Some of our favorite stories from around the web this week in our solar power weekly roundup Episode 4.
Solar Storage Surges to 41.2 MW
The US Deployed 41.2MW of Energy Storage in Q2 2016, On Pace for Another Historic Year “This quarter marked several storage firsts, such as the first grid-scale project in MISO and a large solar-plus-storage at a municipal utility in Ohio,” said Ravi Manghani, GTM Research’s director of energy storage.
Eastern US Can Handle 30 Percent Renewable Energy
Eastern U.S. Grid Can Handle 30 Percent Renewable Energy — And That’s Just the Start … to predict how the gigantic Eastern Interconnection — one of the largest power systems in the world — will handle an increasing load of wind and solar power. So … how will the Eastern Interconnection do it?
Rooftop Solar Cells
Space Age Solar Cells, Coming Soon To A Rooftop Near You Aside from the rooftop solar market, it seems that the Insolight team may also be looking at the nascent solar-powered renewable hydrogen market.
Tax Incentives for Solar
SEIA Releases Updated “Guide To Federal Tax Incentives For Solar Energy” The US national trade body known as the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has released a new, updated version of its solar tax and finance bible, according to a recent press release from the association.
Large California Solar Acquisition
NextEra Energy Partners to acquire a 24% stake in 550 MW Desert Sunlight solar project a 550 MW solar project in the desert of Southern California. Desert Sunlight was built by First Solar and comprises nearly 9 million of the company’s cadmium telluride thin film PV modules, making it one of the largest single-site PV projects on Earth.
Go out and enjoy your weekend!
Solar Solutions Team