Tesla Steps Into The Utility Space With New Grid Controller Patent

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2020 00:53:19 +0000

This week, Tesla locked in a new patent for a distributed electrical grid management system, with capability to control everything from massive grid-scale energy storage installations down to your washing machine to keep everything humming along nicely

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Machine Learning Makes More Money For Renewable, Fleet, & Microgrid Operators

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 23:30:08 +0000

Machine learning initiatives are emerging in multiple markets where there are less irrational forces at play than are seen in the stock market. Commodity and energy markets have clear drivers for price, and emerging ancillary markets such as demand management are providing new and often complex ways to gain a profitable edge

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Energy Efficiency Is A Core Target For Machine Learning

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:30:10 +0000

Multiple firms around the world are leveraging machine learning to optimize building energy consumption for cost savings and carbon reductions

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100% WWS Part 3: Jacobson’s New Study Leans Into The Green New Deal

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 16:07:15 +0000

While Jacobson’s latest Stanford study on 100% renewables by 2050 will draw fire for leaning into the Green New Deal, it strongly supports that policy

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100% WWS Part 2: Jacobson’s Latest Study Covers Storage, Transmission, & More

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 16:06:12 +0000

pumped hydro energy storageJacobson’s latest study carefully uses with current technologies and currently available resources for storage and transmission. The latest evidence is that there are much cheaper alternatives than his team models, underselling the potential

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Tesla Powerwall 2 Arrives Just In Time As Power Cuts Worsen In South Africa

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 07:05:12 +0000

On the 9th of this month, for the first time ever, Eskom, South Africa’s national power utility company, implemented Stage 6 Load shedding in which Eskom had to shed a load of 6000 MW to stabilise the grid. South Africa’s current installed capacity is 49.4 GW, according to the Draft Integrated Recourse Plan (2018) from South Africa’s Department of Energy

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Sense Analysis Highlights Benefits Of Home Energy Management (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:14:17 +0000

Installing a rooftop solar system on your home might feel like the best way to fully offset the electricity usage of the home, but new analysis from the home energy monitoring experts at Sense reveals that might not always be the case. Before we dive in, let’s talk a bit about Sense. The team at [&hellip

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Utility Adds 2.5 MW Of Demand Response Capabilities With Very Unusual “Batteries”

Credit to Author: Scott Cooney| Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2019 11:00:52 +0000

Hawaiian Electric (HECO) recently added 2.5MW of grid services to its grid, allowing it to store energy during peak solar and wind production periods, and did so without any traditional batteries, flywheels, or pumped hydro. Even better, the hardware required is very minimal, and in fact, most of it already exists in every residential grid in the world

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Solar+Storage Killer App From DR Microgrid (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Credit to Author: Charles W. Thurston| Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:22:40 +0000

One of the stealth technologies that was unveiled at the recent Solar Power International trade show in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago is the plug-and-play solar+storage+nanogrid solution from start-up DR Microgrid, of Santa Ana, CA. It looks like a killer app because it is the only other system of its kind on the US market except that of Sonnen, which is more expensive, says DR Microgrid President AJ Perkins

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Solar, Storage, & EV Charging: The Holy Trinity Of Home Energy Management At #SPI2019

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:26:18 +0000

Solar Power International landed in Salt Lake City, Utah this year and CleanTechnica was on the ground meeting with the change makers, the disruptors, the doers, the movers, and the shakers. We’ve been diving into some of the companies we talked with, but having covered SPI for several years now, we wanted to highlight one of the newer arrivals at the show: electric vehicles

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