Investor-owned utility SDG&E and the City of San Diego are launching a dozen microgrid projects with energy storage across San Diego, CA.

Storage-enabled microgrid projects proliferate in California

Investor-owned utility SDG&E and the City of San Diego are launching a dozen microgrid projects with energy storage across San Diego, CA.
June 30, 2022/by Panel The Planet
The consortium will invest $6B as it recruits solar panel manufacturers in a long-term strategic plan to supply up to 7GW of solar modules per year from 2024

US solar developers to spend $6B to boost domestic panel supplies

A group of U.S. solar energy project developers will invest $6B in a long-term strategic plan to supply up to 7GW of solar modules.
June 29, 2022/by Panel The Planet
The new decision from the CPUC is one of the most significant changes to the interconnection process in decades.

Groundbreaking California rule transforms how renewables connect to the grid

A new decision from the CPUC is one of the most significant changes to the interconnection process in decades.
June 29, 2022/by Panel The Planet
The Bay Area city is partnering with BlocPower to install thousands of heat pumps, solar panels and batteries by 2030.

Silicon Valley’s Menlo Park plans to electrify 10,000 buildings

Menlo Park, CA has struck a deal to decarbonize 95% of its buildings by 2030, with solar panels playing a key role.
June 24, 2022/by Panel The Planet
According to the development permit request, more than 1,800 people are expected to be employed when the warehouse is operational.

Desert Hot Springs to house one of largest rooftop solar arrays in California

Desert Hot Springs will soon be home to a warehouse with one of the largest rooftop solar arrays in California, officials announced today.
June 23, 2022/by Panel The Planet
Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables said in recent research that a total 3GW of utility-scale energy storage came online during 2021 in the US.

Solar-plus-storage potential is everywhere in the US

Particularly in areas like the desert Southwest in Southern California, Arizona or Nevada, it makes sense to add battery storage to large-scale solar.
June 22, 2022/by Panel The Planet
The proposed rules closely follow joint recommendations that the SEIA and its partners submitted in February 2022 on interconnection reform.

FERC reveals interconnection reforms that could unleash solar energy potential

Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking detailing critical interconnection reforms.
June 21, 2022/by Panel The Planet
With a futuristic bee farm within the photovoltaic park, beekeeping increases crop output by increasing the degree of pollination.

Solar panel fields help increase honey production in photovoltaic beehives

Modern solar technology combined with traditional techniques has improved the bee population and honey production in Carmona, Spain.
June 21, 2022/by Panel The Planet
Researchers at Xidian University ran a successful test of the “world’s first full-link and full-system solar power plant” on June 5

New tower in China brings us a step closer to space-based solar power

Researchers at Xidian University ran a successful test of the “world’s first full-link and full-system solar power plant” on June 5
June 20, 2022/by Panel The Planet
The installation is the largest floating solar power plant in the US Southeast located in Fort Bragg, North Carolina

US Army deploys its first floating solar array

The US Army recently unveiled the largest floating solar power plant in the Southeast, located in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
June 19, 2022/by Panel The Planet
Kae Shummoogum showed off his wind and solar powered home near Calgary with 17 solar panels on the roof and thermal solar panel on the side.

Wind and solar powered home shows what is possible for eco-conscious homeowners

A Calgary resident recently showed off his fully wind and solar powered home with 17 solar panels on the roof and thermal solar panel on the side.
June 18, 2022/by Panel The Planet
NPR speaks with U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm about the Biden administration's actions that could triple solar manufacturing by 2024.

Energy secretary talks US plan to boost solar production

NPR speaks with U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm about the Biden administration's actions that could triple solar manufacturing by 2024.
June 17, 2022/by Panel The Planet
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