Daily Archives: August 23, 2019

Tesla now renting solar panels to homeowners

By Ryan Austin Tesla has announced it will begin renting solar panels to homeowners through a subscription service. The smallest installation will cost just $50 and Tesla estimates most homes can save between $20 and $650, depending on the state. The new offering… Read More The post Tesla now renting solar panels to homeowners appeared…

Demand Response Rules Are Changing. MISO Shows How

By [email protected] For independent system operators and regional transmission organizations (ISO/RTOs), the need to rely on distributed energy resources as a system resource is growing. Power systems governed by wholesale markets are evolving as traditional fuel-based generation retires. As a result, ISOs and RTOs are appealing to FERC to change the way demand response resources…

Connecting the Dots in DER Business Process Automation

By Balaji Kidambi Distributed Generation has experienced an unprecedented increase in Solar PV installations both in the commercial and residential sectors. Energy providers have been inundated with incoming interconnection applications resulting in increased processing time for the issuance of Permission to Operate (PTO). Following are the market implications to the current business process:Public Utility.. Click…

Carbon XPrize Down to the Final 10 Contestants

By Len Rosen The Carbon XPrize worth $20 million is down to 10 finalists. Working with CO2 captured from coal and natural gas thermal power plants,10 companies demonstrate their capture and conversion technologies. Click headline for full article Read Full Article Here For more great articles: The Energy Collective – The world’s best thinkers on…

Merkel calls for EU-wide climate neutrality by 2050

By Matt Chester German Chancellor Angela Merkel called yesterday for the European Union to support ambitious targets for the entire 28-nation bloc to become climate neutral.” While I don’t love Germany’s current replacement of nuclear generation with natural gas, I do respect this leadership Click headline for full article Read Full Article Here For more…

Vineyard Wind submits proposals for additional offshore wind development

By Michelle Froese Vineyard Wind confirmed that it has submitted a set of commercial large-scale offshore wind proposals to Massachusetts Electric Distribution Companies (EDCs), as part of the commonwealths’ second Section 83C procurement for clean energy generation and transmission. The proposals include a 400-MW option and two options for development of an 800-MW project, offshore…

Kansas regulators investigate increased earthquake activity

By Matt Chester Kansas regulators are investigating the cause of a cluster of 11 earthquakes that hit Reno County in the last five days.The Kansas Corporation Commission announced Wednesday that it is analyzing injection well activity in the county. It will work with other state agencies to examine such factors as well construction, depths, injection…

Walmart wins a Duke Energy 2019 Power Partner award

By Michelle Froese A half-dozen organizations have been chosen to receive Duke Energy‘s long-standing Power Partner award for 2019. Among them is Walmart, recognized for its commitment to sustainability and renewable energy. Duke Energy selects winners for its Power Partner awards based on leadership in sustainability, community excellence, economic development, and renewable excellence. The Power…

Energy: How do you rate your company?

By Rafael Herzberg Energy: How do you rate your company?In my energy consulting experience I have come across two extreme situations.Those cases where the client expresses the desire for the consultant to act specifically on a well-defined subject, focusing on very precise issues.At the other end, the customer poses a challenge: What is the diagnosis…

New 150-MW Arriba Wind Farm coming to Colorado

By Michelle Froese Holy Cross Energy (HCE) and Guzman Energy announced they have signed an agreement with NGC Partners to develop the 150-MW Arriba Wind Farm in Lincoln County, Colorado. HCE will purchase 100 MW of the project’s output, producing enough energy to supply approximately 30% of HCE’s annual energy requirements. The new Colorado wind…

Harry Reid on Abolishing the Filibuster and Why the Green New Deal ‘Won’t Happen’

By [email protected] Is abolishing the filibuster necessary in order for Congress to pass meaningful climate legislation? A handful of Democratic presidential candidates have called for throwing out the Senate rule, claiming that it exacerbates gridlock in Washington, D.C. Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid also believes that abolishing the filibuster is critical to passing legislation…

Best Solar Bird Baths of 2019

By Kailey Fralick The Best Solar Bird Bath Fountains and Pumps on the Market You could spruce up your traditional bird bath with an electric fountain pump, but why not take advantage of a readily available, free power source and invest in a… Read More The post Best Solar Bird Baths of 2019 appeared first…

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