Opinion & Commentary

Transportation accounts for nearly 70 percent of U.S. oil consumption and 28 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, making it a prime target for technological improvements that can reduce emissions and combat climate change. Electrification of the transportation sector represents one of the highest impact strategies to help achieve that goal. Demand is rapidly...
Microgrids

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) announced awardees of the first Resilient Maryland program. The pilot project aims to drive economic growth through innovative clean energy technology, enabling essential services, businesses and other organizations to resist power disruptions and outages. The total of 14 grant applications was awarded $1.05 million in funding. Energy resiliency has taken...
Microgrids

The immediate effect of global lockdowns has given the world a rare glimpse into a carbon-free future. Cleaner skies have been seen for the first time, from Los Angeles to New Delhi, and demonstrate the environmental improvements of reduced carbon emissions on a global scale. But what these temporarily cleaner skies have also exposed is...
Solar

As the human tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, global restrictions to stop the spread of the virus — including stay-at-home orders, business closures and travel prohibitions — may contribute to the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The virus has already made an indelible impact on the energy sector: Global energy use is predicted to fall...
Storage

A quarter of energy storage companies expect to reduce their workforces due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, while more than half are anticipating a loss in revenues, according to a new survey from the U.S. Energy Storage Association. The ESA study queried 101 representatives from the sector. Most of the companies plan and...
Storage

The total energy storage market is expected to grow to $546 billion in annual revenue by 2035, according to a report released by Lux Research. The report, “Global Energy Storage Market 2019,” estimates that the three main drivers of energy storage – mobility applications, electronic devices, and stationary storage – will reach an annual combined...