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Microgrid lab opens at University of Central Florida

Microgrid lab opens at University of Central Florida

A microgrid control lab opened at the University of Central Florida on Tuesday, the product of a partnership between Florida Power & Light and GE Digital to simulate a modern grid control room and accelerate research.
Demand-side emission reduction key to meeting decarbonization goals, report says

Demand-side emission reduction key to meeting decarbonization goals, report says

New study from Brattle Group and Oracle shows utility customer action can be twice as impactful as current clean energy supply policies in reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Working Smarter, Not Harder: How Companies Are Setting New Energy Goals

Working Smarter, Not Harder: How Companies Are Setting New Energy Goals

It’s no secret that companies use goals to push their businesses in a positive direction. Whether it’s about creating more value or reducing impacts, goals provide focus, direction, and a sense of urgency.
Grading Net Metering and Interconnection in the U.S.

Grading Net Metering and Interconnection in the U.S.

The Network for New Energy Choices (NNEC) has released the 2007 version of its "Freeing the Grid" report, which looks at the best and worst net metering laws and interconnection standards around the U.S.
Howard Dean for Renewable Energy

Howard Dean for Renewable Energy

August 1, 2003[SolarAccess.com]Former Governor of Vermont, Howard Dean outlined his vision for the environment. Among other strategies, Dean’s goal will focus on establishing an Environmentally Sound Energy Policy. Dean’s energy policy will focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Dean said that to encourage renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power, he supports requiring that 20 percent of […]
Cheaper Rooftop PV Gets Millions From California

Cheaper Rooftop PV Gets Millions From California

The California Energy Commission will contribute US$1.5 million over three years to develop an inexpensive and easily installed building-integrated photovoltaic system that can be applied to a variety of roof decks.
Vilsack, LaHood Sign “Farm to Fly” Biofuel Agreement

Vilsack, LaHood Sign “Farm to Fly” Biofuel Agreement

In Washington DC, at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is extending for five years its agreement to work with the Federal Aviation Administration and other partners to help develop a viable biofuel for the aviation industry.
DOE Selects Two Biofuel Development Projects for Funding

DOE Selects Two Biofuel Development Projects for Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Aug. 27 selected two new projects to receive up to $4 million to develop next-generation biofuels that will help reduce the cost of producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuels from biomass.
SolarCity Gets US $21.5M Led by Mayfield Fund

SolarCity Gets US $21.5M Led by Mayfield Fund

SolarCity announced a new, US $21.5 million round of private financing. The round was led by Mayfield Fund and supported by additional investments from existing SolarCity investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, DBL Investors and Generation Capital. The new funding will accelerate SolarCity's growth and expansion to new markets.
The SunShot Program: Will the Investment Pay Off for the U.S.?

The SunShot Program: Will the Investment Pay Off for the U.S.?

I have mixed emotions about the Department of Energy’s SunShot program, which will re-direct the department’s funding toward support of promising new technologies with the aim of achieving cost-parity in utility-scale power generation by 2020. The program, designed to fund companies that will help bring the installed cost of solar down 75%, was announced last week. On the one hand […]