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Boise State Researches the Uses of Renewable Energy in College Dorm

Boise State Researches the Uses of Renewable Energy in College Dorm

Boise State researches energy efficient living in Driscoll Hall The Arbiter, August 22, 2017 With the new Honors and Sawtooth Hall in place and opening its doors to students, Driscoll Hall—the former Honors College dorm– is becoming a home for a new kind of living. John Gardner, director of the Energy Efficiency Research Institute and

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The Eclipse: A Test for Solar Power Generation

Solar Power Dipped Along Great American Solar Eclipse Path SPACE, August 24, 2017 As the solar eclipse moved from coast to coast, solar-energy generation dropped. The map shows the hottest zones — in dark orange — fading to nothingness as the moon covers the sun overhead, and then slowly coming back as the eclipse concludes. The

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Much-Hyped Eclipse Kinder to Grid than Expected

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits Whether last Monday’s solar eclipse lived up to the surrounding hype is a matter of widely varying opinion, but it clearly fell short in terms of predicted power demand. Grid operators and utility spokespeople expected increased electricity demand to fill the gap left by the temporary lack of the sun

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The History of Electric Meters and Net Metering

Jesse Remillard, ERS, for Zondits A recent episode on the 99% Invisible podcast investigates how electric meters work and the origins of net metering, as well as the future of electricity markets. The 99% Invisible podcast is all about the things that largely go unnoticed but are essential to the modern world we live in.

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Con Edison’s SmartCharge Program Rewards EV Owners

An electric utility will pay EV owners 5 cent per kWh of charging during off-peak hours Electrek, April 17, 2017 We previously reported on several reward programs for electric vehicles owners charging during off-peak hours, like BMW’s program in California and the Netherlands is trying to make it a nationwide standard for EVs, but now we

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NY Prize Stage 2 Winner Includes Waste-to-Energy Generation

Syracuse Microgrid Forecasts Positive Return Leveraging Waste-to-Energy Microgrid Knowledge, April 11, 2017 The Syracuse microgrid, one of 11 NY Prize Stage 2 winners, is forecasting a strong financial return using waste-to-energy generation that eases pressure on local landfills. Led by the Central NY Regional Planning and Development Board (CNYRPDB), the project is the only Stage

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A Zondits Interview: Bosch’s DC Microgrid Platform

Microgrids are a hot topic across the energy industry. New and innovative technologies are advancing energy resiliency. Zondits spoke with Andrew Yip, Director of Business Development for Bosch, to learn more about their DC Microgrid platform and how this technology is redefining energy generation.  What differentiates a DC microgrid from an AC microgrid? Today’s building loads are operated by power


What is a Microgrid?

How the World Defines Microgrids and Why You are Confused Microgrid Knowledge, January 30, 2017 Microgrid, mini-grid, picogrid… All this tiny terminology can add up to some big confusion. Even the industry itself defines microgrids in different ways. Microgrids, mini-grids and picogrids have some things in common: they are all locally generated, locally distributed sources of clean energy. Is