The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) has welcomed an amendment to California utilities' grid mapping requirements that will support the "efficient electrification" of the state's infrastructure.
Steps taken in California to enable energy storage systems to provide multiple services and to ‘stack revenues’ are “an essential starting point” for the industry, the head of California’s Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) has said.
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will likely surpass its cap on the number of rooftop solar systems that can sell electricity back to the utility under the net metering scheme – and will be the first utility in the state to do so.
As another big US CSP project bites the dust having previously rejected the suggestion that it should re-apply as a PV project, John Parnell explores whether CSP, especially power towers, risk becoming the Betamax of solar energy.
California’s utility regulator has ruled that the state’s flagship net metering regime will be maintained in broadly its current form beyond 2017, in what is being hailed as a major victory for the pro-solar lobby.