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Utilities can save up to 41% with smart charging technologies, Pecan Street finds

Utilities can save up to 41% with smart charging technologies, Pecan Street finds

May 11, 2021 at 11:22 am 0 comments

Pecan Street’s new Charging Smart whitepaper concludes that utilities can save up to 41% on serving their residential electric vehicle charging loads by deploying smart charging technologies. Charging Smart analyzes future residential EV charging scenarios to identify opportunities and challenges for the grid and makes policy recommendations for utilities on how to advance smartRead More

IHS Markit ranks United States No. 1 country for renewable energy investment

IHS Markit ranks United States No. 1 country for renewable energy investment

May 6, 2021 at 9:50 am 0 comments

As the Biden Administration aims to significantly increase federal investment in renewable energy under the American Jobs Plan, the United States already ranks as the most attractive market for renewables investment, according to results from a new ranking by IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. TheRead More

IEEFA: Duke Energy’s IRPs give short shrift to solar, wind and storage

IEEFA: Duke Energy’s IRPs give short shrift to solar, wind and storage

April 7, 2021 at 9:45 am 0 comments

A pair of long-range plans for Carolina utilities owned by Duke Energy underestimate potential savings from renewable energy sources over the next decade, according to a report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The IEEFA report is the fourth in a series examining the integrated resource plansRead More

Don’t count out coal (April Fools!)

Don’t count out coal (April Fools!)

April 1, 2021 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The speed and scope of the energy transition to renewables will pick up pace over the next two to three years, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis’ U.S. Power Sector Outlook 2021. Solar and battery storage adoption is enjoying almost exponential growth, and wind and solarRead More

Solar industry grows by 43 percent in 2020, on pace to quadruple by 2030

Solar industry grows by 43 percent in 2020, on pace to quadruple by 2030

March 16, 2021 at 10:37 am 0 comments

The U.S. solar industry grew 43% and installed a record 19.2 gigawatts (GWdc) of capacity in 2020, according to the ‘U.S. Solar Market Insight 2020 Year-in-Review’ report, released by Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). For the second year in a row, solar led all technologies inRead More

Global PV on track to lose $14.5 billion a year in fixable issues by 2024 says Raycatch report

Global PV on track to lose $14.5 billion a year in fixable issues by 2024 says Raycatch report

March 8, 2021 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

Raycatch, a start-up that has developed an AI-driven digital asset management system of solar PV assets, analyzed raw data derived from 75 geographically diverse utility-scale solar plants with a total capacity of 1.2 GW, and its findings are fairly startling: • 65% of the plants have disconnected strings, 55% have invertersRead More

Amazon tops list of large renewable energy buyers in 2020

Amazon tops list of large renewable energy buyers in 2020

February 11, 2021 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), announced the release of its second annual Deal Tracker Top 10, which highlights 2020’s leading large energy buyers, topped by Amazon with the procurement of 3.163 gigawatts (GW). Large energy buyers once again showcase their resolve and commitment to renewable energy with a record-breakingRead More

The perovskite solar disruption is almost upon us says new Rethink Energy report

The perovskite solar disruption is almost upon us says new Rethink Energy report

February 10, 2021 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

  Perovskite seems to have been with us for a decade and so far it has not changed anyone’s life, changed the price of solar, or eaten into any company’s profit. Well it’s about to, according to a new report from Rethink Energy, the energy research arm of Rethink TechnologyRead More

Corporations are buying into solar energy and are calling on the federal government to do more

Corporations are buying into solar energy and are calling on the federal government to do more

January 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  Corporations purchased a record of 23.7GW of clean energy in 2020, up from 20.1GW in 2019 and 13.6GW in 2018, according to new research published by BloombergNEF (BNEF). The increase came despite a year devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic, a global recession and uncertainty about U.S. energy policy aheadRead More

New DER planning model shows why local solar-for-all costs less

New DER planning model shows why local solar-for-all costs less

December 16, 2020 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

The grid of the not-so-distant future will be clean, distributed and co-optimized. What that means is that generation and other resources on transmission and distribution lines will be designed and built to work together for maximum efficiency and savings for individual customers and the system as a whole. The FederalRead More