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Major Asian Markets Set To Lead Solar PV Growth

In a completely unsurprising turn of events, NPD Solarbuzz forecasts that global solar PV demand is being driven by major Asian markets, with India, China, and Japan leading the way. In a blog post on the NPD Solarbuzz website, analyst Michael Barker comments on numbers extracted from Solarbuzz Quarterly, published in June. The numbers are Major Asian Markets Set To Lead Solar PV Growth was originally …

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Does Energy Have a Place in the Sharing Economy?

A shared electricity future is still that: the future. But it's not necessarily so futuristic. A shared economy in energy is looking less like The Jetsons than something that's just around the corner. I bet we'll be ubering up kilowatt-hours before long – and before we get into a flying car.read more

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Good News: EPA Standards Could Lower Electricity Bills

It's frustrating to hear opponents of climate action once again use the threat of higher electricity rates as a scare tactic to try to stop the EPA's Clean Power Plan. We know it has many people concerned. The good news is we have more evidence than ever before to prove our opponents wrong.read more

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Aggregating Water Heaters as Grid Batteries: Steffes’ Secret Sauce

Grid-scale energy storage doesn't have to come in the form of batteries. Electric-powered water heaters and space heaters have a lot of virtual energy storage capacity as well, and they're already out there in millions of homes and businesses. That makes them a cheap resource for grid storage -- if they can be managed in a way that allows them to respond to the grid's needs, while still …

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A Glimpse Into the DERMS Vendor Ecosystem

Over the next five years, the acronym "DERMS" will likely top many utility shopping lists. Distributed energy resource management systems have recently emerged as attractive software solutions via which to address the economic and technical challenges posed by the proliferation of customer-owned distributed resources. Though it is undoubtedly still a nascent market, the DERMS vendor ecosystem is distinctively diverse, offering solutions that are typically highly customizable on a project-by-project basis, according to an …

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The Problem With Tech – And How To Solve It

By Green Energy Options Ltd A lot of people don't like or understand the word ‘tech'. It's off-putting; you must be talking about something niche or high-end, something that requires a million lines of code to build and a PhD to use. People hear ‘tech' and think ‘complicated'. It gets worse: I work in home energy management. So there's a strange …

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Grid Edge 20: Companies Transforming the US Power Sector

[pagebreak: 1] For nearly a century, electric utilities in the U.S. focused on delivering safe, reliable and affordable power. As power has become increasingly critical to every aspect of our lives, however, the business of making, delivering and consuming it is rapidly changing. Today, that business is being turned on its head: a carmaker could also be a utility threat; an average homeowner may be able to cut ties with the larger electrical grid; a kilowatt not used is as valuable as a kilowatt produced; …

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Rumsfeldian Climate Risks

“It's pretty damn obvious there are positive impacts of climate change,” Reuters reports Professor Richard Tol saying on his way to disassociating from the IPCC report that he helped to author. Tol is an economist, not a scientist. His expression of risk is reflective of the flaws in economic thinking.read more