DER Program Managers – Get ahead of the storage surge!

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Storage – A Highly Charged Market One way to gauge hot topics in the utility world is to track what’s new on the DistribuTECH Conference agenda. Due to strong interest from utility attendees and the vendor community, the DistribuTECH Conference Committee decided to add a 15th track for the 2018…

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These 3 maps show the absurd growth potential of rooftop solar in America

Solar power in America is on a roll. Over the last decade, the cost of solar installations in the U.S. has fallen by more than 70 percent, and every year has had more solar installed than the last. Since 2010, the nation’s solar power capacity has grown fifteen-fold. And employment…

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What is the value of accurate solar forecasting for utility-scale PV plants?

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The importance and source of solar forecasting With an increasing number of installed utility-scale PV plants and a growing need for predictable energy generation, the solar industry has started paying attention to solar forecasting. The reasons behind this are: Solar generation is variable in nature. Being able to predict solar…

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Can Hawaiian Electric convince customers to invest in solar and battery storage without pushing them off the grid?

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As of September 2016, all three Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO, MECO and HELCO) had reached the Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) Customer Grid-Supply program limit. Now, Hawaiians interested in installing rooftop solar will want to consider installing battery storage to offset most of the electricity they use with solar-generated energy. Of…

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These 3 maps show the absurdly large growth potential of home rooftop solar in America

Solar power in America is on a roll. Over the last decade, the cost of solar installations in the U.S. has fallen by more than 70 percent, and every year has had more solar installed than the last. Since 2010, the nation’s solar power capacity has grown fifteen-fold. And employment…

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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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These are some of America’s cloudiest cities. And guess what: they’re producing tons of solar power.

In many of America’s cloudiest cities, one thing is clear: their residents are producing tons of solar power. Cloudiness and solar energy may seem incompatible, but the truth is that solar panels can provide tremendous value even in cloudy climates. The most famous international example of this is Germany. While…

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