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Duke Energy seeks 4-GW expansion on renewable energy program

By Billy Ludt Duke Energy has proposed an expansion to its Green Source Advantage (GSA) program, giving customers the option to supplement their power usage with 100% renewable power — and the ability to pair renewable projects with energy storage. Details for the GSA Choice program were outlined in a filing with the North Carolina…

Generac to release Level 2 home EV charger later this year

By Kelly Pickerel Generac Power Systems announced it is releasing its first residential EV charging system. The 48-amp/11.5-kW Generac EV charger is a Level 2 home charger that is in a NEMA-4 enclosure, making it rated for both indoor and outdoor installation. The unit’s J1772 connector is out-of-the-box compatible with nearly all EVs on the…

Almost every state took some solar policy action in 2022

By Kelsey Misbrener The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its 2022 annual review and Q4 update edition of The 50 States of Solar. The quarterly series provides insights on state regulatory and legislative discussions and actions on distributed solar policy, with a focus on net metering, distributed solar valuation, community solar, residential fixed…

Idaho’s largest solar project is now connected to grid

By Kelly Pickerel Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions has placed into commercial operation the 120-MW Jackpot Solar project in Twin Falls County, Idaho. This is the organization’s first utility-scale renewable energy project in the state and is the largest solar facility in operation in Idaho. It will provide energy to Idaho Power through a 20-year PPA….

25-MW solar + storage project underway at California mixed-use community

By Billy Ludt The second phase of a 25-MW, multi-campus solar + storage project is underway at Bishop Ranch, a 600-acre mixed-use neighborhood in San Ramon, California. Sunset Development Company and DSD Renewables returned for the second phase of the project, which will add 35,000 solar panels across Bishop Ranch’s office buildings. Once completed in…

Solar to power California hydrogen production facility

By Billy Ludt Element Resources plans to build and operate a renewable hydrogen production facility in the Lancaster, California, further expanding the duo’s relationship to build one of California’s largest green hydrogen production facilities. The project, located within Lancaster’s city limits, is less than 100 miles from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach,…

140-MW Texas solar project powers Houston area grid

By Billy Ludt Advanced Power’s 140-MW Cutlass Solar project has achieved full commercial operations and is supplying renewable power to the Greater Houston area. The completed project began delivering power into the ERCOT system in July 2022. Cutlass Solar sits on a 700-acre site located approximately 40 miles southwest of Houston in Fort Bend County….

Bifacial Gains and RM10EVO: An Unparalleled Combination RM10EVO shows higher % gains vs. commonly used 10-degree systems with wind deflectors.

By Sponsored Content By Unirac, Inc. Bifacial PV modules are a smart financial decision. As the energy industry changes, the cost of solar energy continues to decline. With the increasing demand for more efficient sources of renewable energy, innovators are turning to bifacial PV module technology to keep costs low. Several years in development, the…

Enphase inks Texas VPP deal with Octopus Energy

By Kelsey Misbrener Renewable energy retailer Octopus Energy U.S. announced a new partnership with Enphase Energy. Octopus Energy customers now have the opportunity to integrate Enphase home solar and battery solutions in their energy plan to unlock low-cost residential energy rates. As part of the agreement, Octopus Energy will be able to flexibly control the…

EIPGRID, Intertrust partner on secure VPP platform

By Kelsey Misbrener Intertrust and EIPGRID have announced a partnership that will deliver a highly secure, efficient digital energy platform, which provides trusted distributed energy resource management (DERM) and virtual power plant (VPP) capabilities to energy companies and end users around the world. These technologies will be useful to help alleviate the worst energy crisis…

DOE researchers design solar project that can power both AC and DC lines

By Kelsey Misbrener A team led by the Dept. of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a utility-scale design and control system for a hybrid solar power plant that can operate with both direct and alternating current — providing more flexibility, security and reliability than similar plants operating today. Hybrid plants include not only…

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