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Solar power battery storage

California Rushes to Add Battery Capacity, Hopes to Avoid Last Year’s Blackouts

California is adding batteries to its electrical grid at a frantic pace: the state is said to be adding 1,700 megawatts of new battery capacity to the grid this year, in the hopes of avoiding a repeat of last summer’s rolling blackouts, BloombergBNEF reports. To put it in perspective: that’s more battery capacity than all of China.

California City to Install Microgrid Powered by Biogas Cogeneration, Solar and Battery Storage

The city of Rialto, California, is working to design and install a microgrid powered through a combination of biogas cogeneration, solar power and backup battery storage which will supply electricity for the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The project will bring the city greater energy independence, resilience and efficiency, protecting the wastewater treatment system from outages and operational interruptions.

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