies in the energy storage ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • U.S. Department of Energy Announces up to $30 Million for Projects to Integrate Solar into the Nation's Electric Grid

    Recently (1/31), the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) SunShot Initiative announced up to $30 million in new projects to support the integration of solar energy into the nation's electric grid, while diversifying the nation's electricity sources and improving the reliability and security of the electric grid. SunShot will fund 13 projects with a total of up to $30 million to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • JLM Energy launches MicroStorage, a scalable product for applications from large utility scale to small residential

    JLM Energy announced today the launch of a cutting edge energy storage product category called MicroStorage. MicroStorage couples a battery pack directly to a corresponding solar panel. It is the first solution that enables the dual supply of power from solar to batteries and the grid simultaneously. The innovative approach creates the most efficient, cost-effective solution available in the ...


    By JLM Energy, Inc

  • Ontario’s first community-owned wind farm: Bullfrog Power and OCEC announce commissioning of Gunn’s Hill Wind Farm

    Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and Oxford Community Energy Co-operative (OCEC) are announcing the commissioning of Ontario’s first community-owned wind farm. Gunn’s Hill Wind Farm consists of 10 turbines located in Oxford County, southwestern Ontario. The project’s success involved ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Eltek to provide solar energy for hospitals in Zimbabwe under UNDP programme

    Having fully operational hospitals is vital to any society, and in rural Zimbabwe access to electrical power is a challenge to providing health services to the population. With the help of green energy from Eltek, this is about to change. Eltek will, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), deliver complete photo voltaic solar solutions for 104 hospitals in Zimbabwe. ...


    By Eltek AS

  • EIA: Renewables to grow with or without Clean Power Plan

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says it predicts renewable energy sources will continue to grow at a record pace regardless of whether the incoming administration of President-elect Trump does away with key regulations like the Clean Power Plan (CPP). According to the EIA’s 2017 Annual Energy Outlook, the United States will become a net energy exporter sometime in the next ...

  • Report: US electricity grid faces “imminent danger” of cyber attacks

    On the heels of revelations that a foreign-directed hacking operation attempted to disrupt the 2016 election, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has warned the country faces “imminent danger” from cyber attacks on its electricity system and needs to adopt new policies to combat cyber threats. Last week, the agency released the second installment of its comprehensive Quadrennial ...

  • Natcore’s 200 MW Vietnam Solar Project receives essential government approvals

    A US$300 million solar project managed by Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; OTCQB: NTCXF) has been included in the list of selected projects for the development of solar energy in Vietnam’s Binh Thuan Province of Vietnam, and has been approved by the Province People’s Committee. ...


    By Natcore Technology, Inc.

  • AWS Truepower, a UL Company, Contributes to Large-Scale Latin American Interconnection Study

    AWS Truepower, a UL company and expert in renewable energy consulting and engineering services, participated in a continent-wide study that examined the viability of a low-carbon interconnected electricity system from Mexico to Argentina.  The work was performed by employees of AWS Truepower, LLC which has since been acquired by UL. On behalf of the Inter-American Development Bank, AWS ...


    By UL LLC

  • AQMesh solar unit gives flexible air quality monitoring

    January, for many of us, is a strange time to focus on solar energy but a new solar power unit designed specifically to power the AQMesh air quality monitoring system can power a full-specification pod throughout any western European winter. Lithium batteries established AQMesh as the first reliable ‘small sensor’ air quality monitoring device that ...


    By AQMesh

  • Solar Contractors Cut Significant ‘Soft Costs’ With PROINSO’s New Software Platform

    Recognizing that software has changed most mature industries,PROINSO is committing to ensuring their customers stay ahead of the competition who will be streamlining and increasing productivity by making use of integrated digital platforms. Powered by the award-winning cloud software from Enact, PROINSO believes this is the best in class, offering end-to-end functionality for the majority of PV ...


    By Proinso USA

  • 2017 is already looking bright for AES Solar

    2016 has been a challenging year for the UK renewable industries but also generally in the business markets due to a number of political outcomes and decisions which have created uncertainty across the globe. Despite these uncertainties it is with great pleasure ...


    By AES Ltd

  • Zero Carbon Corporation and NYCEEC Develop Innovative Solar Loan Model for Co-ops and Condos

    Zero Carbon Corporation and the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC) recently announced a successful effort to structure and deploy a new solar loan product for housing co-ops and condominiums. This new financing model is designed to allow co-ops and condos to install rooftop solar PV systems with no cash out of pocket, expanding opportunities for these buildings to power ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Supplies New Lithium-ion Batteries to the International Space Station

    A payload of six lithium-ion batteries, designed and developed by Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), has been delivered to the International Space Station to give astronauts the power they need to continue important research aboard the station. Once installed on the space station, the batteries will become part of the most sophisticated, ...


    By Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.

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