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US Grid Operators, Utilities Getting to Know their “Duck Curves”

A phenomenon first observed in California around 2013, electricity supply-demand “duck curves” are emerging on grid systems elsewhere in the US. Utility grid customers...

Two Cohorts, Nine Research Teams Leverage Network Learning Effect to Spur Solar Energy-Grid Innovation, Resilience

Last edited: May 2, 2018 @ 11:25 PM ETThe US Dept. of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently enlisted an inaugural cohort of...

U.S. Solar Market Adds 10.6 GW of PV in 2017, Community Solar Soars

BOSTON, Mass. and WASHINGTON D.C. – In 2017, the U.S. solar market expanded, adding double-digit gigawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) additions for the second year...

US Solar Industry Workshop Participants Believe They Have a New Project Development Framework That Will More than Offset Trump’s Chinese Solar Tariff

Brought together by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) to participate in an intensive, practical, 2-1/2 day problem-solving workshop, representatives from 35 US solar industry...

A New Type of Community Choice Utility Rises, Boosts Solar Energy in California

Last edited: October 10, 2017 @ 03:55 PM UTCA new type of utility energy services provider has taken root and is now growing in...

Solar Energy Storage Resilience: On the Ground in Haiti

Last edited: September 20, 2017 @ 05:30 PM PSTOnline, television, radio and print news services are awash with reports of Hurricane Harvey and Irma’s...

US Solar Eclipse Opens Window of Opportunity for Energy Storage to Shine

For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will traverse the entire width of the lower 48 US states Aug. 21, moving...

US Solar, Power Grid Players Prepare for Landmark Total Solar Eclipse

In the stillness and the darkness, the knowledge that I was in deadly danger took to itself deeper and deeper meaning all the time;...

US State Governors Aim to Realize UN Paris Climate Accord Goals with Launch of Alternative US Climate Alliance

On June 1, President Donald Trump announced the US would withdraw from the UN Paris Climate Accord. Though not surprising, the announcement marks the...

Suniva’s U.S. International Trade Petition Reignites Prospect of a Solar PV Trade War

Last updated: Thursday, June 8, 2017Bankruptcy and insolvency filings on the part of U.S. and German solar manufacturing companies Suniva and SolarWorld AG, respectively, and...

Off-Grid Solar, Battery Energy Storage Gains Ground on Native American Tribal Lands

Last updated: May 13, 2017The U.S. has long looked to Native American Tribal lands as a source of mineral and energy resources and a thoroughfare...

California Vows to Go Its Own Way to Support Renewables as Storm of Controversy Surrounds Trump Executive Actions

Executive actions taken by U.S. President Donald J. Trump during his first four weeks in the Oval Office by and large confirmed expectations he...

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