This article was originally published on pnnl.gov, May 6, 2019. PNNL researchers Jianming Lian, Karanjit Kalsi, joint appointee Wei Zhang, and former PNNL intern Sen Li recently received a patent for a market mechanism consisting of novel bidding and clearing strategies. These strategies—for the first time—systematically incorporate the internal dynamics of thermostatically controlled loads, or … Read more
Written by Julian Spector, Greentechmedia.com, August 13, 2019 Montana Developer Ready to Build Modern-Day Pumped Hydro Storage Absaroka Energy and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners plan to update an old storage technology for the 21st century. All they need is a customer. A former Navy prosecutor turned Montana-based clean energy developer wants to build the first pumped … Read more
If we electrify vehicles and buildings, we use more electricity, which is hopefully renewable and close by (reduced transmission and distribution infrastructure). Currently, most utilities in the U.S. are summer peaking, but when we electrify buildings in heating climates, they will become winter peaking.
The influences driving solar carports pv magazine, March 15, 2019 Our man Charles Thurston hosted a solar carport Q&A with Borrego Solar as part of his research into the topic for this month’s edition of pv magazine. Here are a few extra insights that came in after the presses rolled. Trevor Dawson, an industrial engineer asks: What … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more