Opinion & Commentary

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Accelerating energy transition by forming virtual power plants on blockchain

Recent trends in DER have provided the opportunity to form virtual power plants (VPPs) to aggregate and coordinate behind the meter resources across the network to exploit their flexibility

UK puts its money where its mouth is with December renewables auction

More good news from the UK this month as the Government announced a new package of £265m to support green energy projects. The money will be channeled via the Contracts for Difference auction series, an incentive scheme launched just under a decade ago.

Colorado law creates transparency at rural electric co-ops

Co-ops don’t just want affordable, clean energy. They want to provide input and support their communities.

Utility-scale solar PV pushes into higher AC voltages

The evolution of high-efficiency solar photovoltaic (PV) string inverters is driving a shift toward higher AC voltages in utility scale solar applications.

How to ‘build back better’ energy markets for higher penetration of renewables

Competitive energy markets have proven their worth even with voluntary utility participation. It is time to make energy markets mandatory.

Seeking solar power for all Puerto Rican homes

Residents of Puerto Rico are ready for energy democracy. Specifically, a resilient, renewable electricity system with equitably shared benefits.

Key steps for wind turbine power performance testing

Running power performance tests (PPTs) on operational assets is a highly complex task that requires a significant amount of experience. 
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Biden’s proposed increase in solar power would remake the US electricity system

President Joe Biden has called for major clean energy investments as a way to curb climate change and generate jobs.

The true cost of climate change inaction

We are drastically underestimating the social cost of carbon – the total social and environmental damage that will result per ton of carbon dioxide emitted.

World EV Day: Why fleets might go electric before you do

While consumer vehicles take up most of the headlines, the electrification of fleet vehicles is poised to take EVs to the next level.