More cities, states, and even utilities are pledging to shift to all renewable energy. But experts say the nation’s power grid needs a lot of changes to make that happen.
If we electrify vehicles and buildings, we use more electricity, which is hopefully renewable and close by (reduced transmission and distribution infrastructure). Currently, most utilities in the U.S. are summer peaking, but when we electrify buildings in heating climates, they will become winter peaking.
The influences driving solar carports pv magazine, March 15, 2019 Our man Charles Thurston hosted a solar carport Q&A with Borrego Solar as part of his research into the topic for this month’s edition of pv magazine. Here are a few extra insights that came in after the presses rolled. Trevor Dawson, an industrial engineer asks: What […]
Avista and the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory announced they will enter an agreement to strengthen and expand their partnership at the frontiers of grid modernization.
Written by Emma Foehringer Merchant, greentechmedia.com, January 04, 2019 Hawaiian Electric Announces ‘Mind-Blowing’ Solar-Plus-Storage Contracts “It’s hard to overstate the scale of this announcement.” This week Hawaiian Electric Company sent seven new solar-plus-storage contracts to state regulators. Six come in at record-low prices for the state, under 10 cents per kilowatt-hour. The projects, which now […]
Written by Ryan Pollin, ERS for Zondits, December 13, 2018 The City of Watertown, Massachusetts, has become the first municipality in New England to mandate that all commercial new construction buildings be designed with solar PV. The decision was made by unanimous approval from the town council. The ordinance will also affect retrofits of buildings […]
This article was written for NYSERDA’s Energy Storage Program to help building operators and owners understand the value of energy storage and to provide technical assistance to implement these projects in New York. For more information visit the NYSERDA Energy Storage Portal. Written by Gita Subramony, ERS for Zondits, December 6, 2018 Earlier this year, the […]
Electrifying the Transportation Sector in the Northwest Written by Carol Winkel, nwcouncil.org, December 3, 2018 At its October meeting, Council members heard from representatives from Link Transit and Chelan PUD on their efforts to electrify transportation in the Northwest. Although demand for electricity from the transportation sector is currently limited in the region, growing sales of electric […]