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Will utilities control behind-the-meter solar batteries?

Will utilities control behind-the-meter solar batteries?

Sunverge sees a future in building and managing customer energy-storage systems as utility assets.

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Unique models offer glimpse of New England’s microgrid future

Unique models offer glimpse of New England’s microgrid future

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, different states are following different paths to community energy resiliency.

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Solar supporters declare open season on utilities’ duck chart

Solar supporters declare open season on utilities’ duck chart

The Duck chart is the latest file to be shared around the energy nerdocracy as utilities cry ‘fowl’ on distributed solar.

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Australia’s big fat solar policy failure exposed

Australia’s big fat solar policy failure exposed

A hopelessly ineffective policy that allows retailers to gouge value from consumers at their will is perverse and outrageous.

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California shattering solar records as new capacity comes on-line

California shattering solar records as new capacity comes on-line

California’s grid is handling more than 15,000 megawatts of renewable capacity without incident.

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Three possible business models for distributed storage

Three possible business models for distributed storage

With more houses using distributed PV with battery storage but still needing a utility, how will distributed storage integrate into the current market?

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Australia’s solar future will stall, but when and how?

Australia’s solar future will stall, but when and how?

Solar will be a big part of Australia’s energy mix. The major point of difference is when this will happen, or be allowed to happen.

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Could Minnesota’s 'value of solar' make everyone a winner?

Could Minnesota’s ‘value of solar’ make everyone a winner?

In Minnesota, a new method of contracting now in place could change the relationship between solar-producing customers and their electric utility.

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Energy schadenfreude - what would you have done?

Energy schadenfreude – what would you have done?

Many are enjoying the problems faced by German energy giant RWE. But go back to 2000, would you as chairman have done any different?

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California set back-to-back solar records last week

California set back-to-back solar records last week

On Saturday March 8 California broke another solar record, producing enough solar energy to power 3 million homes.

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Graph of the Day: Australia's 5 million "solar heroes"

Graph of the Day: Australia’s 5 million “solar heroes”

Home owners using solar power are helping reduce the wholesale cost of electricity, as well as lessening peak demand.