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Category: Energy Consumption


Domestic, Energy Consumption

North Carolina high court sides with rooftop solar owner over HOA

June 22, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

In a case that could impact thousands of planned developments across North Carolina, the state Supreme Court on Friday sided against a Raleigh homeowners association and in favor of one of its residents — allowing him to keep rooftop solar […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Renewable front-of-the-meter microgrid strengthens California’s grid reliability

June 15, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid (RCAM) features a 2.2MW solar PV array that is DC-coupled to a 2MW (9MWh) battery energy storage system, comprised of three Tesla Megapacks. The new microgrid was developed through a partnership between the County of […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Phillips 66 taps FreeWire for EV infrastructure expansion

June 6, 2022

Via: PetrolPlaza

Phillips 66 signed a letter of intent with FreeWire Technologies in support of its first electric-vehicle charging program in the United States. The announcement highlights Phillips 66’s commitment to pursue lower-carbon solutions and comes as an endorsement of FreeWire’s ultrafast, […]


Energy Consumption, Global

Is Carbon Management the Key to Reaching Net Zero?

May 23, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions last year announced plans to develop a new carbon capture and storage project across the Midwest. The project seeks to capture carbon dioxide emissions that otherwise would be emitted into the atmosphere from biorefineries, such as […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

DOE Launches $2.5B Fund to Upgrade and Build New Transmission Lines

May 12, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The Biden administration has launched efforts to shape the $2.5 billion Transmission Facilitation Program (TFP), a key Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) initiative dedicated to building out critical new transmission lines and related facilities across the country. The Department […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

California solar: Regulators restart work on NEM 3.0

May 10, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has restarted its work on the controversial overhaul to the state’s solar energy-focused net energy metering policy. Work on the so-called “NEM 3.0” policy was paused indefinitely by the CPUC in February after receiving […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

ZUVA rolls out first EV charging network in Zimbabwe

May 10, 2022

Via: PetrolPlaza

ZUVA has partnered with the local electric car manufacturer Electric Vehicle Centre Africa (EVCA), also known as BYD Zimbabwe, for the development and implementation of the first-ever EV charging network available for public use in Zimbabwe. The project will start […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Solar supply chain issues could contribute to energy shortfalls in California this summer

May 9, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

California likely will have an energy shortfall equivalent to what it takes to power about 1.3 million homes when use is at its peak during the hot and dry summer months, state officials said Friday. Threats from drought, extreme heat […]


Energy Consumption, Global

IRENA Members Advance Global Agenda on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation

May 4, 2022

Via: IRENA

The world will need to manage more seismic shifts in the global energy system, including a quadrupling of renewable power capacity by 2030, to forge a pathway toward the 1.5°C goal, said IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera at the opening […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

An untapped clean energy resource lies underneath our feet

April 28, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Last year, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved a historic decision ordering utilities to procure 11.5 GW of clean energy to come online between the years 2023 and 2026. Meeting this directive is especially daunting as the inherent intermittency […]


Energy Consumption, Global

Energy-thirsty Bitcoin miners seek ways to dump fossil fuels

April 26, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

For the past year a company that “mines” cryptocurrency had what seemed the ideal location for its thousands of power-thirsty computers working around the clock to verify bitcoin transactions: the grounds of a coal-fired power plant in rural Montana. But […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

White House Calls on Defense Production Act to Bolster EV Battery Supply

April 21, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

When the White House signed an executive order to get to 50% electric vehicle (EV) sales share by 2030 while relying on American manufacturing, there were some serious concerns about whether the U.S. could make that many EVs, and then […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

‘Freeze-thaw battery’ is adept at preserving its energy

April 19, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Scientists have created a battery designed for the electric grid that locks in energy for months without losing much storage capacity. The development of the “freeze-thaw battery,” which freezes its energy for use later, is a step toward batteries that […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Microgrid offsets diesel to power a rural Alaskan village

April 19, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

A hybrid solar-plus-storage microgrid will replace some of the power generated by diesel in a remote community above the Arctic Circle in Alaska. The microgrid features a 225kW solar array and a 250 kW/384 kWh lithium-ion battery system that serve […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

SoCal Edison battery storage projects totaling 2.1 GWh likely to be delayed

April 11, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Three battery storage projects being built for Southern California Edison are likely to be delayed due to supply chain constraints and COVID-19 lockdowns in China, according to the contractor. Last October, Ameresco was selected by SoCal Edison for an engineering, […]