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Battery Second Use Offsets Electric Vehicle Expenses, Improves Grid Stability

Anya Breitenbach, NREL Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have the potential to dramatically drive down consumption of carbon-based fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the relatively high price of these vehicles — due in large part to the cost of batteries — ha...

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Intersolar North America Expands Downstream Workshops, Technical Trainings

Intersolar North America will offer an expanded workshop and training program targeted ...

Valuation of Solar+Storage in Hawaii: Methodology

Seeking to help states better address the value proposition of solar+storage systems, t...

Sharing geoAMPS solution with industry leaders at S.E.E.

geoAMPS returning to popular event to meet with industry representatives

Win Inertia attends Grid Edge Live 2015, in San Diego, 23-25 June 2015

Win Inertia, a key player in the energy storage industry, together with other leaders i...

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‘Snail’s Pace’ in Climate Talks, Weak Pledges Frustrate UN Chief

The secretary general of the United Nations is frustrated with the pace of negotiations...

Reality Check: Maybe Energy Storage Isn't Ready for Prime Time

Highlighting the growth of the energy storage market at the at the 2015 Energy Storage ...

Quantifying Returns: Does Energy Storage Coupled with PV Offer Big Savings?

Still in their infancy, battery-based intelligent storage systems haven't built up the ...

What's In A Name? That Which We Call A Solar Microgrid Is By Any Other N...

A few years ago in a solar marketing department near you an enterprising executive had ...

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What Is the Value of Solar Energy + Storage?

Andrew Burger, Contributor June 29, 2015 What's the true, overall value of combined “behind the meter” energy storage plus solar PV deployment to U.S. power utilities and their customers? That's the big question facing stakeholders in Hawaii and other U.S. states...

‘Snail’s Pace’ in Climate Talks, Weak Pledges Frustrate UN Chief

Alex Nussbaum, Bloomberg June 29, 2015 The secretary general of the United Nations is frustrated with the pace of negotiations for what’s intended to be a crucial agreement limiting global warming. Climate change pledges submitted so far from the world’s leadin...

Battery Second Use Offsets Electric Vehicle Expenses, Improves Grid Stability

Anya Breitenbach, NREL June 25, 2015 Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have the potential to dramatically drive down consumption of carbon-based fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the relatively high price of these vehicles — due in large part to t...
Electric vehicles

Innovating Today for the Homes of Tomorrow

David Glickson, NREL June 22, 2015 Shaping our energy future into one that is efficient, reliable, affordable, and sustainable is a significant undertaking. Much of this effort is focused around the energy industry, utilities, and power grids—which can seem...
Vatican City

Where Coal Was King, Pope's Climate Warning Faces a Tricky Sell

Alex Nussbaum and Tim Loh, Bloomberg June 18, 2015

In West Virginia, where workers have harvested coal seams for centuries, Pope Francis’ new warning about the risks of fossil fuels will find skepticism even among the faithful.

Clean planet

Renewable Energy Responsible for First Ever Carbon Emissions Stabilization

Vince Font, Contributing Editor June 17, 2015 Carbon emissions in 2014 remained at the previous year’s levels of 32.3 billion metric tons — a milestone that points to the impact worldwide renewable energy investment is having in the face of a 1.5 percent annual increa...
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Duke Energy Building Utility-Grade Energy Storage System at Retired Coal Plant

Andrew Burger, Correspondent June 15, 2015 At the forefront of a rapidly evolving energy landscape, Duke Energy sees promise in using intelligent energy storage systems to enhance the efficiency, stability and resilience of U.S. electricity grids. The nation's larg...

How New York is Using Local Power & Microgrids To Transform the State

Roy Hales, Contributor June 15, 2015 New York’s antiquated infrastructure was in trouble long before hurricane Sandy. The bulk power system, designed to meet a peak demand 75 percent higher than most of America, is underutilized most of the day. New Yorkers h...

Listen Up: Charging Your Electric Vehicle

The Energy Show on Renewable Energy World June 12, 2015 Electric vehicles are great: they’re affordable, great for the environment and low maintenance. And where electric rates are low — or if you have rooftop solar power — EVs are cheaper to drive per mile than gas-powered car...
A biogas plant concept from Weltec Biopower

Europe Versus Renewable Energy?

Tildy Bayar, Contributor June 11, 2015 Wednesday morning’s 'Regulation and the Marketplace' panel discussion at POWER-GEN Europe in Amsterdam got off to a lively start with a presentation from Randy Mott, president of Polish biogas- and geothermal-bas...

Elon Musk Says Utilities Shouldn’t Fear His Battery Systems

Mark Chediak and Dana Hull, Bloomberg June 8, 2015

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc., told electric utility owners they shouldn’t fear that his battery systems will put them out of business -- instead, they should buy them.

 

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Advanced Microgrid to Buy Tesla Batteries for Storage Projects

Justin Doom, Bloomberg June 8, 2015 Advanced Microgrid Solutions, a provider of energy-storage systems, agreed to buy as much as 500 megawatt-hours of battery capacity from Tesla Motors Inc.

RESOURCES

Electrical Energy Storage to Make Wind and Solar PV Resources Disptatchable

The transitioning to a lower carbon emissions path in most regions of the world has dri...

Free Lecture: Finance 101 For Renewable Energy Professionals

Take this free course to gain a basic and deeper understanding of how to evaluate and c...

Free Lecture: What Business Are Elective Utilities In? Opportunities fro...

The traditional mission of an electric utility – providing affordable, reliable, resili...

Free Lecture: Photovoltaic Project Development Using RETScreen 4

This is a free opportunity for you to use RETScreen to model a solar PV project from st...

PRODUCTS

SUNRNR Portable Renewable Energy Solar Generator System

A SUNRNR "Sun Runner" energy system combines a main SUNRNR unit for energy storage and ...

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Renewables - Distance Learning D...

The Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin and the Renewables Academy (RENAC) join...

HRW - Hydro Review Worldwide

HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazine covers all aspects of hydropower, including operati...

Hydro Glossary

If you have employees new to hydro, or if you're looking for a handy reference to hydro...

REPORTS

2014 Annual and Q4 Smart Grid, Battery/Storage and Efficiency Fundi...

Mercom Capital Group’s Annual and Q4 Smart Grid, Battery/Storage and Efficiency Funding...

Wind Q1 2014 Funding and M&A Report

Mercom Capital Group’s Wind Funding and M&A Reports are comprehensive hig...

Wind Q2 2014 Funding and M&A Report

Mercom Capital Group’s Wind Funding and M&A Reports are comprehensive hig...

WEBCASTS

Doing Business in South Africa – in partnership with GWEC, the Glob...

Wind Energy in South Africa has been expanding dramatically, growing from 10 MW install...

Solar + Storage: Capturing Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges

The convergence of solar and energy storage applications is under way. The combined app...

Storage Enters the Global Stage: What’s the value proposition for ...

For electricity storage, the events of the last two years have shown that the skepticis...

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The concept of adding batteries alongside a utility customer’s sol...

A Baseball Cap, the #ElonEffect, and the Power of a Personal Solar ...

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Elon Effect in relation to Tesla...

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