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New Water-Based Battery Could Help Store Solar and Wind Energy

New Water-Based Battery Could Help Store Solar and Wind Energy A group of researchers at Stanford University have developed a new type of battery using water and salt that they hope could be used to store energy produced from wind and solar farms, increasing the effectiveness of renewable energy sources. The two fastest-growing forms of … Continue reading New Water-Based Battery Could Help Store Solar and Wind Energy

New York ISO: Distributed solar largely to blame for declining load

New York ISO: Distributed solar largely to blame for declining load The New York ISO released a wide ranging report Thursday on its electric grid, predicting a declining load for the next decade with distributed solar largely to blame. The state’s grid is undergoing a transformation right now, driven by a mix of public policy … Continue reading New York ISO: Distributed solar largely to blame for declining load

Lightsource: No More Solar Bids Without Energy Storage West of the Colorado

Lightsource: No More Solar Bids Without Energy Storage West of the Colorado The BP-backed solar developer leads the pack in its public confidence in the solar-plus-storage business case. The BP-backed solar developer Lightsource sees a very compelling case for deploying energy storage in the Western U.S. All major utility-scale solar developers have added storage development … Continue reading Lightsource: No More Solar Bids Without Energy Storage West of the Colorado

New Hydrogen “Water Battery” Could Make Wind and Solar Greener

New Hydrogen “Water Battery” Could Make Wind and Solar Greener A new device that converts water to hydrogen gas could help solve an emerging carbon emissions dilemma for businesses and other electricity consumers. Companies want to be applauded for switching to wind or solar energy, but here in the US that choice is not necessarily … Continue reading New Hydrogen “Water Battery” Could Make Wind and Solar Greener

This is a first: Due to solar panels, #New_England used more grid power at night than midday

This is a first: Due to solar panels, New England used more grid power at night than midday This might be a one-time event, but it’s still an indication of how things are changing in the power system. ISO-New England says that on April 21, mild weather and high solar output depressed daytime loads below … Continue reading This is a first: Due to solar panels, #New_England used more grid power at night than midday

#Australian homeowners guaranteed $0 electricity bills from challenger power retailer

Australian homeowners guaranteed $0 electricity bills from challenger power retailer Bill shock has been eradicated for Australian homeowners, with $0 power bills and a 100% reduction in the cost of power the new normal, with the first sonnenFlat bills being received by customers this week. The first of which has been guaranteed to save more … Continue reading #Australian homeowners guaranteed $0 electricity bills from challenger power retailer

Tech firms like #Google, #Amazon push power companies toward solar and wind, a blow to coal

Tech firms like Google, Amazon push power companies toward solar and wind, a blow to coal SAN FRANCISCO — Every time you save a photo to the cloud, buy something on Amazon, open a Google doc or stream a movie, you’re probably pulling electricity from a wind turbine in Texas or a solar farm in … Continue reading Tech firms like #Google, #Amazon push power companies toward solar and wind, a blow to coal

INDIANA IN-DEPTH: Solar advocates believe industry will overcome net metering changes

INDIANA IN-DEPTH: Solar advocates believe industry will overcome net metering changes GOSHEN — The slowing gain of jobs in the Indiana solar power industry is being viewed as a one-time occurrence for a segment of the economy that has been thriving. One of the industry’s advocacy organizations, The Solar Foundation based in Washington, D.C., reported … Continue reading INDIANA IN-DEPTH: Solar advocates believe industry will overcome net metering changes

Utility companies flex their muscles, #SC House votes to kill solar bill

Utility companies flex their muscles, SC House votes to kill solar bill Under pressure from the state’s major utilities, the S.C. House killed a solar bill Tuesday that was intended to protect thousands of jobs and save customers money on their monthly power bills. The bill’s defeat, a stunning reversal from a House vote last … Continue reading Utility companies flex their muscles, #SC House votes to kill solar bill