Key themes and takeaways from the 2017 Distributech conference
The recently published Department of Energy 2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report shows that clean electricity jobs are no doubt the engine that drives America's electric energy economy, outstripping the number of paychecks provided by the fossil fuel industry by at least five to one.
Smart meter deployments are the most common smart grid (or smart utility) activity. Utilities are also adding sensors into their networks to better understand operating conditions.
Developing, scaling and manufacturing new energy storage technologies is a costly and challenging process. That pathway has been made simpler and more straight-forward, thanks to a fast- growing "Energy Sector" located at Kodak's Eastman Business Park, Rochester, NY.
Ultimately, useable large-scale renewables require useable large-scale storage. Highview has developed Liquid Air Energy Storage as a cost effective solution to high-power, long-duration storage that is geographically locatable to where it is needed, and cost-competitive.
The two new tools, a Request for Proposal (RFP) template and a Term Sheet template, aim to bring standardization to the corporate market for offsite renewables, and to serve as a starting point for companies still learning about the ins-and-outs of the transaction process.
Unlike most rooftop systems, the 37kW array has been installed on the side of the building - a "solar wall" that will optimize the facility's clean energy production and save money for critical community healthcare services.
China's National Energy Administration (NEA) announced plans recently to spend more than $360 billion dollars on renewable energy by 2020.
Similar to the S&P 500 Index, the Solar Stock Index is a market cap weighted composite index.
Devon's first Tesla Powerwall reduces amount of electricity Mike and Jan buy from their energy company by 86%
The president-elect has shown a willingness to alter his views in response to new information. As these charts show, clean energy can help him keep his promises.
The growth in solar has been driven by state-level incentives and steep price declines in building projects. These two drivers are probably not going to stop any time soon.
A single solar system that will collect both thermal and electrical energy utilizing the same valuable and generally scarce south-facing roof.
The good news is that the clean energy genie is out of the bottle for good. Markets must reflect the new reality of low-cost clean energy and clean energy policy preferences.
Developing a successful business model that could deliver off-grid power will require addressing challenges unique to the population, an Oregon State University researcher concluded in a study published recently in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.
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Soiling of the panel glass is one of the major problems in the rapidly expanding solar energy market, with the attendant loss of efficiency and reduction in performance ratios. Now, there's a new, simple and very cost-effective alternative. Based on Kipp & Zonen's unique Optical Soiling Measurement (OSM) technology, DustIQ can be easily added to new or existing solar arrays and integrated into plant management systems. The unit is mounted to the frame of a PV panel and does not need sunlight to operate. It continuously measures the transmission loss through glass caused by soiling, so that the reduction in light reaching the solar cells can be calculated.