1. Battery-Backed Solar Breaks Into Grid Long Seen Off Limits

    Battery-Backed Solar Breaks Into Grid Long Seen Off Limits

    Solar is breaking into a power market that’s long been the domain of big, conventional generators. A key reason: batteries. New England just approved 145 megawatts of solar systems to provide capacity to the local grid that are paired with batteries that store electricity to use after sundown. It’s the first time sunshine has been a significant participant in ISO New England Inc.’s annual forward capacity auction.

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