Storage

When you hear the term “Smartcoast,” chances are you think of the West Coast and Silicon Valley—West Michigan probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. In recent years, however, the Lake Michigan shoreline has become a hub for the lithium-ion battery technology found in electric cars, RVs and specialty vehicles. This success is...
Infrastructure

By Iain Rogers and Arne Delfs, Bloomberg Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government and German automakers agreed to increase cash incentives for electric cars, intensifying an effort to move away from the combustion engine and reduce harmful emissions. A so-called environment bonus will jump by 50% to as much as 6,000 euros ($6,680) per electric vehicle and the...
Solar

Displaying a mastery of California climate issues as he keynoted a major sustainability conference, VERGE 19, in Oakland, CA last week, a relaxed and smiling Governor Gavin Newsom extolled California’s climate leadership and vowed continued opposition to the Trump Administration. Dreams with Deadlines Now in his ninth month at the helm of the world’s fifth...
DER

Julia Hamm reflects on 20 years with SEPA and the ways in which the sector and organization have changed. When I started in 1999, SEPA wasn’t the Smart Electric Power Alliance: it was the Utility PhotoVoltaic Group (UPVG) before becoming the Solar Electric Power Association (version 1.0 of the SEPA acronym) in 2000. At the...
DER

DISTRIBUTECH International, the event that showcases the future of energy delivery, is proud to announce three strategic partnerships with leading solar industry stakeholders. Each organization will enhance the event, which takes place January 27-30, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas, by bringing more solar content, exhibitors and networking to the show. Utilities flock to DISTRIBUTECH International...
Blogs

As global populations continue to leave rural settings to flock to metropolitan centers, it has become increasingly clear that urban planners must focus on the development of sustainable communities, including the use of energy-efficient, clean energy technologies and zero-emission transportation. One of the primary goals being put in place by cities around the world is the reduction of emissions in heavily populated urban areas. It is not feasible to continue to develop mega-cities without the development of a sustainability roadmap.