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EPRI investigating improvements for grid resilience during crises

By Billy Ludt The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) was awarded a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to improve emergency electric grid resilience. The work will investigate how to systematically and effectively manage grid-connected distributed energy resources (DER) to support critical loads during a crisis. EPRI will lead the research…

Sandia Labs develops tool that quickly previews how a solar site will interact with the grid for one year

By Kelly Pickerel Sandia National Laboratories has developed a new software that can run a detailed, second-by-second simulation, known as quasi-static time series analysis, that shows utility companies how rooftop solar panels at a specific house or business would interact with a local electrical grid throughout the year. This will help utility companies deliver electricity…

Panasonic signs three-year sponsorship deal with SEI training classes

By Kelly Pickerel Panasonic Corp. of North America has signed on as a kilowatt-level industry sponsor through Solar Energy International’s Industry Sponsorship Program. SEI is a nonprofit training organization which offers solar and renewable energy training to industry leadership and workforce. With over 70,000 alumni worldwide, nearly 30 years of experience and 100+ course sessions…

Chattanooga Airport now 100% powered by on-site solar energy

By Kelly Pickerel The Chattanooga Airport in Tennessee celebrated the completion of the final phase of its 2.64-MW solar farm. The power generated is equal to the airport’s total energy needs. The Chattanooga Airport is the only airport in the nation to now run on 100% renewable energy. “This is a momentous day for the…

174 Power Global breaks ground on 150-MW solar project in West Texas

By Kelsey Misbrener 174 Power Global Corporation broke ground on the 150-MW Oberon Solar Power Facility in Ector County, Texas. The company also announced the launch of a new retail affiliate, Chariot Energy, to facilitate the delivery of affordable, clean energy to customers across Texas. The project will use Hanwha Q CELL modules and be…

Quick Mount PV adds second shift at California manufacturing facility

By Billy Ludt Quick Mount PV, an American manufacturer of watertight solar roof mounting and racking systems, is doubling its manufacturing production. The company is adding a second shift for the first time at its Walnut Creek, California manufacturing facility — increasing the company’s annual production capacity to 1.2 GW, based on the average number…

Duke Energy’s largest project now online in California

By Kelsey Misbrener Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, announced that its 150-MW North Rosamond solar project in Kern County, California, has begun commercial operation. It is the largest solar project in Duke Energy Renewables’ fleet. The company purchased it from Clearway Energy Group in April 2019. “North Rosamond is a great addition…

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