Turning heat into electricity

What if you could run your air conditioner not on conventional electricity, but on the sun’s heat during a warm summer’s day? With advancements in thermoelectric technology, this sustainable solution might one day become a reality. Thermoelectric devices are made from materials that can convert a temperature difference into electricity,…

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Buy or build? NREL examines the pros and cons for DER application processing systems

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released their independent study on “Improving Interconnection Processes with Online Application Processing Systems” for distributed energy resources (DERs). As DERs become even more prevalent, the toll on internal utility resources to manage the application process is driving more and more utilities to automate…

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