Andy Colthorpe

January 19, 2021
US utility Hawaiian Electric will turn to thousands of home solar-plus-storage systems for capacity and grid services under a new contract with a virtual power plant provider.
January 8, 2021
A large-scale solar PV system paired with pumped hydro energy storage could cover as much as 25% of the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i’s energy demand, pushing the island’s total share of renewables in its energy mix past 80%.
January 7, 2021
Prices of solar-plus-storage systems to be deployed on France’s island territories have fallen once again in the country’s latest auction, dipping below €100/MWh (US$122.75/MWh).
January 5, 2021
An auction for solar-plus-storage in Israel has awarded contracts for 609MW of solar PV alongside 2.4GWh of energy storage.
December 11, 2020
A new strategic plan putting the New York Power Authority (NYPA) on the path to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2035 - five years earlier than the target set out in the US state’s policy goals - has been approved by the state public power organisation’s Board of Trustees.
December 3, 2020
Solar will likely play a major role in achieving Japan’s policy goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to zero by 2050 and could reach 130GW to 160GW in cumulative deployments by the 2030 financial year.
November 20, 2020
Sunrun will aggregate home solar-plus-storage systems into a virtual power plant (VPP) capable of providing 5MW of grid support, with California utility Southern California Edison (SCE).
October 30, 2020
As part of a strategy that includes retiring coal-fired power plants by 2040 and reaching net zero carbon emissions from electricity generation by 2050, utility company Alliant Energy has published its ‘Clean Energy Blueprint for Iowa’.
October 20, 2020
AES Gener has broken ground on a 112MW / 560MWh battery energy storage project in Chile, said to be Latin America’s largest such facility to date.
September 9, 2020
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government has lauded the role large-scale batteries will play in the country’s energy transition, having supported projects which will see energy storage project deployed in the country.

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