Facebook’s Prineville Data Center in Oregon will be supported by 100% renewable energy from 437MW of new solar developments in partnership with Pacific Power, including two projects totaling 100MW in the Prineville area.
AES Distributed Energy (AES DE), a subsidiary of AES Corporation, and nonprofit transmission firm Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) have broken ground on a 28MW solar and 100MWh five-hour duration battery energy storage system in Kauai, Hawaii.
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.
Canadian Solar has signed an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) agreement with Axium Infinity Solar LP for eight PV projects that have a combined generation capacity of 105.5MW. The firm has also announced commercial operation of a 19.1MW PV project in Japan.
The Austin City Council has approved a new agreement with Austin Energy that will see the utility company deliver enough renewable energy to the grid to meet the needs of more than half of its customers by 2020.
StuyTown Property Services (SPS), the manager of Manhattan’s largest residential property, will install a 3.8MW PV energy system across the eight hectares of rooftops of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village.
Netherlands-based pension fund Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP has agreed to invest over US$384 million in three PV projects in the US, with the trio of installations representing a combined generation capacity of 858MW.