Monthly Archives: April 2018

New York Boosts Efficiency Target, Makes Way for More Solar and Energy Storage

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new energy efficiency standards for New York on Friday, calling for investor-owned utilities to achieve annual efficiency savings equal to 3 percent of sales by 2025. The new target would accelerate energy efficiency by more than 40 percent over current forecasts and reduce energy consumption by 185 trillion BTUs. The state

Inside Renewable Energy: Training and Recovery in Puerto Rico — Delivering Real Resilience with Solar Plus Storage

In this episode, representatives of Blue Planet Energy discuss their work in Puerto Rico helping communities deliver on the value of energy storage and solar power through training and education. …read more

Australian Water Utility Seeks Net-Zero Costs with Solar Plus Storage

Adelaide, South Australia, water utility SA Water is planning to achieve net-zero electricity costs by building a solar portfolio paired with energy storage. …read more

Resilient Solar: New York and San Francisco Study Solar With Batteries as a Resiliency Solution

While Superstorm Sandy made energy resilience a priority, the devastating outage on Puerto Rico has taken it to a whole new level. Puerto Rico is only now approaching full power seven months after Hurricane Maria decimated the island, knocking out about two-thirds of transmission and distribution systems. And earlier this month, an accident knocked out

Europe Faces Another Solar Boom, Increasingly Unsubsidized

Europe was once the world’s biggest solar spender, until the region’s PV market fell into a structural decline after subsidies were pulled back. Now Europe is on the upswing once again — this time, with far less government spending. As European countries embrace competitive auctions, the Old World of solar is getting new attention. The

Wind, Solar Provide 98 Percent of New US Generating Capacity in Jan/Feb

Wind and solar accounted for more than 98 percent of all new U.S. electrical generation placed into service in the first two months of this year. …read more

Australia’s NEG would ‘trash’ renewable energy pipeline

Australia’s National Energy Guarantee (NEG), which has been waived through for a final decision in August, would significantly harm the country’s large-scale renewables pipeline, with just 1.5GW expected to be completed by 2025 despite the current 16GW pipeline, according to the head of the country’s solar and storage council. …read more

IBC Solar commissions 27MW solar plant in India’s Odisha

German solar and storage firm IBC Solar has commissioned a 27MW PV project in the Indian state of Odisha. …read more