Wind and Solar Markets Require Change for Future Longevity

This article was originally published on greentechmedia.com on May 15, 2020. Dramatic reductions in the cost of wind and solar have led to optimism that they can be primary contributors to low-carbon electricity grids. But there’s an important obstacle to their profitability: revenue decline. Adding wind and solar to the grid tends to reduce electricity prices during the […]

NYC Daytime Electricity Affected Most by Covid-19

This article was originally published on eia.gov on May 22, 2020. Actions to mitigate the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have caused daily weekday electricity demand in New York City to decrease by 16% in April compared with expected demand, after accounting for seasonal temperature changes. However, decreases in the city’s electricity demand have not occurred uniformly […]

Electric Cycles Help Reduce Carbon Footprint for Miami Deliveries

This article was published on smartenergydecisions.com on May 19, 2020. DHL Express expects to reduce their carbon footprint by 101,000 kg of CO2e annually by rolling out the use of four new low-power electric-assist e-Cargo Cycles for the execution of their deliveries across Miami. The international shipping provider partnered with REEF Technology to source the […]

COVID-19 Impacts Future of Energy Efficiency Industry

This article was originally published on tdworld.com on April 30, 2020. Three to four weeks into the pandemic-caused national work shutdown, we began to see reports of load reduction trends from major North American power markets. Nearly every transmission and independent system operator reported loads at least 3% to 8% below normal. Ironically, one of the many […]

COVID-19 Continuing to Infect the Energy Efficiency Industry

This article was originally published on utilitydive.com on April 6, 2020. In an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19, at least 20 states have stopped retrofits under the federal low-income Weatherization Assistance Program, according to the National Association for State Community Services Programs. Remaining states have left the decision up to local coordinators, some […]

Ask the Expert: What is the Business Model of a VPP? (Part 2)

Written by Jan Aengenvoort, Next Kraftwerke Welcome back to the second part of Zondits’ exploration of virtual power plants! Part 1 of the series provided a brief introduction to VPPs. In part 2, we answer the following question: What is the Business Model of a VPP? For a couple of years now, the role of the virtual […]

Next Big Energy Storage Invention comes from New Hampshire

This article was written by Brian McCowan, ERS, on April 1, 2020. New Hampshire history buff repurposes Trebuchets for peak load shaving energy storage Florent “Fritzy” Fritterman was hurling pumpkins at the reproduction castles he had built when he was struck by an idea. “I had read on Zondits,” said Fritterman, “about the growing need […]

Coronavirus Creates Delays in Chinese Solar Industry

This article was originally published on greentechmedia.com The novel coronavirus, a respiratory illness that’s sickened more than 17,000 and killed more than 360 people in China as of Feb. 3, may impact the Chinese-rooted solar energy supply chain, potentially contributing to labor shortages, equipment delays and global price increases. Determining the full impact of the […]