Archive for smart-grid – Page 5

Texas Co-op Develops Solar Monitoring Software

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 22, 2017

Texas-based Bandera Electric Cooperative (BEC) has developed Apolloware, a cloud-based software solution to help its commercial and residential members monitor solar and energy storage installations in real time. According to the co-op, its software allows the solar array owner to [Read More]

How A Team Blew The Lid Off The Arkansas Solar Market

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Written by K Kaufmann on May 19, 2017

Two electric cooperatives, one defense contractor, a solar developer – and a whole lot of other people who had never talked or thought much about renewable energy – completed a notable project last year.

With New Project Pipeline, PG&E Program Offers Customers Cheaper Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 19, 2017

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has announced the cost to participate in its 100% solar energy program has dropped by 30% for residential customers and by nearly 50% for some business customers. According to the utility, this significant cost [Read More]

Duke Energy Cuts Ribbon On Solar Project At Indiana Naval Base

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 19, 2017

On Thursday, Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch joined leaders from utility Duke Energy, the U.S. Department of the Navy (DON) and Naval Support Activity Crane at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the 17 MW solar power plant [Read More]

Mercedes-Benz Taps Vivint Solar For U.S. Rollout Of Home Batteries

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 18, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar have announced an exclusive strategic partnership to bring the Mercedes-Benz customizable home energy storage system to the U.S. residential solar market. Last November, Germany-based Mercedes-Benz and parent company Daimler AG established a new unit, Mercedes-Benz Energy [Read More]

Georgia Power To Build 139 MW Solar Project At Robins Air Force Base

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

Atlanta-based utility Georgia Power has announced plans to build a new 139 MW solar facility adjacent to Robins Air Force Base (AFB) in Warner Robins, Ga., just south of Macon. The project was approved Tuesday by the Georgia Public Service [Read More]

DTE Energy Plans To Slash Emissions 80% By 2050

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

As part of a new plan to reduce its carbon emissions by more than 80% by 2050, Detroit-based DTE Energy will incorporate “substantially more” renewable energy. The energy company says it will also transition its 24/7 power sources from coal [Read More]

Women Of Wind Energy Rebrands To Reflect Expansion Into Other Cleantech

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

After announcing plans to expand its scope beyond wind power last November, Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) has officially changed its name and become Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), pronounced “rise.” Founded in 2005, the group promotes [Read More]

Tesla, Vermont Utility Launch ‘First-Of-Its-Kind’ Energy Storage Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

Tesla has teamed up with Vermont utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) to launch what has been dubbed a “first-of-its-kind” energy storage aggregation program using Tesla’s battery solutions. In a blog post, Tesla says, “The next step in tapping the potential [Read More]

Wartsila Acquires Greensmith To Boost Energy Storage Capabilities

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

Wartsila, a global technology group and manufacturer in the marine and energy markets, has signed an agreement to acquire Greensmith Energy Management Systems Inc., a U.S.-based provider of energy storage technologies and software solutions, for an undisclosed amount. With approximately [Read More]