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Minneapolis battery pilot will test vision for sharing solar power with neighbors

Minneapolis battery pilot will test vision for sharing solar power with neighbors

Four batteries are being installed at a North Minneapolis green jobs training center in one of the country’s first “virtual power plant” pilot projects. Each battery will simulate a household buying and selling power with neighbors.
Are bifacial solar PV modules worth the extra cost?

Are bifacial solar PV modules worth the extra cost?

The promise of bifacial solar PV's higher energy yield comes at a higher cost.
Faraday Future’s ultra-luxury EV completes 2,270 mi test

Faraday Future’s ultra-luxury EV completes 2,270 mi test

The test along the historic U.S. Route 66 gathered data from real-world conditions and user behaviors, stretching from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California.
Cool comfort

Cool comfort

Local inventor’s fan taps solar energy for maximum efficiency. – As a home remodeler that specialized in roofing, Bill Keith never dreamed he would sell his business to market a product of his own.
In Wisconsin, conservatives make the case for third-party community solar

In Wisconsin, conservatives make the case for third-party community solar

A conservative-led alliance of farming, construction, and clean energy groups is pushing new legislation in Wisconsin meant to create competition and accelerate the development of subscriber-backed community solar projects.
Solar Cooling: Proving the Paradox

Solar Cooling: Proving the Paradox

There is a myth that we must lower our standard of living in order to avoid the effects of climate change but the reality is that alternative solutions do not sacrifice comfort.
Awards for National Energy Laboratory

Awards for National Energy Laboratory

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was honored with three regional awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer. Two of the awards were for Notable Technology Development in NREL's Thermal Comfort, and for the Advanced Vehicles and Fuels project.
Renewables a key tool in the fight against Covid19

Renewables a key tool in the fight against Covid19

Bloomberg reported this week that over 2.66 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have now been administered across the globe, with the bulk of those doses received in Western nations. Most people reading this will have lined up at their local leisure centre, school or sports club at some point over the last couple of months to get their vaccination without […]
Habit-learning Device Could Reduce Energy Bills

Habit-learning Device Could Reduce Energy Bills

Smart control units that learn householders' energy habits and provide immediate feedback on consumption could give home energy savings of up to 20% without compromising comfort.
Sparking Grid Savings at Home Report: Part 2 – Deepening of Peak Energy Reduction in Homes

Sparking Grid Savings at Home Report: Part 2 – Deepening of Peak Energy Reduction in Homes

While most programs so far have targeted home comfort (central air conditioning or electric water heating), there are other sources of electricity consumption that remain untouched.