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    1. Renewable Energy Presents No Threat to Grid, Despite Trump Aides Claim

      Renewable Energy Presents No Threat to Grid, Despite Trump Aides Claim

      In 1986, President Ronald Reagan famously removed solar panels from the White House roof, capping a misguided energy policy that severely slashed investment in renewable energy. Thirty-one years later, President Trump has committed a more consequential mistake by rejecting the Paris climate accord. But the story of how solar energy survived and thrived after Reagan holds an encouraging lesson for us.

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    2. Wind, Solar Power Could Overpower Political Winds: Deloitte Study

      Wind, Solar Power Could Overpower Political Winds: Deloitte Study

      NEW YORK, June 14, 2017 -- Demand for renewable energy by consumers and businesses – along with a long-term commitment to cleaner portfolios from utilities – seems to be fundamentally shifting energy attitudes and decisions, independent of federal stances, according to Deloitte's annual "Resources 2017 Study – Energy Management: Sustainability & Progress."

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    3. Enel Green Power Commissions World's First, and Highest, 24×7 Solar-Hydrogen-Lithium Energy Storage Microgrid

      Enel Green Power Commissions World's First, and Highest, 24×7 Solar-Hydrogen-Lithium Energy Storage Microgrid

      Characterized by diverse geographic regions and climate zones, cities, towns and villages in Chile often are separated by difficult terrain and long distances, Sitting atop one of two colliding tectonic plates – the oceanic Nazca and continental South American – the Andean nation, as has come to be known worldwide, is also prone to cataclysmic earthquakes. Given all this, Chileans are increasingly recognizing, aand taking advantage of, the prospective benefits held out by renewable microgrids, including those in which solar-plus-storage are core elements. Italy’s Enel Green Power numbers among the players participating in Chile’s emerging “green energy” revolution.

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    4. White Plains Microgrid Seeks NY Clean Community Funds & Other Quick News

      White Plains Microgrid Seeks NY Clean Community Funds & Other Quick News

      The City of White Plains says it will seek state clean energy community funds to help develop a microgrid with Hitachi. White Plains was recently designated a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The designation highlights clean energy work already done in White Plains and offers the opportunity to apply for a $250,000 grant for future work.

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    5. Australian Push May Open More Doors for Batteries on Power Grids

      Australian Push May Open More Doors for Batteries on Power Grids

      MELBOURNE  - Battery makers worldwide are watching to see whether Australia's most wind power-dependent state can keep the lights on by installing grid-scale batteries by December, which could help drive the growth of renewable energy across Australia and Asia. A decade-long political stalemate in Australia over energy and climate policy has effectively led to power and gas shortages and soaring energy prices threatening industry and households.

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    6. ARENA's New Investment Plan Makes PV Innovation a Priority

      ARENA's New Investment Plan Makes PV Innovation a Priority

      The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) launched its new investment plan prioritising how to use US$800 million worth of funds in the next few years, with solar PV innovation one of the main new areas of focus. The plan, titled ‘Innovating Energy’, puts forward four new priorities and since 1 May all new funding applications have been assessed using these criteria.

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    7. Pathways to Terawatts of Solar Power and Gigawatt-Hours of Energy Storage | Greentech Media

      Pathways to Terawatts of Solar Power and Gigawatt-Hours of Energy Storage | Greentech Media

      The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world's per-year energy consumption, but the goal of using the sun to provide a significant fraction of global electricity demand is far from being realized. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and their counterparts from similar institutes in Japan and Germany, along with researchers at universities and industry, assessed the recent trajectory of photovoltaics and outlined a potential worldwide pathway to produce a significant portion of the world's electricity from solar power in the new Science paper, "Terawatt-Scale Photovoltaics: Trajectories and Challenges.

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    8. Trump Admin. Outlines Global Solar Plan: 10 Terawatts By 2030

      Trump Admin. Outlines Global Solar Plan: 10 Terawatts By 2030

      President Trump talks a great game when it comes to US coal miners and coal jobs but he sure is walking the renewables walk. The latest item in the flood of renewable energy news pouring from the Energy Department since Inauguration Day is a new study that charts a do-able path for global energy producers to harvest 5-10 terawatts of solar power by 2030. That’s quite a big feat considering that the current scope of global solar generation is still measured in gigawatts, but then again President Trump is known to be a huge fan of the bigly.

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    9. Battery Storage Already Competitive With Pumped Hydro, Says Arena

      Battery Storage Already Competitive With Pumped Hydro, Says Arena

      As Australia’s renewable energy industry awaits the imminent outcome of the South Australian government’s inaugural large-scale energy storage auction, the CFO of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has described two of the key competing technologies – large-scale battery systems and pumped hydro – as neck and neck on pricing. Speaking at the 2017 Large-Scale Solar Conference co-hosted by RenewEconomy and Informa in Sydney on Monday, ARENA CFO Ian Kay said projects pairing 100MW of renewable energy generation with 100MWh of energy storage were “about equal” in cost.

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    10. Mitsubishi, Eneco Work Together on 50MWh Energy Storage Project in Germany

      Mitsubishi, Eneco Work Together on 50MWh Energy Storage Project in Germany

      The latest project to be dubbed “Europe’s largest battery” will be a 50MWh project from Dutch energy supplier Eneco and Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corporation in Jardelund, Germany. Perhaps more notable than just the size will be the significant role of the battery-based energy storage system in the Schleswig-Holstein region where Jardelund is, close to the Danish border. It will provide frequency regulation to the grid and be used to replace baseload electricity supplied traditionally by coal and gas power plants.

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    11. The Mutually Beneficial Relationship Between Long Tail Solar and Energy Storage

      The Mutually Beneficial Relationship Between Long Tail Solar and Energy Storage

      The energy storage market will expand dramatically in the coming years from an annual installation size of 6 gigawatts in 2017 to more than 40 by 2021. In addition, an IMS Research report predicts that the market for storing energy from solar panels will go from $200 million in 2012 to nearly $19 billion by the end of this year. This is especially impactful for residential solar, which has seen consistent growth in the past few years and will continue to grow for the foreseeable future.

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    12. Australian Electric Grid Operator Predicts Half Its Customers Will Have Home Battery Storage by 2035

      Australian Electric Grid Operator Predicts Half Its Customers Will Have Home Battery Storage by 2035

      The boss of Australia’s fifth-largest electricity distributor has hinted that residential solar-plus-storage could help prevent blackouts like the one that rocked South Australia last September. SA Power Networks CEO Rob Stobbe predicted that 50 percent of his company’s customers would have home battery storage by 2035, and 30 percent would have electric vehicles.

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    13. World's Biggest Battery Energy Storage Facilities

      World's Biggest Battery Energy Storage Facilities

      Since the invention of electricity there is always a challenge to store it for future use. With the technological advancement, battery storage has offered a way to store energy chemically-especially renewable energy, so that it can be used at the point of demand or to balance grid. Amid surge in solar and wind power generation and their intermittent nature, the battery storage demand has increased manifold, and now batteries are big enough to give power backup to mega cities. As the renewable energy share rises in the energy mix, there is an increased focus on energy storage projects in recent years. They are expected to play a key in the global transition to renewable energy.

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    14. ABB Microgrid to Bring Clean Energy and Power Reliability to Alaska Community

      ABB Microgrid to Bring Clean Energy and Power Reliability to Alaska Community

      ABB will provide an innovative microgrid, combining battery and flywheel based storage technologies, designed to test scalability and improve power stability for around 300,000 people in Anchorage, Alaska, USA. The small scale project, initiated by Chugach Electric Association, Inc., aims to identify technologies that will enable the integration of more renewables, including wind power from a 17 megawatt (MW) wind farm on Fire Island, located about 4 km off the coast of Anchorage, which will work in concert with the innovative storage solution

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    15. How behind-the-meter storage could make up 50% of the U.S. market by 2021

      How behind-the-meter storage could make up 50% of the U.S. market by 2021

       The behind-the-meter energy storage market is small now, but is expected to grow rapidly over the next several years. According to estimates by Brett Simon, an energy storage analyst at GTM Research, BTM applications will account for 50% of the U.S. storage market by 2021 as measured by megawatts installed. BTM applications now account for only about 15% of the market.

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    16. First Solar Proves That PV Plants Can Rival Frequency Response Services From Natural Gas Peakers

      First Solar Proves That PV Plants Can Rival Frequency Response Services From Natural Gas Peakers

      Last summer, First Solar and California grid operator CAISO ran a set of tests to show that utility-scale solar PV, instead of being a disruptive influence on the power grid, could actually help stabilize it. Over a series of days in August, First Solar slightly curtailed power output at a 300-megawatt solar farm in California, enabled its array of inverters, and plugged into CAISO’s system. It then orchestrated the plant’s output to follow CAISO’s automatic generation control (AGC) signals, respond to its frequency regulation commands, and use inverters for voltage regulation, power factor regulation and reactive power control.

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    17. Battery-Powered in Escondido

      Battery-Powered in Escondido

      The nation's largest battery storage for energy is being constructed in Escondido — part of the shift away from fuel-burning power plants to cleaner energy, which can't be switched on when needed. San Diego Gas & Electric has contractors building the 30-megawatt lithium-ion array on the 1.5-acre Escondido lot that the company already owns. There's already a substation in that industrial park tucked into the southwest corner of where the SR-15 intersects Highway 78 (a second, 7.5-MW storage plant is being sited in El Cajon). The facility will contain 24 steel cabinets of lithium-ion batteries that can hold about 1.25 megawatts each.

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    18. Younicos to Supply Centrica with 49MW Battery Storage Plant

      Younicos to Supply Centrica with 49MW Battery Storage Plant

      The deal is part of Centrica's wider plans to build a series of flexible power facilities, having secured 15-year agreements for over 500MW of new capacity, mainly gas-fired. The battery storage plant, which will be built at Roosecote in the north-west of England, will provide energy in response to peaks in demand. Roosecote is a large site having originally been built for a coal-fired plant, which has been retired. A gas power plant at the site was demolished in 2015.

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    19. AES Proposing to Build Largest Battery Facility in the World in Long Beach

      AES Proposing to Build Largest Battery Facility in the World in Long Beach

      Power company AES Corp. may soon win approval for a 300-megawatt battery facility that would be capable of storing more electrical power than any such facility previously constructed. “It is the largest that we know of in the world,” AES Southland President Jennifer Didlo said. AES and its affiliates are simultaneously pursuing three major projects for the company’s Long Beach site, the Alamitos Generating Station, along the western bank of the San Gabriel River. The firm is also seeking approval from state regulators to build a brand new natural gas-fueled power plant and if permission is granted, AES would demolish its existing plant.

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    20. General Motors Invests in Wind Energy Solutions

      General Motors Invests in Wind Energy Solutions

      Wind will power Arlington’s General Motors Co. assembly plant, as the automaker purchases enough electricity to power 16 U.S. facilities. GM will purchase 193,000 megawatt-hours of electricity annually, enough to power the company’s business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, as well as the assembly and stamping complex in Arlington and 13 parts warehouses across the western half of the country. The agreement marks the largest purchase of renewable energy in the company’s history.

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    21. GM Invests in Texas Wind Energy with Largest Renewables' Purchase to Date

      GM  Invests in Texas Wind Energy with Largest Renewables' Purchase to Date

      General Motors has made its largest renewable energy procurement to date, purchasing enough wind power to equal the electricity needs of 16 of its U.S. facilities. This includes business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, a major assembly and stamping complex in Arlington, Texas, and 13 parts warehouses east of the Mississippi River. GM has signed a PPA with Renewable Energy Systems to source 50 MW of wind energy to power 16 of its sites with 100% renewables. GM will source wind power through an agreement with Renewable Energy Systems, a global renewable energy and energy storage development and construction company. The company will purchase 50 MW of power produced at Cactus Flats, a 150-MW wind farm being developed by RES in Concho County, Texas. When the contract begins in the first half of 2018, 6% of GM’s global energy use will be powered by renewable energy.

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