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Texas grid survives, thwarting NIMBYs, and companies turn to ‘greenhushing’ — This Week in Cleantech
The new “This Week in Cleantech” podcast breaks down the biggest stories in cleantech and climate in 15 minutes or less.
Good, better, BESS: How to build your battery energy storage system
Battery energy storage systems grant us more flexibility, but there are important things to consider when building a BESS.
A “postcard from the future,” Hawaii says aloha to “most advanced” BESS in the world
The Kapolei Energy Storage facility, billed as “the most advanced battery energy storage system in the world,” is now operational.
Group studies can solve some, not all, interconnection headaches, study finds
IREC concludes that distribution group studies can be a useful tool, but are not a silver bullet for all interconnection challenges.
NYC adjusts rooftop solar, EV zoning to ease installation
The initiative updates regulations that NYC officials say created roadblocks for New Yorkers who hoped to retrofit their homes for energy efficiency or resiliency, install heat pumps or solar panels, or switch to EVs.
Rethinking federal investments: We need virtual power plants, not hydrogen hubs
The Department of Energy is providing taxpayer money to electric utilities like Xcel Energy to set up Hydrogen Hubs to enable 100% clean energy. Instead, these dollars should be spent on virtual power plants, writes Rao Konidena, Rakon Energy LLC.
But who is gonna pay for it? Finding balance in grid upgrade cost-sharing
Utilities and regulators seek innovative solutions to strike a better balance in sharing the often-expensive costs of grid upgrades.
DER interconnection: 5 takeaways from the IREC Vision Summit 2023
Over the course of several moderated sessions and fireside chats, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council Vision 2023 Summit presented ideas and practices that …
Electricity markets may need to change to support the clean energy transition
With decarbonization and electrification becoming top priorities for society, plus the rapid growth in renewable energy, industry leaders recognize that wholesa…
Balancing innovation and reality: A path to sustainable U.S. energy policy
Advanced operational processes, appropriate compensation and cost recovery, and legal protection for those using advanced technologies could help us find practi…
The IRA paradox: Energy for all leaves some of us behind
Both DER projects and energy equity generally lag in investment because of the assumption inherent in the ITC regime, writes a Puerto Rico-based developer….
How to make the most of investment tax credits: Applying for bonus credits
The Investment Tax Credit and its Bonus Credits are a game changer for improving the economics of solar and solar+storage projects. …
How customers, connected devices, and demand flexibility drive the clean energy transition
Octopus Energy US CEO Michael Lee explains how the inflexibility of renewables can be overcome on the grid….
‘The door is open’: At last, utilities, developers, and regulators join hands on interconnection
Hundreds collaborate on DER interconnection at GridTECH Connect Forum – Northeast….
DOE to offer $50M for DER demonstrations by utilities and developers
The goal is to show that the design, control, and compensation approaches can be applied to other portions of the distribution grid….
Group studies could ease interconnection pain for DERs, report finds
While common at the transmission level, group studies have only recently been widely considered at the distribution level….