AWE Holds On to Uncertain Future After Losing Investor

This article was originally published on greentechmedia.com on Feb. 19, 2020. Google parent company Alphabet has dropped its support for Makani Power, the highest-profile airborne wind energy company, raising questions about the sector’s future. GTM confirmed that other airborne wind energy (AWE) hopefuls, such as Ampyx Power and Kitenergy, are pressing ahead with technology tests despite […]

Colorado Finds Sustainable Mutualism with Beer and Marijuana

This article was originally published on washingtonpost.com on Feb. 11, 2020. DENVER — The state of Colorado and three small businesses are trying a novel approach to reduce carbon emissions that sounds like something out of the fever dreams of Willie Nelson: using carbon dioxide produced from beer brewing to help marijuana plants grow. Denver […]

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Hawaiian Electric Pursues Massive Solar-Plus-Storage Contracts

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 […]

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Solar Mandate for New Commercial Buildings in Watertown, MA

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 […]

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Redesign of NY-Sun Program Adds Incentive for Solar Plus Energy Storage

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 […]

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Assessment Analyzes Markets for Marine Energy

Finding Energy Opportunities in the Blue Economy First-of-its kind assessment outlines a dozen promising markets for marine energy energyenvironment.pnnl.gov, September 2018 Waves, as well as ocean and tidal currents, contain tremendous energy. At the same time, many industries need energy sources in or around marine environments. What if you could directly harness ocean energy to […]

Environment America Report Takes Stock of U.S. Clean Energy Progress

No Longer a Novelty, Clean Energy Technologies Boom All Across the US A new report documents the democratization of renewables, energy storage and electric vehicles in America. Written by Julia Pyper, greentechmedia.com, July 19, 2018 It was 1997, and stakeholders were working hard to help craft the first renewable energy standard in the State of […]