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Interest Growing in Commercial and Community Microgrids

Tesla Just Took Its First Step Toward Obliterating The Power Companies

Elon Musk just announced details  of Tesla's plan to start pumping out lithium ion batteries like M&Ms at its planned "Gigafactory." Obviously, it's big news for electric vehicles as this should bring down the cost of a very expensive component. But it has equal and possibly greater significance for renewable energy.

Read the Business Insider article here 

Avoiding Nightmares: Operation and Maintenance Are Critical to the Success and Profitability of Photovoltaic Systems

Spending money on the operations and maintenance (O&M) of photovoltaic (PV) power systems may seem counterintuitive when assessing a project’s revenue stream, but O&M is a critical part of the return on investment from these systems.

Read the Energy & Infrastructure article here

Implementing a Solar PPA: What works, what doesn’t

When looking to develop commercial or utility scale solar projects, identifying your financing options is one of your top priorities.  In today’s solar industry, most developers are using a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to get their deals done.

Read the Solar Novus Today article here

Transmission and Energy Storage 2014 Outlook: The Macro and Micro Transformation of Electric Grids

The transmission industry enters 2014 with a lot of work ahead as it continues to recreate the grid and make it more renewable energy-ready. On the macro level, transmission lines are being developed worldwide to move green power long distances from remote regions to power-hungry population centers.

Read the Renewable Energy World article here

WSSC turns to solar power to cut sewage- treatment electricity costs

On a recent gray December morning, nearly 8,500 solar panels covering 13 acres in Germantown tilted toward the sky, straining to harness any glimmer of sunlight. Their host: a sewage-treatment plant in Montgomery County, one of the first in the Washington region to try solar power.

Read the Washington Post article here

Microinverters Moving Into Commercial-Scale Solar: When Will It Happen?

Back in mid-August, Vine Fresh Produce in Ontario unveiled a 2.3-MW solar rooftop array on its greenhouse, the largest commerical rooftop project under the province's feed-in tariff (FIT). This system notably incorporates a technology that's been more familiar in the U.S. residential solar market: microinverters.
2013 Ground-Mount Project of the Year Runner-Up: Konterra Solar Microgrid

Energy storage is a fairly overlooked option when it comes to solar projects. Batteries are a necessary addition when the solar system is out in the wilderness and most definitely off-grid, but when it comes to larger commercial installations in urban environments, energy storage isn’t often included in the plans.

Read the Solar Builder Magazine article here

New batteries to change solar energy storage

While electricity sourcing from storage technologies for renewable energy is only emerging, it could soon become mainstream. Inspired by electric car energy storage, tech companies are providing customers of residential solar systems with batteries that can store solar power, according to Fortune Magazine.

Read the Strategic Sourceror article here

Acres of solar panels to power major MD wastewater treatment plants

Two large fields of several solar panels were unveiled at the Western Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant in Upper Marlboro, Md., and the Seneca Wastewater Treatment Plant in Germantown, Md., by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).

Read the House Solar Energy article here

Macro Opportunities In Microgrids

It hasn’t been easy to live in Connecticut the last couple years. First Hurricane Irene slammed through the state in August 2011, leaving some residents without electricity for weeks. A freak Halloween snowstorm two months later brought wires down again.

Read the Electrical Contractor article here