Storage Opinion & Commentary

Carol Rosenfeld - July 23, 2014

Revenue Streams Are Key to Cost-Effective Energy Storage

Definitions could make or break the energy storage market, allowing it to capture multiple revenue streams and reduce costs. A panel at the New York Energy Week Roundtable on Storage...

Amory Lovins - July 22, 2014

How Opposite Energy Policies Turned The Fukushima Disaster Into A Loss For Japan And A Win For Germany

Japan thinks of itself as famously poor in energy, but this national identity rests on a semantic confusion. Japan is indeed poor in fossil fuels — but among all major industrial countries,...

Joseph McCabe - July 18, 2014

The Story Is Storage

Walking into the 2014 Intersolar North America San Francisco exhibit it became apparent there was a story embedded in the products and services displayed on the three different floors...

Tom Konrad - July 14, 2014

June Bloom: Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2014, Q2 Update

After two weak months, June brought a strong recovery to clean energy stocks and the market in general. The broad market benchmark IWM put on 7.2 percent, reversing its previous loss...

- July 10, 2014

Lithium or Vanadium: In Energy Storage, It’s No Contest

Energy storage is poised to transform the electricity industry. In the U.S. alone, energy storage will grow 6x, from 120 megawatts to over 720 megawatts by 2020. Globally, it will bring...

Mahesh Bhave - July 08, 2014

Microgrids Missing from the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative

Emerging economies, especially India, desperately need a novel, suitable electricity solution; alas, what exists is a hundred years old and unsuited for our times. This situation is...

Elliott Negin - June 30, 2014

Industry Complaints About the New EPA Carbon Pollution Rule? We've Heard It All Before

The argument industrial polluters and their friends in Congress are making against the new Environmental Protection Agency plan to curb power plant carbon emissions should sound familiar....

Sam Boykin - June 26, 2014

The US South’s New Clean Energy Hub

While Charlotte, N.C., is perhaps best known as a financial center, with big institutions like Bank of America and Wells Fargo dominating the skyline, the area is also a major energy...

Markus Elsaesser - June 18, 2014

Sitting at the Tip of the Iceberg: The Huge Potential of Energy Storage

The United States is at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to energy storage innovation. Although the sector has made strong advances in recent years, we are just at the beginning...

Listen Up: Home Solar Battery Storage Systems Are Coming

Before net metering, the only way to store daytime-produced solar energy was to use a battery storage system. These systems — generally composed of a bank of lead-acid batteries, a...

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