Vertically-integrated solar energy company First Solar will be involved in the first megawatt-scale battery system announced in Arizona since it was revealed the state could put a 3,000MW energy storage deployment target in place.
A 3,000MW energy storage target, proposed in Arizona as part of a grid modernisation policy, recognises the role of the technology in reducing the need for fossil fuels to stabilise the grid, a consultant has said.
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has entered the US into a new realm of solar at below 3 cents/kWh, after similar prices have been regularly achieved in other countries such as Dubai, Chile and Mexico for over a year now.
News in Brief: Utah's Museum of Ancient Life installs 1,500 solar panels, California's Great America amusement park is now 100% renewable, Intel unveils the second largest solar carport in the country, SunPower installs systems at Macy's and Bloomingdales for Earth Week, and the 10MW US Army solar facility at Fort Rucker is now online.
News in Brief: Portland, Oregon pledges 100% renewable energy by 2050, India's BHEL implements a 2MW rooftop array with the Indian Railway and Unisource Energy completes a 5MW solar array in Arizona, dedicated to a long-term employee.
Arizona Public Service’s (APS) prior recommendation to introduce a rate hike to the amount of US$166 million annually alongside a mandatory demand charge for solar users, has been met with significant opposition.
In this week's Movers & Shakers segment, PV Tech focuses mainly on executive shifts in US solar companies involved in storage, trackers, residential loans and more. The African Development Bank is also revamping its management board, with a new head of Renewables.