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Not all storage solutions are created equal

Not all storage solutions are created equal

Understanding the different methods of energy storage allows us to glimpse the shape of our future energy system. Hans Maghon of Siemens Energy explains.
Dominion explains $10B price tag for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project

Dominion explains $10B price tag for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project

Dominion Energy CEO Bob Blue told investors last week that the projected levelized cost of energy for the project is now $87 per megawatt-hour, within the $80-90 range that was initially outlined but still resulting in an overall cost increase of $2 billion.
The Smart Grid Explained

The Smart Grid Explained

The Smart Grid is an intriguing but elusive concept. What exactly do we mean when we talk about the intelligent grid? And where does renewable energy fit into the mix? In this podcast, we'll explore the technological and conceptual basics of the evolving grid.
Des Moines, Iowa commits to 24/7 clean electricity

Des Moines, Iowa commits to 24/7 clean electricity

The Des Moines City Council unanimously passed a resolution for 100% clean electricity by 2035.
Concentrating solar technologies explained

Concentrating solar technologies explained

What are the different types of concentrating solar energy technologies, what are their pros and cons, and in what regions are they best applied? An expert answers a reader question.
Concentrating Solar Energy Technologies Explained

Concentrating Solar Energy Technologies Explained

What are the different types of concentrating solar energy technologies? Why are they limited to the southwestern United States? -- Bertha Z., Berea, KY
Symposia on Renewables to be Offered to School Officials

Symposia on Renewables to be Offered to School Officials

An organization in Massachusetts wants to hold workshops to explain the benefits of renewable energy to school officials in the state.
Free guide explains latest changes to heat network regulations

Free guide explains latest changes to heat network regulations

Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy has published a guide to the latest legislative changes affecting the UK's communal energy and district heating schemes and what they mean for heat suppliers. Important updates to the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 have been revealed by the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).  Simon Trevenna, UK Implementation Manager (Heat) at the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), announced the key regulatory changes at a recent heat seminar hosted by Switch2 and Winckworth Sherwood.  He told the audience that although the regulations stemmed from the EU Energy Efficiency directive, that the UK remained committed to carbon reduction and energy efficiency, irrespective of Brexit. In its detailed guide, Switch2 explains these latest regulatory changes and what heat suppliers, such as landlords and developers, need to do to comply with the legislation to avoid criminal and civic penalties. The legislation covers every community and district heating system across the country and forms a cornerstone of a ten-year international initiative to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions and increase efficiency. The major regulatory change is that the duty to fit final customer meters to existing un-metered buildings has been delayed.  The feasibility tool, that is intended to indicate the viability of retrofitting meters to existing district heating schemes, is expected to be launched  in 2017, with the deadline for retrofitting final customer meters being extended to the end of 2017, or 2018. However, it remains compulsory for new build projects and most buildings undergoing major refurbishment  to fit final customer meters. It is also mandatory for all heat networks to install point of entry meters, which record the amount of heat delivered into the building. The legislation also rules that heat customers must be billed using actual meter readings, rather than estimates, at least one a year, and that billing information must be transparent and informative. There are also recurring duties for heat suppliers to update the registration of the heat network every four years. Ian Allan, Head of R&D at Switch2, said: "The only parts of the regulation that are on hold are the feasibility tool and the retrofit of final meters. It is, however, expected that all heat networks will need to be fully metered over time. All other deadlines and requirements still stand and BEIS has indicated that it will strongly enforce the regulation." He continued: "Considering that there are already an estimated 1,750 heat networks in the UK and it is predicted that 43% of UK heat demand could be supplied in this way by 2050, it is very important that developers and landlords do everything possible to decarbonise heat supplies. Smart metering strategies are key to improving energy efficiency, as well as fair and transparent billing." Download the 'Detailed Guide to the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014' Further information: www.switch2.co.uk
Listen Up: SEIA Explains New Tariffs on Chinese Solar Products

Listen Up: SEIA Explains New Tariffs on Chinese Solar Products

Earlier this month, the U.S. Commerce Department announced new tariffs on solar products from China, including both solar panels and solar cells. Another upcoming case may result in tariffs on Taiwanese solar products. There are two things we can be sure of related to these tariffs. First, these tariffs will cause the prices of Chinese and Taiwanese solar panels shipped to the U.S. to increase. Second, these tariffs will make it more attractive to manufacture solar products in the U.S.
Education Needed to Explain Potential of Distributed Generation

Education Needed to Explain Potential of Distributed Generation

Education is a major requirement before distributed generation technologies can penetrate the market, according to a study of organizations that have implemented DG in the United States.