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Forging Win-Win Solutions in the Evolving DER Integration Landscape

By Peter Asmus<p>The stars appear to have aligned for distributed energy resources (DER) to play an increasingly important role in providing energy …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Energy Blockchain

Andrew Burger 07/23/2017<p>Israel-based Solar DAO intends to offer $80 million worth of Ethereum-based, profit-sharing Solar DAO tokens and invest the …

Report: Distributed Solar Energy Can Strengthen California’s Aging Grid, Save $1.4 Billion Each Year

Transmission and distribution costs can now make up half of an electric bill as utilities struggle with aging infrastructure, an increased threat of …

The Investment Case for Mini-Grids and Off-Grids in Africa

Since the mid-1990s, external finance to Africa’s power sector has averaged only around US$600m per year of public assistance, plus a similar volume …

Off-grid

SolarCity and Tesla Package First Solar-Storage PPA To Deliver Solar Energy On Demand in Kaua'i

Solar energy, which is increasingly the cheapest source of electricity is now addressing its’ Achilles heel by combining batteries that can discharge …

New York's Solarize Campaign Harnessing Collective Buying Power For Shared Solar Gardens

Community solar’s hitting the ¨Big Time¨ in New York. Governor Andrew M. Cumo on February 19 announced 900 solar projects are in progress across 26 …

Solar Power

New Solar Panel Mount Could Be Gamechanger for Rural Electrification and Island Communities

A new solar panel mounting system by Pinpoint Solar could drastically reduce the cost of installing solar panels in much of the developing world. Not …

Solar Power

Sungevity To Employ Cyber-Secure Energy Monitoring and Management Software from CleanSpark

Commercial solar customers of Sungevity will now utilize cyber-secure energy monitoring and management software from microgrid company …

Customers

Microgrid Business Models Gain Traction In Kenya As Africa Leapfrogs Electric Grid

Kenya Microgrid Company SteamaCo Is Deploying Renewable Energy, Pay-As-You-Go Microgrids In Rural Africa<p>One of the most interesting aspects of …

Renewable Energy

Florida, Nevada Pull the Plug on Solar Energy

Political debates revolving around solar energy continue to spark and ignite fierce debates across the U.S., highlighting the high degree of flux in …

New York Town Looks To Create Pockets of Resilience Through NY Prize Program

Nearly 25 years after a historic ice storm paralyzed wide sections of western and northern New York, much of the state remains exposed to …

Renewable Energy

Obama Doubles Renewable Energy Funding

Barack Obama has announced this weekend that the budget for renewable energy funding will be doubling within five years in an attempt to commit to …

Renewable Energy

Why Low Energy Prices Rarely Reach Electric Consumers

Low Natural Gas Prices Would Be Comparable To The 2nd Biggest Stimulus Package Ever, Had They Benefited Electric Ratepayers<p>After peaking in 2008, the …

Natural Gas

How Solar Energy Helped After The Nepal Earthquake Response

With support from his global community of Climate Leaders, Phurpa began installing donated solar panels to survivors who were left without …

ROI-Based Inbound Marketing

Are You Publishing Enough Great Content?<p>According to PayPal founder <b>Peter Thiel</b>, content is the first place any business should invest. We connect …

NY Prize Feasibility Studies Under Way in 10 Communities

The NY Prize program is heating up in New York, as a variety of factors are putting pressure on and raising the risks and costs of producing, …

Energy

Will Desalination Undermine California's Renewable Energy Targets Or Be A Grid Resource?

Large, inflexible desalination plants could jeopardize California’s renewable energy targets and increase the cost of both water and energy. Better …

Free Microgrid eBook: Age Of The Microgrid

How solar panels, batteries, electric vehicles, and business model innovation will transform the energy system.

Solar Panels

Hawaiian Electric Launches $2.1MM Distributed Energy Storage Program

Integrating electricity produced by solar and wind energy systems on to power grids has quickly become a major cause for concern among U.S. …

Hawaii

Distributed energy resources can already balance themselves on a local microgrid

At ESNA 2015, UCSD’s Byron Washom described his ‘hallucinogenic dreams,’ where solar panels, batteries, electric vehicles, and other distributed …

Electric Vehicles

How Microgrids and Community Solar Gardens Will Join Forces

Community Solar Gardens, or CSGs are positioned to drive the next wave of growth for the solar industry. Until recently, investing in solar energy to …

Solar Power

The Microgrid Frontline Series - Tanzania

Habari gani!! Welcome to the Microgrid Frontline Series from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. My name is Ally Mwanja, together with my teammate Petro …

Working With Nature to Reach 100% Renewable Energy with Elemental Water Makers

EDITOR’S NOTE Let’s admit it, fossil fuels have made us lazy. What we used to accomplish with biomimicry and working with nature we now just burn …

Swimming Pools

Grid Will Not Survive Inevitable Geomagnetic Storm or EMP Attack

An EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, bringing down the entire electric grid sounds like science fiction, and you may have heard about it from your …

Cybersecurity

How The Developing World Is Reinventing The Grid

A Fresh Start<p>The way we interact with energy is fundamentally changing. The core business model of utilities is clashing with global efforts to …

Innovation