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Time-of-Use Rates Will Turn the Tables for Energy Storage
13 Oct 2017 at 9:26am
It is not always good to be first. Last June, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) was the first utility in California to hit its net-metering cap and move to Net Energy Metering 2.0 (NEM 2.0). Now, SDG&E will again be the first utility to start the shift to time-of-use (TOU) period, effective on Dec. 1, 2017.
How to Submit Comments on Perry?s Proposal for Grid Reliability
12 Oct 2017 at 5:59am
If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the process for approving Secretary Rick Perry?s proposed rule on grid reliability and resilience pricing, it?s important to get to know the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission?s (FERC) online system.
Stanford Team Takes Ambitious Car to the World Solar Challenge
11 Oct 2017 at 1:24pm
The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge has occurred every two years for three decades, is the oldest solar-powered car race, spanning more than 1,800 miles across the entire Outback from Darwin to Adelaide.
Can Storage Expand Wind's Share of the Energy Mix?
11 Oct 2017 at 12:48pm
Leading wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is looking toward energy storage solutions in a bid to improve wind power economics and grid integration.
This Is the Microsoft Deal That Will Boost Wind-Turbine Battery Tech
10 Oct 2017 at 9:44am
Microsoft Corp. yesterday said it is supporting a new project in Ireland that will be the first European wind farm to integrate batteries in each wind turbine.
Are Batteries Destined for Explosive Growth in the EU?
10 Oct 2017 at 9:27am
Investors seeking exponential growth may want to take a look at batteries, according to the European Union?s top energy official.
All PV Predictions Were Wrong
10 Oct 2017 at 8:29am
At the Intersolar Middle East Conference, which took place on September 26 and 27 in Dubai, 86 international speakers presented past, present and future solar PV market developments. A total of 408 attendees made the Intersolar conference in Dubai the biggest standalone PV conference in the region.
3@3 on Solar PV: The Solar Vortex, Renewables, and Puerto Rico
9 Oct 2017 at 11:10am
Today's topics include an examination of how two large and looming events in the U.S. power industry could seriously undermine the growth of renewables. Plus, how the industry is mobilizing to offer new hope to hurricane-damaged islands.
World Solar Challenge is an Amazing Adventure in Engineering
9 Oct 2017 at 9:41am
In its 30th year, the organizers of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge have made the journey even more challenging in 2017 by reducing the size of the solar array that powers the cars.
Will Solar, Storage Arrival In Puerto Rico Be a Breakthrough?
9 Oct 2017 at 8:12am
The U.S. solar industry is about to airlift rooftop solar panels and batteries to Puerto Rico, where more than 90 percent of homes and businesses remain without electricity after Hurricane Maria destroyed the grid. The first plane of supplies is set to leave this week.
Grid Resiliency is a Problem, But Stockpiling Coal isn?t the Answer
6 Oct 2017 at 1:42pm
The U.S. Department of Energy?s recently proposed rulemaking, which directs FERC to ?properly value? coal and nuclear power plants for their ability to be ?resilient? by having a 90-day pile of fuel onsite, totally misunderstands the problem of grid resiliency.
How To Shine In The Solar Village
6 Oct 2017 at 9:39am
At noon Eastern Standard Time today ? the second day of competition for the U.S. Department of Energy?s Solar Decathlon in Denver ? the Northwestern University team was sitting in first place, according to scores released on the competition website.
Project of the Year 2017 Finalists Announced
6 Oct 2017 at 3:00am
Fourteen outstanding power projects were selected from industry-nominated projects in five categories: Coal, Combined Heat & Power (CHP), Energy Storage, Natural Gas, and Renewables.
Trump Has a Plan to Save Coal and Hobble Clean Energy
5 Oct 2017 at 6:03am
President Donald Trump may soon have a chance to prove wrong the notion that economics will kill the U.S. coal industry and keep clean energy thriving.
How Catastrophic is Perry?s NOPR for Renewables?
3 Oct 2017 at 1:32pm
Rocky Mountain Institute?s Mark Dyson is an expert who studies grid resilience as part of RMI?s Electricity Innovation Lab. He offered his thoughts on what the NOPR means for renewable energy.