DERs take center stage at DistribuTECH


At the recent DistribuTECH Conference in San Diego, more than 13,000 attendees spent three engaging days discussing the biggest issues facing utilities today. One of the hottest topics, judging by session attendance and exhibit floor conversations, was Distributed Energy Resource (DER) forecasting and management. DERs are disrupting the utility business…

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SolarAnywhere detects calibration error in nation’s most trusted ground site


How accurate are SolarAnywhere® irradiance data? They are accurate enough to identify an undetected calibration error at one of the nation’s most trusted ground truth stations. Figure 1 presents Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) and Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) measured at the Fort Peck, Montana SURFRAD station and satellite-based SolarAnywhere GHI…

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Tesla and SolarCity Shareholders Approve Acquisition

Today, SolarCity and Tesla shareholders have voted to approve the combination of our companies, enabling the transaction to be completed in the coming days. We would like to thank our shareholders for their continued support throughout this process. We look forward to joining Tesla to show the world what Tesla…

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100,000 Applications in PowerClerk Interconnect and 500K in all PowerClerk products


The proliferation of distributed energy resource (DER) adoption, particularly solar, across the U.S. in recent years has led to a common pattern of records being set, for utilities, installers, and more.  Along those lines, last week marked an important achievement for Clean Power Research – the one hundred thousandth application…

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Version control: Your bankable signpost in a digital world


If you own an iPhone, you’ve seen the familiar message “iOS 9.3.3 is available for your iPhone and is ready to install.” If you’re like me, you hit “Remind me later” a few dozen times before you actually install the update. Call me paranoid, but I always have to take…

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