All posts by Joe MacCrory

Creating Energy Independence With Solar Panels & Storage Battery Systems In The Home

Creating Energy Independence With Solar Panels & Storage Battery Systems In The Home When designing a house, one of the most important issues is energy efficiency. That means there needs to be the right amount of insulation in the foundation, walls and roof, energy efficient windows, and well placed on the periphery of the house. … Continue reading Creating Energy Independence With Solar Panels & Storage Battery Systems In The Home

SOLAR MICROGRIDS AND CHARGING STATIONS TO BE PLACED AT SCHOOLS

SOLAR MICROGRIDS AND CHARGING STATIONS TO BE PLACED AT SCHOOLS The Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD) has unanimously approved an ambitious initiative with the Clean Coalition, a nonprofit organization, and Sage Energy Consulting to stage solar-driven microgrids and electric vehicle charging infrastructure (EVCI) at schools throughout the District. The microgrids will feature solar and … Continue reading SOLAR MICROGRIDS AND CHARGING STATIONS TO BE PLACED AT SCHOOLS

The rising cost of available technology has sparked interest in energy storage

The rising cost of available technology has sparked interest in energy storage Sometimes an often-repeated refrain— the sun is not always shining, and the wind is not always blowing — is seen as an impediment to renewable energy. But it’s also an instinct to find the best ways to store the energy until it’s needed. … Continue reading The rising cost of available technology has sparked interest in energy storage

Energy Storage 2020: It’s Not Just About Lithium-Ion Batteries Any More

Energy Storage 2020: It’s Not Just About Lithium-Ion Batteries Any More Many of us have tunnel vision on the subject of energy storage. We think lithium-ion batteries are the beginning, middle, and end of the discussion. Largely that’s because of Elon Musk and Tesla, who have built their incredible history of success both in transportation … Continue reading Energy Storage 2020: It’s Not Just About Lithium-Ion Batteries Any More

#Maryland regulators urged to consider climate, grid benefits of energy storage

Maryland regulators urged to consider climate, grid benefits of energy storage The ideas for how to value storage came from members of the Maryland PSC’s Energy Storage Working Group, which includes representatives of Exelon Corp., Exelon subsidiaries Baltimore Gas & Electric and Pepco, the Energy Storage Association and wholesale electricity market operator PJM Interconnection. An … Continue reading #Maryland regulators urged to consider climate, grid benefits of energy storage