Vehicle to grid

Highland Electric Transportation has partnered with a Massachusetts city to provide electric school buses without the upfront costs or maintenance hassles. A Massachusetts company that aims to transform the electric school bus market has rolled out its first vehicle as part of the city of Beverly’s plan to convert its entire fleet to electric power. ...
Hydropower

The City of Hillsboro, Energy Trust of Oregon, Portland General Electric (PGE) and InPipe Energy jointly announced the completion of the Hillsboro In-Pipe Hydroelectric Project – the first renewable energy project featuring the In-PRV system. In-PRV is a smart water and micro-hydro system that generates electricity by harvesting excess pressure from a city water pipeline,...
Infrastructure

As electric vehicles (EVs) enter the market and sales continue nationwide, the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSCSC) has approved two Duke Energy electric transportation pilot programs that will allow South Carolina to join other states in deploying EV infrastructure to meet the needs of this growing market. Duke Energy will install, own and...
Community Solar

New York’s first community solar-storage installation is a venture involving approximately 150 households. The community project is comprised of 557kW of rooftop solar paired with 490kW four-hour Tesla Powerpack lithium-ion battery storage. It is expected to provide the participants with approximately 10% savings on their monthly electricity bills over 25 years, as well as provide...
Storage

‘Zero-percenter’ utilities show significant gaps between their stated goals and the required actions to achieve full decarbonization by 2050. “The math simply doesn’t yet add up,” says Deloitte in a review of the actions being taken by 22 United States utilities – ‘zero-percenter utilities – that have announced net zero or carbon free electricity goals....
Vehicle to grid

Yesterday, Sept. 22, Elon Musk presented a new battery design for electric vehicle (EV) giant, Tesla, during the company’s long-awaited event “Tesla Battery Day.” The presentation began with the introduction of a new 4680 cylindrical cell design, also known as “tabless” batteries. This design will allow for five times the energy, six times the power...
Energy Efficiency

Regenerative agriculture is a practice through which participants not only work to protect our natural resources, but they also work to restore land, so it is more like what it was like before we started large-scale development on it.   Walmart is embracing the concept. Today the company announced it is doubling down on addressing...
Solar

The state jumped up 12 spots and into the top 10 nationally for solar capacity installed among K-12 schools.  California is still the runaway valedictorian of solar-powered K-12 schools nationwide, but a recent renewable energy policy evolution in Virginia has propelled the state to head-of-the-class status. Since 2017, Virginia schools leapfrogged an impressive 12 spots...