SEIA challenges PURPA changes that could discourage solar development


Yesterday the Solar Energy Industries Association filed a petition for review with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals of FERC Order No. 872, which unlawfully discourages the development of qualifying facilities (QF) under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). The order eliminates the right of QFs to enter long-term, fixed-rate contracts and arbitrarily extends … Read more

National Grid selects EnergyHub software to manage distributed C&I energy resources


National Grid is now managing commercial and industrial (C&I) demand response through EnergyHub’s Mercury DERMS platform, extending a multi-DER portfolio that includes thermostats and residential batteries. With EnergyHub, National Grid can rely on a single platform to manage multiple classes of DERs to provide critical grid services. EnergyHub provides National Grid with enrollment, forecast-based dispatch … Read more

It’s getting hot in here: What is geothermal energy?

You have heard of solar power, wind power and water power through turbines built into dams, but have you heard of geothermal energy? This is another form of renewable energy and it involves the heat being generated by the earth itself. It has a number of applications when it comes to household and business electricity … Read more

Duke Energy works out net-metering agreement for South Carolina


Duke Energy has reached an agreement with solar installers and renewable energy advocates to bring stability to the residential solar industry in South Carolina. The deal, if approved by regulators, will provide options for customers while allowing the utility to address increasing electric demand periods in the winter for the benefit of Duke’s systems and … Read more

Tigo launches “Tigo Enhanced” label marketing program


Tigo Energy has launched a joint marketing program, called Tigo Enhanced, in conjunction with its major inverter partners to make it even easier for customers to choose Tigo’s reliable module level power electronics (MLPE) for their solar PV projects. Under the program, inverter partners that use Tigo technology will include a Tigo Enhanced logo on their … Read more