Energy Storage

Hurricane-resistant solar and energy storage microgrid to be built in Puerto Rico

The Enel X-constructed microgrid will power project partner Eaton’s manufacturing operations. October 6, 2021 Ryan Kennedy Power management company Eaton has partnered with Enel X for a second joint microgrid project in Puerto Rico. The solar-plus-storage facility is intended to support Eaton’s Las Piedras circuit breaker manufacturing plant, lessening the company’s reliance on the island’s …

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Report outlines rooftop solar and storage for 75% of Puerto Rico’s power, and at a lower cost

Distributed solar and storage should be the focus for $9.6 billion in FEMA funds allocated for Puerto Rico’s grid reconstruction, says a new report based on independent analysis. March 17, 2021 William Driscoll Adding solar and storage to every home in Puerto Rico, plus solar on commercial sites, could provide 75% of the territory’s electricity …

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RFP alert: Puerto Rico launches first of six calls for renewables and storage

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority has been ordered to procure a total of 3.75 GW or renewables and 1.5 GW of energy storage. February 23, 2021 Joe Bebon Image: Pixabay The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) has officially kicked off a massive call for new renewable energy and storage over the next three …

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Puerto Rico awaits first procurements to add 3.75 GW solar, 1.5 GW storage

Puerto Rico regulators ordered the utility PREPA to procure solar and storage, although the utility’s board chairman says the island’s grid can support only a fraction of the mandated amount. January 18, 2021 William Driscoll The Puerto Rico Energy Bureau ordered the utility PREPA to issue six procurements in the next 30 months, totaling 3.75 …

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Morning Brief: PV plant providing grid ancillary services in Chile, Capital Dynamics to develop nine batteries

Also in the brief: Global Energy Generation’ proposed 4,500-acre Mammoth Solar project in Pulaski County, Indiana, may have a role to play in Winamac’s revitalization efforts, Dominion Energy acquired a solar power project in Orange County, the laws that prevent carbon cutting and more. August 21, 2020 Eric Wesoff The Luz del Norte solar plant …

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Hardware Brief: Solar mandate in real life, two types of weird new racking, 50/150 cell 500 watt module, more!

Module pricing is flat this week as the Chinese New Year approaches, Acme Express won $1 million to design new C&I racking, Unirac is testing a new connection technique, and Trina is deploying the largest and newest solar cell type. USA-Editors@pv-magazine.com gets your gear in here! January 24, 2020 John Fitzgerald Weaver Our featured image …

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SunCast episode 204 – Tim Effio of Fluence on how storage is disrupting Caribbean thermal generation models

In this episode of SunCast, Nico talks with Tim Effio, head of Latam & Caribbean markets for Fluence on the macro and micro implications of Solar + Storage and its integration into emerging markets. December 10, 2019 Tim Sylvia Image: SunCast Listen to the episode here or head over to the SunCast blog. Welcome to …

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PREPA supercharges solar and storage in new long-term plan

Puerto Rico is an island that is very much in the process of transition, and this applies as much to its electricity sector as anything. After Hurricane Maria, the island has not only had to rebuild its power grid and restore power, but has done so with a heavily indebted public utility that has been …

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Puerto Rico to officially go 100% renewable

Senate Bill 1121 has been given final approval by the Puerto Rico legislature and is headed to the desk of Governor Ricardo Rosselló. When passed, it will make the island the fifth state-level jurisdiction to establish a 100% zero-carbon and/or renewable energy mandate. March 26, 2019 Tim Sylvia It is a cleaner morning than ever, or …

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Puerto Rico is on its way to 100% renewable electricity

A bill to mandate that the island’s electric system move to 100% renewable energy by 2050 has passed the Puerto Rico Senate and is being sent to the House for reconciliation, the last stop before it is expected to be signed by Governor Rosselló. March 18, 2019 Christian Roselund A lot has happened to PS …

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