by Nicolas Rinaldi
September 23, 2016

Below are the key takeaways from the week in solar, grid edge, and energy storage.

Solar News

2,138 megawatts
The solar and wind capacity that NRG acquired from SunEdison last week as part of the latter company's bankruptcy proceedings. (story)

760 Megawatts
The interconnection queue for New York state utility Central Hudson. Katherine Tweed looked at how interconnection has ground to a halt in New York, and how REV proposes to get the process going again. (story)

32,000 Solar Customers
The number of Nevada solar customers for which the state's regulators restored retail-rate net metering last week. (story)

2.4 Cents
The bid price per megawatt for a 350-megawatt PV project in Abu Dhabi. Jinko and Marubeni submitted the bid as part of an Abu Dhabi Electricity and Water Authority tender. The project has not yet been awarded contracts. (story)

2.5 Gigawatts
The utility-scale PV pipeline capacity in the U.S. that will spill over into 2017. Even with spillover, 2016 will still be the market's biggest year in terms of installed capacity. (story)

5 Cents per Watt
The estimated savings from deploying a 1,500-volt PV system, according to GTM Research. Last week, GTM Research's solar analysts were at SPI in Las Vegas, showing off their latest insights. (story)

330 Watts
The capacity of SolPad, a new integrated solar-plus-storage device that emerged out of stealth mode this week. (story)

$22.5 Million
The Series D funding round for solar lantern startup d.light. The company will use the investment to expand its pay-as-you-go financing system for off-grid markets. (story)

$1.7 Million
The amount raised by Kevala Analytics from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. The funds will be used to help scale the company's Grid Assessor platform, which brings together public data on wholesale pricing and substation locations to understand the local electricity value at a particular site. (story)

Grid Edge News

171 Megawatts
The capacity required to power MGM Resorts International properties in Nevada. Starting next month, MGM is leaving the local utility NV Power in order to procure all its power from IPP Tenaska. (story)

$2.1 Billion
The amount set aside for grid modernization spending between 2018 and 2020 in Southern California Edison's latest rate case. This week, Julia Pyper examines how utilities are planning around greater DER penetration, creating new revenue opportunities and redesigning markets. (story)

100 Milliseconds
The time it takes Duke Energy's McAlpine microgrid test site in North Carolina to detect grid disturbances and self-island. Duke is now looking to commercialize its applications for battery-backed grid resiliency. (story)

$12.4 Million
The investment by Sustainable Development Technology Canada to link three microgrids in Toronto, Nova Scotia and upstate Maine into a “transactive energy” framework. (story)

$43.8 Million
The annual revenue for Massachusetts-based Groom Energy. Groom, a full-service energy services company, was acquired last week by EDF. (story)

Energy Storage News

500 Gallons per Minute
The volume of water poured over a burning lithium-ion battery over the course of a few hours after the system nearly caught fire at S&C Electric Company's Wisconsin testing facility last month. (story)

20 Tesla Superchargers
The number inaugurated this week at the world’s largest electric-vehicle charging station in Norway. (story)

600 Megawatts
The installed energy storage capacity in Massachusetts that could potentially save ratepayers $800 million, according to a new report from the Massachusetts state government. (story)

The growth in behind-the-meter energy storage in the U.S. in Q2 2016, according to GTM Research. (story)

The forecasted growth rate for the Australia energy storage market between 2015 and 2020, according to GTM Research. This week, Julian Spector looks at the conditions that are setting the stage for a storage boom in Australia. (story)