Utility Arizona Public Service reaffirmed its commitment to grid batteries after a fire at one such facility injured four first responders.

The April 19 explosion at the McMicken facility prompted Arizona's largest utility to power down its remaining energy storage plants, and raised questions about the future of this rapidly growing grid technology. APS committed in February to a considerable escalation of energy storage installations, to capture more solar power during the day and make it available at night.

The investigation to determine the cause of the fire is still underway, but APS is not giving up on those plans for battery expansion,

The top five PV inverter market players have commanded more of the market each year since 2013, but 2018 was different.

In 2018, the top five inverter vendors decreased their total combined market share, which dropped from 62 percent to 56 percent of the market.

Although the top five players lost market share, vendors 6 through 10 made gains, increasing their share of the global market from 15 percent to 19 percent, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

Sungrow and SMA have been among the global PV inverter market's leaders every year since Wood Mackenzie began

The top five PV inverter market players have commanded more of the market each year since 2013, but 2018 was different.

In 2018, the top five inverter vendors decreased their total combined market share, which dropped from 62 percent to 56 percent.

Although the top five players lost market share, vendors No. 6- No. 10 made gains, increasing their combined share of the global market from 15 percent to 19 percent, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

Sungrow and SMA have been among the global PV inverter market's leaders every year since Wood Mackenzie began tracking

This is the third and final part of author Tam Hunt's annual Solar Singularity series. Read the first and second installments here and here.

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With all of the good news on the falling cost of renewable energy and electric-vehicle adoption, let’s turn to the bad news.

Global greenhouse gas emissions grew again in 2018, reaching almost 600 million tons of CO2, up slightly from 2017. The really bad news here is that the three years of stagnant and even declining global emissions from 2014-2016 was not in fact a global long-term peak, as many had

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