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Solar developer pursues battery energy storage alternatives to lithium-ion

By John Engel Pine Gate Renewables, a North Carolina-based utility-scale solar and storage developer, said it is taking steps to diversify its battery supply for solar-paired and standalone energy storage projects with two agreements for non-lithium ion solutions. The company signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Urban Electric Power for up to 4,550 MWh…

How data is unlocking the next frontier for renewable energy

By Renewable Energy World Contributed by Lau Skovgaard, Director of Renewables, Cognite The energy transition is well underway. Today, we have more renewable energy generation than ever before and investment in this generation is expected to make up more than 70% of all investment dollars for 2021, far surpassing all other supply types. All this…

Q CELLS to double solar manufacturing capacity in the U.S.

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle The Q CELLS solar module manufacturing facility, seen here from above, is the largest in the U.S. with a capacity of 1.7 GW per year. (Courtesy: Q Cells) Korean solar energy giant Hanwha Solutions, the parent company of Q CELLS, said it plans to nearly double its U.S. manufacturing capacity….

Renewables on track for another global record in 2022

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle Despite headwinds caused by the lasting impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, supply chain constraints, trade disputes, and an energy crisis, renewable energy is on pace to set another global record for generating capacity in 2022, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Renewable energy capacity additions increased by 6% in…

IKEA to sell SunPower solar and storage products

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle This is likely a scenario where do-it-yourself assembly shouldn’t be required. Especially not with this retailer’s typical set of parts and instructions. IKEA will begin selling solar and energy storage products from SunPower at select California stores this fall through its customer loyalty program. The companies said they hope to…

Why FERC may struggle with SPP’s Order 2222 proposal

By Rao Konidena FERC would have a tough time deciding what to do with SPP’s proposal because SPP’s posture from the beginning was that Order 2222 is not something the distribution utilities and SPP states want. SPP followed what it did with FERC Order 841, where SPP filed a compliance plan and later picked up…

Solar developer BlueWave acquired by Axium Infrastructure

By Renewable Energy World BlueWave, a Boston-based solar and energy storage developer that specializes in dual-use projects, has been acquired by infrastructure investment management firm Axium Infrastructure. The purchase price was not disclosed. Subscribe today to the all-new Factor This! podcast from Renewable Energy World. This podcast designed specifically for the solar industry launches May…

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