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Western Energy Market Bold Renewables and Storage Initiatives

Western Energy Market Bold Renewables and Storage Initiatives

California’s Revolution in Western Energy Markets T&D World, March 9, 2016. Image credit: blickpixel The Energy Times’ recently talked with BPA Administrator Elliot Mainzer on the regional impact of bold new renewables and storage initiatives in California ahead of the landmark California Renewables Rush conference in San Francisco April 6 supported by virtually all major utilities

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Solar Frontier’s CIS Solar Installation Exceeds Expectations

Solar Frontier’s 2.3MW installation on Netherlands warehouses surpasses energy generation target by 6% Semiconductor Today, January 11, 2016. Image credit: stux Tokyo-based Solar Frontier – the largest manufacturer of CIS (copper indium selenium) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solar modules – says that its recently completed 2.3MW project in The Netherlands (constructed in collaboration with solar energy companies

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Which US Corporations Are Powered By Solar Energy?

Solar Means Business 2015: Top U.S. Corporate Solar Users SEIA, December 2015. Image credit: Unsplash More of America’s businesses are choosing to install solar than ever before. Walmart once again took the top spot among America’s businesses in the electric generation capacity of its solar investments and number of solar projects. The big box retailer,


The Emergence of the Digital Power Plant Era

How digital power plant tech can help utilities get the most from their assets Utility Dive, October 19, 2015. Image credit: geralt As policymakers push the integration of more variable renewable generation, the need to balance supply and demand on the grid in the most clean and efficient manner will only grow. While storage offers one

Where Does Your Electricity Come From?

Gita Subramony for Zondits, September 22, 2015. Image credit: TBIT NPR has produced a nifty graphic showing changes in electric generation sources state-by-state from 2004 to 2014. On a national level, the use of coal to generate electricity has dropped from 51% to 40%, while the use of natural gas and renewables has increased on the


Was Energy Efficiency Dropped From the Clean Power Plan?

MORE FOR LESS: Understand energy efficiency, and you’ll understand how the Clean Power Plan works. On Earth, August 17, 2015. Image credit: Ekopedia The draft plan from last summer assumed that states would use four primary strategies to reduce carbon emissions: (1) improve efficiency at coal-fired power plants; (2) replace coal with lower-carbon natural gas; (3)

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California’s Renewable Energy Prospects Brighten with Solar PV

Amber Plante for Zondits, April 10, 2015 Golden State residents are taking full advantage of their bright blue skies: According to the recent announcement from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), California has become the first state to generate 5% of its electricity from utility-scale solar. This comes in addition to the already diverse renewable