Sunnova, SolarEdge, National Grid partner on New England grid stability project

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on email
Sunnova’s portfolio provides 150GWh of energy a year to New England’s grid. Image: Sunnova

Solar and storage provider Sunnova, SolarEdge Technologies and National Grid have partnered on a grid stability project in New England, US.

The partnership will use Sunnova’s solar and storage assets, along with SolarEdge’s grid architecture, to improve power quality in National Grid’s service area using distributed energy resources (DERs).

Sunnova and SolarEdge will provide voltage support across Massachusetts and Rhode Island through DERS, strengthening resiliency and reliability, according to a company media release. It is hoped the partnership will enable National Grid to reduce distribution system losses and allow for more efficient delivery of power to its customers.

“National Grid’s continued efforts to further integrate distributed energy resources will be accelerated by this effort which will leverage DERs interconnected to the grid to optimise power quality, which will reduce costs for all customers,” said John Isberg, vice president of customer sales and solutions at National Grid.

Over the past decade, 838MW of residential distributed energy assets have been built in Massachusetts and 58MW in Rhode Island, according to Wood Mackenzie.   

“This first of its kind solution aims to save homeowners money, increase New England’s grid efficiency and support National Grid on its path to achieving net zero by 2050,” said Michael Grasso, chief marketing and growth officer at Sunnova.

Sunnova’s aggregated residential solar and storage portfolio delivers over 150GWh of renewable energy a year to New England’s homeowners.

In April, the company reported strong financial results as a result of high US residential solar demand after posting shaky figures in the second half of 2020.

Read Next

September 2, 2021
JinkoSolar has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL), among the world’s largest manufacturers of battery storage cells.
August 17, 2021
US residential solar prices have continued to fall over the last year, dropping by the largest amount in four years.
August 3, 2021
PV inverter manufacturer SolarEdge Technologies posted record quarterly revenues in Q2, thanks in part to a strong performance in Europe.
July 29, 2021
US residential solar installer Sunnova said it was investing in its end-to-end solar services to cater for customers demanding more from their rooftop installations.
July 27, 2021
A round-up of the latest news from the US solar market, featuring Vision Solar’s commitment to hire “hundreds” of sales staff as part of a two-state expansion, Recurrent Energy’s sale of two major assets in Texas and news of 8minute Solar Energy strengthening its legal team.
July 26, 2021
Support for distributed energy resources (DERs) like rooftop solar, community solar and battery storage could save Californian ratepayers US$120 billion over the next 30 years, according to a new report

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
October 6, 2021
Solar Media Events
October 19, 2021
Solar Media Events
December 1, 2021