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Some of our favorite stories from around the web this week in our solar power weekly roundup EP2.

California Energy Storage

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/How-Much-Energy-Storage-Would-Be-Needed-for-California-to-Reach-50-PercentHow Much Energy Storage Would Be Needed for California to Reach 50 Percent Solar? – Greentech Media How Much Energy Storage Would Be Needed for California to Reach 50 Percent Solar?And any delays in the price declines of solar, or the rollout of EVs, or the flexibility of conventional power plants, will raise the bar on the amount of storage required. That sounds daunting, admitted NREL Principal Energy Analyst Paul Denholm, who …Conergy to build $29m grid-connected solar and battery storage project in AustraliaEnergy Business ReviewConergy starts construction on Australia’s first grid-connected, utility-scale solar and battery storage projectsolarserver.

 

German Residential Market

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/the-german-residential-storage-market-is-booming-but-whats-up-with-commerciThe German Residential Storage Market Is Booming. But What’s Up With Commercial? But when it comes to market incentives, homes have access to them and commercial … and the feed-in tariff that compensates residents for the extra solar power they pump onto the grid has fallen below the retail rate.

 

Community Solar

http://cleantechnica.com/2016/08/21/democratized-rooftop-community-solar-important/Why Democratized Rooftop & Community Solar Is So Important We promote solar power quite a lot here on CleanTechnica. We’ve actually published nearly 10,000 articles on the topic. We often combine the benefits of utility-scale solar power and rooftop solar power when discussing many of the great advantages that solar offers. Even when we do specifically write about the benefits of rooftop solar power, we typically focus on [&hellip Why Democratized Rooftop & Community Solar Is So Important was originally published on CleanTechnica.

 

Solar Loans

http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/08/26/why-solar-loans-create-an-even-bigger-market.aspxWhy Solar Loans Make the Solar Market Even Bigger Growth has been consolidated in solar-friendly states like California, Hawaii, New Jersey, and New York with most of the country left out.

 

Student Solar Advocates

http://www.danapointtimes.com/students-present-solar-petition-cusd-district-explore-feasibility/Students Present Solar Petition to CUSD, District to Explore Feasibility The students presented the board with the economic, environmental and educational benefits of solar panels, as well as potential funding mechanisms such as Prop 39 funds, low interest loans from the California Energy Commission, general obligation bonds

 

US Renewable Electricity Production

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/US-Renewable-Electricity-Production-Beat-Previous-Years-for-Each-Month-in-2US Renewable Electricity Production Beat Previous Years for Each Month in 2016 thus making it harder to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector. Solar, on the other hand, has not been stymied by the lack of rain. The data, then, illustrate the rookie renewables gradually catching up to the reigning champion.

 

 

Images from greentechmedia.com, cleantechnica.com, fool.com, danapointtimes.com

Go out and enjoy your weekend!
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