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New White Paper explores grid parity and the solar renaissance
Today, solar power has become cheaper than the production cost of any other existing conventional power generation technology. The arrival of grid parity heralds a milestone in the history of energy production. It means solar energy being commercially viable without any subsidies or state support; producing energy with the lowest possible environmental impact. [...]
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CellCube to bring grid scale vanadium battery to South Australia
Renewables firm Pangea Energy and vanadium battery producer CellCube have signed on to build a 50MW storage system alongside a solar farm in South Australia. [...]
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Machine learning, AI aiding Sempra utilities in solar energy management on the grid
This week Sempra Energy subsidiary PXiSE Energy Solutions announced that Sempra-owned development company Infraestructura Energetica Nova (IEnova) would be using its software at the 110-MW Pima Solar facility located in Mexico to help manage the integration of renewable power to the electric grid. [...]
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GRID Alternatives – Commercial Design Engineer (Flexible Location)
POSITION DESCRIPTION: GRID is seeking an experienced commercial solar design engineer to focus on both rooftop and ground-mounted projects in the 25kW-10mW range. The position will play a key role in the development, implementation, and management of commercial scale projects across multiple states. This position will play a critical role in GRID’s effort to scale up our triple bottom line impact through community and multifamily affordable housing solar projects. This position will help achie [...]
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GRID Alternatives — Project Developer, Community Solar (Location Flexible)
POSITION DESCRIPTION: GRID is seeking an exceptional Project Developer to lead the development of new community solar projects aimed at scaling the organization’s triple bottom line impact of People, Planet, Employment. This role will ensure that all project components and partners come together so that 100kw-10MW solar systems are built on time and budget, and deliver on GRID’s mission. The position will report to the Director of Business & Project Development, and sit on GRID’s Natio [...]
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GE Combines Renewable Generation and Grid Businesses to Increase Efficiency
GE announced today that it sees a future in housing its renewable generation businesses (onshore and offshore wind, hydropower) alongside its grid businesses which include substations and transformers plus solar, storage and distributed energy resource (DER) control software. GE Renewable Energy CEO Jerome Pecresse said in a press conference that the move will simplify the lives of GE’s customers by giving them one point of contact for all of their renewable energy power needs. [...]
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Governors Urge FERC To Consider the Renewable Benefits of One Unified Electricity Grid
The so-called “Seams Study” conducted by NREL and presented at POWER-GEN International in December 2017 during a session called #RocktheGrid is the basis of a new proposal put forth by a group of 18 U.S. governors. The bipartisan Governor’s Wind and Solar Energy Coalition sent a letter on November 9 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) urging commissioners to consider the benefits to the entire country of one unified electricity grid. [...]
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Negative Electricity Pricing Abounds As Wind, Solar Flood the Grid
Bright and breezy days are becoming a deeper nightmare for utilities struggling to earn a return on traditional power plants. With wind and solar farms sprouting up in more areas -- and their power getting priority to feed into the grid in many places -- the amount of electricity being generated is outstripping demand during certain hours of the day. [...]
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Why More Solar and Wind on the Grid Should Be Driving Today’s Investment Decisions
A new LBNL report offers concrete suggestions about what investments today will be most beneficial in tomorrow’s renewable energy future. [...]
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Should California Opt-In to One Large Regional Power Grid?
Late last year, Renewable Energy World published articles and a video to explain the energy imbalance market to readers. This is the market that was created as a result of the fact that California often has excess solar, wind and hydropower and must “curtail” those energy sources, which means turn them off completely. Instead of curtailing them, through the energy imbalance market, those solar, wind, and hydropower plant owners can sell their power over the border to neighboring states. &nbs [...]
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As More Solar and Wind Come onto the Grid, Prices Go Down But New Questions Come Up
Wind and solar energy are growing rapidly in the U.S. As these energy sources become a bigger part of the electricity mix, their growth raises new questions: How do solar and wind influence energy prices?  [...]
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Auto, Home, Grid Create Smart Energy Network in Audi Pilot Project
Audi last week said that it is participating in a pilot project that is testing a smart energy network that uses software to control solar and batteries and interact with the main power grid. Audi is working with the project’s partners to run the pilot project for homes in southern Germany and northern Switzerland. [...]
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Can Utility-Scale Solar PV Help with Grid Reliability?
As soon as solar started being introduced to the grid, operators and engineers raised concerns about solar resources causing instability. Is it possible, however, for utility-scale solar PV plants to provide grid reliability services? Mahesh Morjaria, vice president of PV systems for First Solar, says yes.   [...]
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Listen Up: Designing a Reliable Electric Grid
Over the past few months we’ve experienced a solar eclipse, several devastating hurricanes, another under-construction nuclear plant shutdown, and a backwards-looking Department of Energy Grid Reliability study.   [...]
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Why Solar SCADA is Taking Center Stage in Grid Modernization
While solar monitoring is not new, solar supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), with the emphasis on the "supervisory control" function is much less common today. [...]
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Hybrid Office Building Cuts Cord to Electricity Grid
A four-story office building powered by a combination of thermal and PV solar and wind energy in South Australia has cut its connection to the electricity grid in what its owners claim to be a world first. [...]
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GRID Alternatives – SolarCorps Construction Fellow *Nationwide and Denver Positions*
Post Date: June 22, 2017 Job Title: SolarCorps Fellowship Program Construction Fellow Location:  Denver, CO and Nationwide Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/work-at-grid*protected email*(No Calls Please) About the SolarCorps Fellowship Program: GRID Alternatives’ SolarCorps Fellowship Program is an opportunity for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join GRID Alternatives for thirteen months. Fellows will ga [...]
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GRID Alternatives–SolarCorps Outreach Fellow *Denver and Nationwide Positions*
Post Date: June 22, 2017 Job Title: SolarCorps Outreach Fellow Location:  Denver, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/work-at-grid*protected email*(No Calls Please) About the SolarCorps Fellowship Program: GRID Alternatives’ SolarCorps Fellowship Program is an opportunity for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join GRID Alternatives for thirteen months. Fellows will gain valuable experience in the solar an [...]
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GRID Alternatives–SolarCorps Workforce and Volunteer Fellow *Denver and Nationwide Positions*
Post Date: June 22, 2017 Job Title: SolarCorps Fellowship Program Volunteer Fellow Location:  Denver, CO and Nationwide Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/work-at-grid*protected email*(No Calls Please) About the SolarCorps Fellowship Program: GRID Alternatives’ SolarCorps Fellowship Program is an opportunity for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join GRID Alternatives for thirteen months. Fellows will gain [...]
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GRID Alternatives – SolarCorps Fellowship Program Warehouse Assistant Fellow
  Post Date: June 2, 2017 Job Title: SolarCorps Fellowship Program Warehouse Assistant Fellow Location:  Denver, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/work-at-grid*protected email*(No Calls Please) About the SolarCorps Fellowship Program: GRID Alternatives’ SolarCorps Fellowship Program is an opportunity for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join GRID Alternatives for thirteen months. Fellows will gain [...]
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GRID Alternatives – SolarCorps Fellowship Program Assistant Fellow
Post Date: June 2, 2017 Job Title:  SolarCorps Fellowship Program Assistant Fellow Location:  Denver, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/work-at-grid*protected email*(No Calls Please) About the SolarCorps Fellowship Program: GRID Alternatives’ SolarCorps Fellowship Program is an opportunity for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join GRID Alternatives for thirteen months. Fellows will gain valuable exper [...]
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GRID Alternatives – SolarCorps Fellowship Program Construction Fellow
Post Date: June 2, 2017 Job Title: SolarCorps Fellowship Program Warehouse Construction Fellow Location:  Denver, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/work-at-grid*protected email*(No Calls Please) About the SolarCorps Fellowship Program: GRID Alternatives’ SolarCorps Fellowship Program is an opportunity for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join GRID Alternatives for thirteen months. Fellows will gain val [...]
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GRID Alternatives – Solar Installation Supervisor
Post Date: June 2, 2017 Job Title: Solar Installation Supervisor Location:  Denver, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/work-at-grid*protected email*(No Calls Please) Description: GRID Alternatives Colorado is seeking a full-time, experienced Solar Installation Supervisor to oversee all aspects of PV installations for low-income families in Colorado. This position will be responsible for leading commercial scale proj [...]
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Grid Parity? The Real Story Behind the Concept and Why It Relates to Diesel Generators
There’s been a decade of talk about if solar (or wind) has reached grid parity. And now, with the increased use of batteries and storage, the question becomes more relevant, as renewables can supply electricity beyond the generation time.  [...]
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