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#California will still require rooftop solar panels on new homes — at least for now

California will still require rooftop solar panels on new homes — at least for now State officials declined Wednesday to approve a program that would allow new homes to be built in Sacramento without rooftop solar panels — handing at least a temporary victory to clean energy advocates, who said the program would cripple California’s … Continue reading #California will still require rooftop solar panels on new homes — at least for now

#California crisis of fires, #blackouts decades in the making

California crisis of fires, blackouts decades in the making The utility that serves more than 5 million electrical customers in one of the world’s most technologically advanced areas is now faced again and again with a no-win decision: risk starting catastrophic deadly wildfires, or turn off the lights and immiserate millions of paying customers. Pacific … Continue reading #California crisis of fires, #blackouts decades in the making

6 thoughts on the current state of the residential energy storage market in #California

6 thoughts on the current state of the residential energy storage market in California Energy Toolbase hosted a webinar recently entitled “Modeling the Economics Residential Energy Storage Projects in California” where we shared our latest insights on the market. We’re constantly learning and adjusting our thinking as the market evolves. We’re fortunate to have a … Continue reading 6 thoughts on the current state of the residential energy storage market in #California

#California seeks 100% clean energy. Why PG&E’s bankruptcy could imperil that plan

California seeks 100% clean energy. Why PG&E’s bankruptcy could imperil that plan California’s crusade to turn its electricity grid green is running into an increasingly serious obstacle: PG&E Corp.’s bankruptcy. The utility last week won a key court ruling when a bankruptcy judge said federal regulators can’t stop PG&E from unraveling billions of dollars worth … Continue reading #California seeks 100% clean energy. Why PG&E’s bankruptcy could imperil that plan

#California’s wildfires may be the best thing to happen to home batteries

California’s wildfires may be the best thing to happen to home batteries Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) may leave millions of Californians in the dark this summer. The alternative is worse. Last summer, power lines sparked wildfires in remotes areas of the Sierra Nevada mountain range that killed at least 100 people, some still trapped … Continue reading #California’s wildfires may be the best thing to happen to home batteries

California regulators weigh actions to expand storage, demand response roles in state’s grid

California regulators weigh actions to expand storage, demand response roles in state’s grid California regulators are weighing several important decisions ahead of their July business meeting. Besides addressing concerns of utility bankruptcy and wildfire prevention, they could be voting on two separate proposals to help expand the roles of demand response and energy storage on … Continue reading California regulators weigh actions to expand storage, demand response roles in state’s grid