CAISO hit a new renewable energy record this week, with wind, solar, hydro and other renewables serving nearly 42% of electricity demand on May 16. Furthermore, during peak renewables production over the 2 p.m. hour, renewables supplied nearly 72% of total demand. See the CAISO report here.
As of December 2016, the US Energy Information Administration reported that the US had over 21.5 GW of utility-scale solar in operation, more than half of which came online in the past two years. Utility-scale solar has been the fastest growing power generation technology in the US over the past five years, expanding at an average of 72% per year. Read the full article here.
GroundWork will be in attendance at MIREC Week 2017 in Mexico City May 8th – 12th. Contact Cameron@grndwork.com to set up a meeting. Viva la Mexico!
Congratulations to GroundWork client EDF Renewable Energy, that recently launched a new distributed energy business unit, Distributed Electricity and Storage (DES), marking their entry into the C&I market. DES will focus on providing electricity and energy storage from plants up to 30MW.
GroundWork will be attending and presenting at Solar Asset Management-North America March 28th and 29th in San Francisco. We will be presenting on March 29th at 2PM in Session 7C – Soiling. Please contact us to set up a meeting, and come by our session to hear about GroundWork’s PVSOIL soiling system used in both resource assessment as well as in the operating plant.
GroundWork client Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) recently doubled its previous plan to add four solar plants to the grid in Florida by 2018, bringing the total to 8 new plants generating nearly 600MW in all. Read more about FPL’s announcement here.
Please join GroundWork and Clean Power Research on March 1st at 10AM PST for a webinar discussing how quality satellite and ground measurement campaigns can significantly impact project value during the development stage. Register here.
The US solar market far exceeded expectations by installing 14,626 MW in 2016, nearly doubling the record amount installed in 2015. These numbers make solar the #1 source of new electricity generating capacity on an annual basis. Read more about solar’s impressive growth here.
GroundWork’s commitment to diligence in all aspects related to safety earns our shop UL certification of our enclosures for MET stations and equipment. Learn more about UL certification here.