Solar news: The microgrid imperative

The Microgrid Imperative

Jennifer Runyon | November 13, 2017
The Microgrid 2017 conference, which ran from November 6-8 in Boston, kicked off with a list of events that point to a desperate need for microgrids, and I bet you’ve heard of them…

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Listen Up: Home Backup Power System Primer

The Energy Show on Renewable Energy World | November 10, 2017
Look around your home. Your landline phone, fireplace and pilot lights (on stoves and hot water heaters) are likely gone.

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[email protected] on Solar PV: Pricing, Grid Defection, Disaster Relief

Jennifer Runyon and Paula Mints | November 13, 2017
Today’s topics include PV module pricing and how the trade case is already impacting prices despite that fact that nothing has been made official yet.

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How Modern is Your State’s Grid?

Jennifer Runyon | November 9, 2017
In solar-heavy states, utilities are grappling with how they might be able to use DERs to help stabilize their grids.

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Blockchain: What Does It Mean for Energy Markets in Africa?

Vanessa Ferrero | November 13, 2017
How a South African startup is using blockchain, and what these new capabilities mean for African energy markets.

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Solar Installers Are Getting Closer to Profitability

Brian Eckhouse | November 10, 2017
There’s long been a Catch-22 about residential solar: despite staggering market demand, it’s been hard to make money doing it—until now.

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Grids of Future: Villages Embracing 4th Industrial Revolution Faster than Cities

Jaideep Bansal | November 10, 2017
I was recently reading an article on the Grid of the Future where prosumers are both the producers and consumers of the power. But if you look at the villages in rural India…

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