Archive for smart-grid

National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid

Posted by Amanda Fava on July 25, 2017

The National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid focuses on the business and policy facets of demand response and provides roundtable discussions regarding trends and various business developments within the industry. Demand response experts engage in a professional [Read More]

New York City Surpasses 100 MW Solar Generation Milestone

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2017

New York City residents and businesses are using the power of the sun to generate more than 100 MW of clean, renewable power, according to utility Con Edison. The company says its customers in the city have completed 9,700 projects [Read More]

Oregon Solar Incentive Program Selects Winning Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2017

Business Oregon, a state economic development agency, has approved 15 utility-scale solar energy projects to enroll in the new Solar Development Incentive program. Created in the 2016 Oregon legislative session, the program encourages development of 2 MW to 10 MW [Read More]

Solar Provider Sungevity Files For Bankruptcy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2017

The decision comes shortly after Sungevity lost a deal to become a public company and raise much-needed capital.

Coalition Calls On Congress To Expand U.S. Electrical Infrastructure

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2017

A coalition of groups representing a broad spectrum of U.S. manufacturing, construction, energy and environmental workers is calling on Congress to streamline the expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure, as well as include electric transmission provisions in any proposed infrastructure legislation. [Read More]

Wanted: Solar Power For Colorado Electric Co-ops

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2017

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to develop 16.75 MW of community-scale solar generation on behalf of six rural electric cooperatives based in eastern Colorado. The participating electric cooperatives are the Highline Electric Association; K.C. [Read More]

Solar’s Global Rise Means ‘Intense Growth Phase’ For MLPE Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 13, 2017

The module-level power electronics (MLPE) industry is witnessing an intense growth phase, with the market expected to grow from $648.7 million in 2016 to $1.16 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.4%, according to a [Read More]

Study: Li-ion Maintains Cost Advantage For Stationary Energy Storage

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 10, 2017

Providing stationary energy storage is vital to the stability of the power grid as renewables grow and demand rises, but cost has been a challenge. A new analysis from Lux Research says that lithium-ion batteries will dominate the stationary energy [Read More]

West Coast Utility Regulators Reaffirm Clean Energy Commitment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 10, 2017

This week, utility regulators from the West Coast reaffirmed a commitment made in 2006 to support efforts to reduce carbon pollution and expand the development of low-carbon technologies in the energy industry. Chair David Danner of the Washington Utilities and [Read More]

America’s Electric Co-ops Are Going Big On Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2017

By the end of 2017, the total solar energy capacity of America’s electric cooperatives will be five times what it was two years ago, according to data released by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). This year, co-ops are [Read More]