Tokyo’s Tepco to Test Stem and Sunverge Behind-the-Meter Batteries as Virtual Power Plants

Sunverge and Stem, two California-based behind-the-meter battery startups, have landed their first international projects in Japan, joining mutual investor Mitsui in a series of virtual power plant projects for massive utility Tokyo Electric Power Co. The projects, announced Monday, are relatively small-scale, considering Tepco's scale as Japan’s biggest utility. Stem’s Tepco project will involve three… Continue reading Tokyo’s Tepco to Test Stem and Sunverge Behind-the-Meter Batteries as Virtual Power Plants

Group of Energy Heavyweights Unveils Plan for Puerto Rico’s Future Grid

In a 63-page report released Monday, a working group of electric experts detailed a plan for $17.6 billion in updates meant to revitalize Puerto Rico’s devastated grid.  The suggested measures come from the Puerto Rico Energy Resiliency Working Group, a collaboration forged by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office between New York Power Authority and the Puerto… Continue reading Group of Energy Heavyweights Unveils Plan for Puerto Rico’s Future Grid

Why Trackers Are Essential to Profitable Utility-Scale Solar Projects

Watching the prices recently for utility-scale solar power-purchase agreements has felt a bit like being a spectator at an ultra-competitive Olympic event, where each successive race delivers a new world record. The headline-grabbing 1.79 cents per kilowatt-hour tender announced in Saudi Arabia this past October is just one indicator of a global trend, in which… Continue reading Why Trackers Are Essential to Profitable Utility-Scale Solar Projects

How California’s New Time-of-Use Rates Will Affect C&I Customers Considering Solar PV

On December 1, San Diego Gas & Electric became the first of California’s investor-owned utilities to implement a new time-of-use (TOU) period that shifts the peak period later into the evening, to align with the “head” of the duck curve. Commercial, institutional and industrial customers in SDG&E are subject to some of the most expensive… Continue reading How California’s New Time-of-Use Rates Will Affect C&I Customers Considering Solar PV

California’s Biggest Solar Project Will Be Located at an Oil Field

A newly announced project at California’s Belridge oilfield will bring solar and fossil fuels together in the state’s biggest solar project.  The partnership, between Belridge field operator Aera Energy and solar thermal power company GlassPoint, will feature a 26.5-megawatt photovoltaic array and 850 megawatts of solar thermal power capacity. It's slated to come online in… Continue reading California’s Biggest Solar Project Will Be Located at an Oil Field

Watch the Live Broadcast From US Energy Storage Summit 2017

GTM Squared will live-stream all panels from U.S. Energy Storage Summit 2017 on December 12 and 13. Squared members get exclusive access to the live broadcast and the video on-demand after the event. See the broadcast agenda below and join today to make sure you don't miss any insights! Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (all times PT) 8:45… Continue reading Watch the Live Broadcast From US Energy Storage Summit 2017