Daily Archives: August 27, 2019

Citadel Roofing & Solar will use LG RESU batteries in solar+storage projects

By Kelly Pickerel California installer Citadel Roofing & Solar has selected the LG RESU battery for its solar-plus-storage offering. The lithium-ion battery can be used in a variety of advanced, including time-of-use (TOU) arbitrage and backup power. “We anticipate increased demand for backup batteries for California solar systems,” said Aaron Nitzkin, EVP of solar for…

Boris Johnson’s words on UK battery sector ‘not matched by action’

By Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent Open letter calls for changes to policies sector says threatens to hold green economy backBoris Johnson’s support for Britain’s “world leading” battery sector risks being undermined by government policy, according to the industry.A coalition of trade groups and technology firms have written an open letter to the Guardian that calls…

University of Arizona to fully power campus with wind, solar & storage

By Michelle Froese The University of Arizona has partnered with Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to provide its campus with enough clean, emission-free power from new wind, solar, and storage systems to serve all of its purchased power needs. The University of Arizona’s existing sustainability efforts — including renewables (such as the solar panels seen here…

Polestar opens new production center in China

By Blagojce Krivevski Polestar, the electric performance brand, today opens its first production facility, a key milestone for the rapidly growing car company. Polestar also announces its World Manufacturing Identifier, which officiates the brand as a standalone car company. The new Polestar Production Centre in Chengdu, China, sets a new industry benchmark in electric vehicle…

Extending main-shaft bearing life in wind turbines

By WPED Contributor By David de Garavilla & Dr. Xiaobo ZhouSKF The renewable energy sector is being forced to reduce the levelized cost of electricity (LCoE). The wind energy industry is striving to match or exceed the LCoE of traditional energy sources. Due to the cost of the equipment combined with the lower relative operations…

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