September 27th 2013
This week’s “Top 5” covers legal and financing subjects in the USA with FERC order on storage and utilities opinion on renewable compensation, as well as new storage projects and products elsewhere in the world.
Foreword – Clean Horizon’s activity
1. Some US utilities, e.g. in California and Arizona states, think that residential PV owners do not pay enough for grid maintenance even though they still rely on it when the sun is not shining or when they give it their excess power. These utilities want to lower the price at which they pay this power (through net-metering) down to wholesale price instead of retail price. Alternatively they could make PV-owners pay a monthly fee for grid maintenance.
3. ABB group subsidiary Power-one to unveil a new 2kWh residential storage system at Solar Energy UK in October, for commercialization in 2014.