Energy Efficiency

The International Energy Agency has unveiled a global COVID-19 recovery plan for the global energy sector which outlines a three-year series of actions designed to revitalize economies, boost employment and make energy systems cleaner and more resilient. At a live-streamed press briefing, IEA executive director Dr Fatih Birol said: “Our numbers show that there has...
Storage

No doubt, distributed energy resources (DER) are here to stay. The shift from stationary power to distributed generation is forcing the energy industry to come up with new methods to measure the value of DER. People generally refer to the “stacked” benefits of DER because there are multiple different benefits — to different entities —...
Storage

Our nation’s transition to a renewables-based energy future continues to gain momentum, despite the challenging times we face. Now more than ever, innovative policy frameworks are important drivers to accelerate our clean energy future with no compromise on how we use energy. While we can agree that Renewable Portfolio Standards encourage adoption of clean, renewable...
Solar

This week, Amazon and Global Optimism announced that digital service and consulting company, Infosys, signed The Climate Pledge, making a commitment to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early. The pledge calls on new signatories to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040, whereas Paris Accord’s goal is 2050. Signatories agree to: Measure...
Storage

100% renewable power is more possible, practical and affordable than ever Many of us will agree that the rising number of local and state governments declaring mandatory targets for 100 percent reduction for electric utilities is a good thing. To date, 11 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, hundreds of cities and a growing...
Grid Scale

8minute Solar Energy (8minute) announced this week that it has executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Monterey Bay Community Power Authority (MBCP) and Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) for the 250-megawatt (250 MWdc / 200 MWac) Aratina Solar Center that includes 150 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy storage. The Aratina Solar Center is being built...
Storage

Texas-based solar and energy storage independent power producer (IPP), Broad Reach Power, announced this week the development of 15 utility-scale battery storage plant sites near Houston and Odessa, by the end of 2020. Broad Reach is backed by traditional oil and gas private equity company EnCap, along with Yorktown Partners, and Mercuria Energy. Six of...