Monthly Archives: January 2017

Solar FlexRack’s racking solution installed on 58MW Michigan solar plant

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and leader in PV mounting and tracking solutions, announced Tuesday that its G3-X smart fixed-tilt racking solution has been installed in the largest solar power generation project in Michigan. …read more

Tesla, Greensmith, AES Deploy Aliso Canyon Battery Storage in Record Time

When the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field experienced a catastrophic leak in October 2015, it created severe constraints on the electric grid that threatened to cause power outages across Southern California. In January 2016, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency. In May, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) expedited the approval of

Knowledge Is Power: Access to Grid Data Improves the Interconnection Experience for All

At the start of any journey, it’s important to have a clear understanding of the road ahead. A detailed map and a good set of directions show us the distance we plan to travel and the landmarks we’ll see along the way. Even after we’ve hit the road, GPS systems and social media platforms keep

Energy Jobs: Sunverge, FERC, Shell, Array Tech, Aclara, Alevo, ExxonMobil, HiQ Solar, Primus

As GTM’s Stephen Lacey just reported, New York’s top utility regulator, Audrey Zibelman, is moving on from her position. Australia’s energy market operator announced that Zibelman will be taking over as chief executive. The organization, called AEMO, operates wholesale power markets, wholesale natural gas markets, trading hubs and gas transmission systems throughout Australia. Zibelman leaves

Midsummer secures CIGS system order from Asia

Sweden-based thin-film equipment specialist Midsummer AB said it had received an order from an undisclosed customer based in Asia for its CIGS, ‘DUO’ solar cell sputtering tool. …read more

Closing Sunshot Initiative would be a backwards step for Trump Administration, warns former director

President Trump’s administration would be “shooting itself in the foot” if it closed the US department of energy’s Sunshot Initiative, according to the programme’s former director Minh Le. …read more

Tata Power-Welspun Renewables raise US$177 million

Tata Power, India’s largest utility company and a division of the Tata Group, has received 1,200 crore rupees following a private placement by Welspun Renewables. …read more

NextEra to build 100MW solar plant in Wisconsin

NextEra Energy Resources, a subsidiary of Florida’s Next Era Energy, is to build Wisconsin’s largest solar project – the 100MW Solar Energy Centre in Point Beach. …read more