Puerto Rico’s Quest For Sustainability, Part 2

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2022 17:15:25 +0000

questSunrun has been selected by Puerto Rico’s electric utility provider to help rebuild and transform the island’s energy system. The company will develop a 17 megawatt virtual power plant, the first distributed large scale storage program on the island.

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Ready, Set, Go! 124 Teams To Compete in Solar Decathlon 2023 Design Challenge

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 16:07:30 +0000

Working to solve the climate crisis one building at a time, 124 teams from 97 collegiate institutions are participating in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® 2023 Design Challenge. As part of the Solar Decathlon 2023 Design Challenge, top collegiate students from across the globe compete to design high-performance, low-carbon buildings powered by renewable energy. Explore […]

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Microgrid Design & Cost Options

Credit to Author: Scott Cooney| Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2022 22:30:21 +0000

  Microgrids are amazing. On a microscale (my house, for instance), a microgrid is simple — solar feeds a battery which powers my house when there’s no sun. It would get challenged to do more than that. But “more than that” is what larger scale microgrids need. Control systems, multiple energy inputs, storage, distribution, control […]

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Decarbonizing Industrial Heat Faces Cognitive, Capex, Opex, & Disruptive Technology Challenges

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 19:00:30 +0000

Sexy / Unsexy, Practical / Impractical quadrant chart for residential, commercial and industrial heat sources by Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist, TFIE Strategy Inc.There is insufficient attention paid to industrial heat decarbonization due to discontinuous technologies, contextual problems, and current economics.

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Clean Energy Supply Chain Analyses

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2022 18:30:39 +0000

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) acted as lead authors on five reports in a larger series designed to strengthen America’s clean energy supply chains. The following NREL-authored, topic-specific “deep-dive” studies are intended to inform national policy at the highest level. Solar Photovoltaics (PV) [PDF] Solar power could supply 40% […]

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News Flash: Gas-Powered Cars Use Electricity Too

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 21:44:39 +0000

A favorite trope of the “Don’t get me wrong, I love EVs, but…” crowd is the idea that widespread EV adoption will cause the electrical grid to “crash.” Those who follow the industry understand that this concern is overblown, to say the least. Simply scheduling charging for times of low demand (smart charging) can greatly […]

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New US Hydrogen Strategy: Wrong Department, Wrong Authors

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 17:26:26 +0000

Hydrogen demand projection through 2100The US hydrogen strategy was positioned in the wrong federal department. It was put in the hands of people who deal with fossil fuels all day long and have a paradigm of burning them for energy, not a paradigm of electricity for energy. It fails Rumelt’s test for the first thing that makes a good strategy, and so its principles and actions will be failures as well.

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USA’s 1st Vehicle-To-Grid Export Rate For Commercial Electric Vehicles

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2022 00:21:11 +0000

A groundbreaking settlement agreement between Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the Vehicle-Grid Integration Council (VGIC), Electrify America LLC, and the Public Advocates Office at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The settlement approves the establishment of the nation’s first “vehicle-to-grid” (V2G) export compensation mechanism for commercial electric vehicle (EV) charging customers in its […]

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The Demented Gift American Politicians Handed To China

Credit to Author: George Harvey| Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2022 03:43:59 +0000

Once upon a time, America was great. It wasn’t that long ago, either. We had a political system that was the hope of the world. But we also had the best science, with the greatest researchers, finding the best ways to do things. We were a proud nation, almost completely undivided on these salient facts. […]

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