The first quarter of 2019 saw renewable resources claim a majority share of new power generation for the second quarter in a row and for eight of the past 12 quarters. This trend provides a hopeful outlook for the future of clean energy this year, thanks to steady growth from small-scale residential and commercial solar...
From Florida to Nevada to California, big battery projects have been making headlines lately. But a more groundbreaking movement has received far less media attention – hundreds, in some cases thousands, of small distributed solar and battery systems working together to tackle power plant-sized problems.
How does a small city in southeastern Iowa plan to achieve energy independence and join the more than 100 cities across the country that are working toward ambitious goals to generate their electricity from renewable resources?
South African state energy provider Eskom has been the subject of much criticism in the past couple of years due to accusations of corruption and mismanagement which have led to the country undergoing extended periods of load shedding. Load shedding is conducted through a series of planned power outages to help maintain the state infrastructure which is struggling under the demand for energy expected of it.
The legislative session is over and the bill was tabled, so New Mexico will be better known for its Energy Transition Act (and its liabilities) for now. But the community solar language that passed the state House in February could set a new standard for community solar program design.
Over the past two years it has become clear that the electrification of the global passenger automotive market is underway. I have been closely monitoring trends throughout the transportation industry during this period, including market activity related to heavy-duty mass transit and yellow school buses, refuse trucks and other urban trucks, material handling vehicles, and various marine applications.
Can an island economy overcome hurricane devastation to seize the opportunity for energy democracy?
As clean energy advocates urge retirement of fossil fuel power plants, securitization has become a billion-dollar word with huge implications for who will pay for and who will own the clean energy future.
Opponents of the order had sought to add an opt-out for states, but Commissioners argued that doing so would create a regulatory patchwork quilt, with energy storage eligible to participate in markets in some states but not others. This, Commissioners said, would have perpetuated barriers to competition.
Southeastern utilities have made headlines recently with plans to incorporate battery storage at solar installations across their service territories (see Florida Power & Light and Duke Energy). It turns out that the communities they serve could greatly benefit from installing solar+storage as well.