Energy Storage News

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  • June 21, 2017 - 15:19

    Sunrun Energizes Executive Team, Names Audrey Lee, PhD, as VP of Grid Services to Bolster Company's Leadership in Solar Innovation

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2017 -- Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar, storage and energy services company in the United States, is pleased to announce today it has expanded its management team with the hire of Audrey Lee, PhD as Vice President of Grid Services. The hire further advances the company's commitment to working with utilities to modernize America's energy infrastructure.

  • June 21, 2017 - 12:48

    California Passes Groundbreaking Clean-Energy Storage Initiative

    The California Senate passed a bill that would give consumers more access to clean energy and provide the next critical piece for California to achieve its aggressive greenhouse gas and renewable energy goals. SB 700, authored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) would increase availability of local, customer-sited energy storage for schools, farms, businesses, and homes. “In California, we are pushing aggressive renewable energy goals because we know that fighting climate change means taking action now,” said Senator Wiener. “This bill will push us down the path to 100% renewable energy. To meet our goals, we need solar, storage, and other renewable energy resources in every city and neighborhood in California, not just those that can afford it.”

  • June 21, 2017 - 03:00

    Renewable Energy Presents No Threat to Grid, Despite Trump Aides Claim

    In 1986, President Ronald Reagan famously removed solar panels from the White House roof, capping a misguided energy policy that severely slashed investment in renewable energy. Thirty-one years later, President Trump has committed a more consequential mistake by rejecting the Paris climate accord. But the story of how solar energy survived and thrived after Reagan holds an encouraging lesson for us.

  • June 19, 2017 - 22:49

    Sunrun Expands Solar Access to Florida

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2017-- Sunrun Inc. (Nasdaq:RUN), the largest dedicated residential solar, storage and energy services company in the United States, today announced that it will offer homeowners in Florida a less expensive, cleaner way to power their homes while creating new jobs throughout Orlando and Tampa this year. In November, Floridians voted in favor of clean energy choices and legislators responded this session by passing Senate Bill 90, making it simpler to go solar. Florida follows Nevada and countless other states that are taking local action to support clean energy access.

  • June 19, 2017 - 21:03

    100% Renewables Plan Has 'Significant Shortcomings,' Say Climate and Energy Experts

    It's a common claim from advocates: We know we can create a 100 percent renewable grid, because Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson said we can. Jacobson's peer-reviewed studies assert that it is possible to convert all energy use in the U.S. to wind, water and solar -- while maintaining grid reliability, saving money and creating jobs.

  • June 19, 2017 - 20:00

    EDF Energies Nouvelles to Partner with Canadian Solar for an Additional 115 MWp of Solar Project in Brazil

    GUELPH, Ontario and RIO DE JANEIRO, June 19, 2017 - Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies, and EDF Energies Nouvelles, a global market leader in renewable energy, announced today the acquisition of 80% interest in Canadian Solar's Pirapora II solar energy project in Brazil by EDF Energies Nouvelles' local subsidiary, EDF EN do Brasil.

  • June 19, 2017 - 10:55

    Strike While Iron Hot

    Most state legislatures are, or soon will be, adjourned for the year. Except for a few states, legislatures only meet a few months a year and then the legislators return to their homes, businesses, and private lives. As a legislator who was formerly employed as a government and community affairs representative by a petroleum company, I have experience in trying to educate legislators. And, as a legislator, I am willing to be educated.

  • June 15, 2017 - 12:14

    RES To Construct 40MW Energy Storage Project for IPP in California

    Global renewable energy company: development, engineering, construction and operation of onshore and offshore wind farms, solar parks, transmission lines and energy storage in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Turkey, Sweden, Norway, Finland, United States, Canada , Japan and Australia.

  • June 15, 2017 - 09:57

    Canada's Biggest Energy Storage Project Will Be Online in a Few Months

    The rapidly growing U.S. energy storage industry deployed 71 megawatts and 234 megawatt-hours of capacity in the first quarter of 2017. Now, Canada is showing signs of life with a 12.8 megawatt/52.8-megawatt-hour energy storage project to be built and installed by Powin Energy. It will be the largest energy storage project in Canada when operational.

  • June 14, 2017 - 16:00

    Wind, Solar Power Could Overpower Political Winds: Deloitte Study

    NEW YORK, June 14, 2017 -- Demand for renewable energy by consumers and businesses – along with a long-term commitment to cleaner portfolios from utilities – seems to be fundamentally shifting energy attitudes and decisions, independent of federal stances, according to Deloitte's annual "Resources 2017 Study – Energy Management: Sustainability & Progress."