Is the requirement really cost-effective? Solar lease or purchase? Will new homes be net zero? And answers to other burning questions.
It’s the first state where the renewable energy is mandatory.
California to impose solar panels on every newly constructed house. The Energy Commission will approve new regulations that include the obligation for new homes to have some sort of solar energy production by 2020. There will be exceptions for buildings which can’t fit panels or are hidden from the sun by vegetation or their urban environment.
A new study puts a number on the potential size of this new energy storage market.
First Solar Inc. won a power contract to supply Arizona’s biggest utility when electricity demand on its system typically peaks.
California has proved energy storage is both effective and cost-effective as a capacity resource, leading to one utility being instructed to hold competitive solicitations for energy storage, the head of the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) has said.
Music fans traveling northwest on highway 86 toward the Coachella music festival next year might not give the rolling hills of California’s Imperial Valley more than a passing glance. But energy insiders know it as the site of a major technological feat that could herald a new era in power-grid resiliency 🔊 Ouvir Notícia