According to the latest data from GTM Research, the U.S. front-of-meter energy storage pipeline recently surpassed 10 gigawatts, and 22 states have a pipeline that exceed 20 megawatts. Join GTM Research's Ravi Manghani and Daniel Finn-Foley to learn the answer to these questions and more
Learn how software and system-wide expertise are the core building blocks for successful transformation of the grid During this one-hour complimentary webinar hosted by Greentech Media, Greensmith Energy and AEP will discuss the critical role that software plays in the realization of Grid 2.0. With the ability to control generation and load, storage becomes one of the most critical assets in the utility portfolio.
Despite the recent shift in energy policy announced recently by President Trump, U.S. utility executives remain bullish on utility-scale solar with more than two-thirds forecasting moderate or significant growth in installations. Despite this positive environment, developers, asset owners and EPCs are facing more pressure than ever to drive down costs as a result of steep declines in PPA prices.
Accurate energy production estimates for solar designs are especially important for commercial installations, where differences of even a few percent can translate to tens of thousands of dollars in net present value and cash flows.
Utility-scale Solar power plants have an expected life span of 25-30 years or even more. So, it is essential to employ high yield and highly reliable PV equipment to achieve higher returns for long term.
GTM Research has forecast annual U.S. market value for DERs to reach more than $20 billion by 2020. Will you be ready to capitalize in this rapidly changing environment?
More solar systems were installed worldwide in 2016 than any year to date, and the vast majority of these systems were ground-mount, utility-scale—a trend that is expected to continue for several years.
In recent years photovoltaic system design approaches have evolved. This system design philosophy has shifted as designers moved their design target to the array oversizing as panel prices have fallen. Rather than focusing on production efficiency and maximizing the output of each individual module, these designers have begun designing for maximum financial efficiency at the system level.
Traditional models of operating and maintaining electrical generating assets converting fuels such as natural gas, coal or nuclear don’t necessarily work to meet the current and expected financial demands of utility scale solar.