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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 […]


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 […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

US residential solar deployment moving towards less affluent households, says Berkeley Lab

March 3, 2022

Via: PV Resources

Falling PV prices and expanded financing options have contributed to a rise in rooftop solar deployment among lower-income households in the US in recent years, a new report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has revealed. Although incomes of […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Washington utility Avista launches 200MW hybrid RFP, aims to meet CETA clean energy requirements

February 22, 2022

Via: PV Resources

Washington state utility Avista has launched a request for proposals (RFP) for 196MW of winter capacity and 190MW of summer capacity by 2030, with the request also considering storage and demand-side response resources as the utility works to meet the […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Why Smarter Grids Start with Mesh Networks and Open Standards

February 17, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Smart grids have been with us for over a decade. But for many power industry stakeholders, they’re associated almost exclusively with smart meters. Remote meter reading is certainly a compelling use case, and one which justified many initial deployments, especially […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Winter Freeze Testing Texas Power Grid Reforms

February 4, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Parts of Texas have suffered localized, distribution-level power outages as an Arctic outbreak sent temperatures plummeting across the state, but its heavily scrutinized grid is largely prepared to weather the storm, state entities said. Frigid temperatures stemming from a large […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

A Win-Win-Win Solution for DER Owners, the Power Grid, and the Environment

January 12, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

New distributed energy resources (DERs) are being added to the power grid every day. However, DERs don’t automatically provide owners with the greatest value possible. In many cases, that requires the help of an aggregator, that is, a company that […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Rooftop Solar and Energy Storage Are Not Republican or Democrat, They’re American

December 2, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

There is a common misperception that “green energy” appeals mostly to liberals. However, at least some of the facts don’t support that view. A case in point can be found in the rooftop solar sector. “It’s not Republican or Democratic. […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Solar advocates, Duke Energy reach net metering agreement in North Carolina

November 30, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Duke Energy and solar industry stakeholders have reached an agreement on net metering policy in North Carolina that will help expand distributed solar generation and benefit utility customers, the parties announced Tuesday. The Solar Energy Industries Association, the primary lobbying […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Breakthrough: NET Power’s Allam Cycle Test Facility Delivers First Power to ERCOT Grid

November 18, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

NET Power, developer of the novel Allam-Fetvedt supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power cycle, says its 50-MWth test facility in La Porte, Texas, delivered power to the grid overnight on Nov. 16. The achievement marks a major milestone for the potentially […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Power shutoffs deepened pandemic toll while utilities collected millions in relief

November 8, 2021

Via: Energy News Network

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Black, Brown and Indigenous communities have been disproportionately at risk of hospitalization and death. Recent research suggests high utility bills and utility shutoffs played a role in that impact — while companies were receiving federal funds […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Ithaca, New York launches first city-wide electrification effort in the U.S.

November 5, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The City of Ithaca, New York has voted to electrify its entire building stock — the first large-scale, city-wide decarbonization effort in the U.S. Ithaca’s Common Council gave approval to Mayor Svante L. Myrick to negotiate a contract with BlocPower, […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

The 10 home appliances that Consume the most energy

October 29, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

When it comes to residential energy consumption, people are constantly striving for ways to reduce their monthly bills and energy usage and wastage. By looking at the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) annual energy outlook, we can see the top […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

What Equipment Do You Need To Charge An Electric Car In The USA?

October 7, 2021

Via: CleanTechnica

There are four types of electric car plugs in North America. Each plug is compatible with different electric vehicles as well as capable of providing a certain amount of power. Just like how the iPhone has one plug and Android […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Will NIMBYs sink new clean energy projects? The evidence says no – if developers listen to local concerns

August 13, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

As Congress debates billions of dollars in new infrastructure investments, advocates are touting the social and economic benefits of building new high-voltage transmission lines, clean energy plants and electric vehicle charging stations, along with fixing aging roads and bridges. But […]