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Will future fuel shortages and cyberattacks leave homeowners powerless?

Recently a ransomware attack shut down the Colonial Pipeline, which delivers 45% of fuel to the Eastern Seaboard. This time the temporary crisis mainly affected transportation.  But what if an attack like this happens...

Solar + storage powered microgrid will enable Bad River Tribe to meet sustainability goals

Each facility will operate as an individual microgrid that will remain interactive with the utility and integrate with existing reciprocating generators as lower priority resources.

Hawaiian Electric needs to ramp up rooftop solar, seeks customer input

Release of the CER strategy follows a year of consultation and cooperation with the rooftop solar industry

Catalyst Partners makes its HQ a living demo for sustainable buildings

Allen Austin, ABB Catalyst President Keith Winn is one of the founding members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It’s not surprising, then, that his company helps clients to meet the requirements of LEED...

MISO capacity price fizzles, but opportunities for standalone storage lie with utility resource plans

MISO planning resource auction prices for the 2021 planning year did not live up to their expectations from 2020 auction results. In the 2020 auction, the Michigan zone cleared at a cost of new...

Hosting capacity analysis could simplify grid interconnection for distributed energy resources

While hosting capacity analysis can be valuable as a data point, it could be an even better tool for distributed solar adoption.

Mississippi Power building 1.5-MW solar, 5-MWh energy storage combo site

State utility regulators have approved plans by Mississippi Power to develop and build its first-ever stand-alone solar energy and battery storage system. The Mississippi Public Service Commission signed off on the utility’s project to construct...

New report sheds light on residential solar adoption in terms of access and equity

Solar-adopter incomes presently skew high in all states, but, as with the national trends, that skew has diminished over time in most states. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released a report last week that highlights income,...

New survey shows solar installer confidence increased 60% in 2020

Installers expressed more confidence in the industry than in any previous Installer Survey, with just 18% of installers saying COVID-19 decreased their confidence.
School Buses Lined Up

10 things bus fleets need in order to electrify (Part 1 of 2)

by Alison Wiley “I don’t understand this contract at all,” a Transportation Director of a medium-sized school district recently told me. Thad (not his real name) had been running buses for decades, almost all diesels, like...