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 […]
Jeff Perkins for 2014 AASHE Conference, March 23, 2015 We can all see the solar farms and wind farms being built to generate clean energy, but we can never see the “efficiency farm” that is reducing consumption. Energy efficiency efforts across the United States have obviated the need to build dozens of power plants, especially in […]
Investing in Efficiency Is Lucrative, but It Faces Key Barriers Gita Subramony for Zondits, February 17, 2015 The New York Times recently ran an opinion piece by David Bornstein on energy efficiency. Bornstein asserts that investing in energy efficiency provides a great return on investment and has little risk. He cites a 2012 study showing […]
Why ‘Middle Market’ Commercial Solar Hasn’t Kept Pace With Other Sectors Greentech Media, February 10, 2015 While the residential and utility-scale solar markets post record growth, much of the commercial-scale solar market has seen relatively flat growth on a year-over-year basis. GTM Research expects that 2014 will be the first time in 10 years that […]
BRC Helps Businesses Walk the Walk with Renewables Amber Plante for Zondits, February 5, 2015 Major corporations such as Google, Apple, and Walmart have already taken the plunge into renewables – they have together purchased more than 1 GW of power in renewables this past year. But not every successful company has made good on […]
Realize the ROI of Building Improvements Noesis, January 20, 2015 It’s not just enough to own, and hold onto, a commercial or industrial building. To get maximum value from your property, the following need to be considered: updates to the building to keep up with comps; the need for high/consistent occupancy rates; and how a […]
The implementation of energy efficiency savings in the US has been more difficult than its advocates might have hoped. Americans are relying on a patchwork system to achieve energy savings. That patchwork is derived from local, state and federal government regulations and from market forces.