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The Role of Energy Storage in the Rise in Renewables

The Role of Energy Storage in the Rise in Renewables

How Batteries Could Revolutionize Renewable Energy Time, May 1, 2017 All over California, there’s evidence of the state’s goal to lead the country in renewable energy. Enormous farms of shiny solar panels have popped up across southern California, and gigantic wind turbines dot the landscape outside nearly all the major cities. There are less flashy—and

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New York Approves Integrating More DER Into the Grid

New York Public Service Commission scraps net metering and approves new rates structure to value DER PV Tech, March 10, 2017 The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved a new rate structure for distributed energy resources (DER) that is set to more accurately value and compensate for solar, while also boosting energy storage

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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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New Solar System Follows the Sun… and Looks Pretty Doing It

Katie Robinson, ERS, for Zondits Despite the growing solar panel installation rates throughout the country, there are still many factors holding homeowners back from installing solar rooftop panels. Some fear that their roof doesn’t see enough sunlight or that inevitable roof repairs will be much more complicated (and costly) with solar panels sitting on top.

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Australian Town Seeks Stable Energy Transition, Instead Buys a Lemon

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits Coober Pedy is currently playing out a worst-case scenario for energy transition, and it behooves us all to understand what led them there. The South Australian mining town currently operates a very costly 3.9 MW diesel power plant to supply power to the region. After making the seemingly wise choice

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Two Cleantech Companies File for Chapter 11 in the Same Week

This Week in Batteries: Sifting Through Two Big Bankruptcies GTM², March 15, 2017 The past week was a tough one for cleantech. We had a double feature of bankruptcies — saltwater battery maker Aquion and top-five residential solar installer Sungevity. With so much destruction around us, it needs to be said: This doesn’t mean the whole sector is

DC Microgrid

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

Clean Energy Sector Hits the Big Time

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits The clean energy sector is fast becoming one of the USA’s big industries. Vox summarizes the findings of a recent Navigant study on global and national sector growth. The advanced energy industry is certainly growing globally, with $1.4 trillion in revenue last year. The report also shows that in 2016

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