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  • Can These New Small Wind Companies Finally Duplicate the Success of the Solar Industry?

    20 August 2014, 3:00 pm by: Stephen Lacey

    One of the biggest changes for solar came nearly a decade ago, when Congress created the 30 percent Investment Tax Credit for the technology in a sweeping 2005 energy bill. That was the moment when Wall Street investors started taking solar seriously,…
  • Where Is Distributed Energy Storage Being Deployed in the US?

    20 August 2014, 1:37 pm by: Mike Munsell

    According to GTM Research's Q2 2014 Grid Edge Executive Briefing, released this week, there are approximately 270 distributed energy storage projects (deployed and planned) across the United States. The number of projects is up from 120 at the end of 2013, and…
  • Siluria Wins $30M From Saudi Aramco and VCs to Convert Natural Gas to Commodity Chemicals

    20 August 2014, 11:45 am by: Eric Wesoff

    Fuel and green chemical startup Siluria just landed $30 million in VC and strategic investment. Siluria is looking to use natural gas as a low-cost feedstock for a variety of other fuels and chemicals that have historically been synthesized from petroleum…
  • 6 Summer Stories From GTM Research You May Have Missed

    20 August 2014, 9:30 am by: Mike Munsell

    As summer winds down, days are getting shorter, and in turn, solar modules are producing less and less energy. If you’ve taken some needed vacation during the past few months, you may have missed some big stories coming out of GTM Research.  …
  • Green Jobs: New CEO at RGS Energy, Plus News From Primus, Proterra, A123, Heliae, Innovari

    20 August 2014, 9:00 am by: Eric Wesoff

    RGS Energy, a provider of solar installation and financing for homes and businesses, has named Dennis Lacey as CEO, succeeding Kam Mofid, who has left "to pursue other interests." Mofid had been CEO since July 2012, according to his LinkedIn profile. Prior to…
  • Revenue-Neutral Carbon Fee and Dividend: A Potential Win for the Climate

    20 August 2014, 6:00 am by: Bruce Hagen

    As the bad climate news continues, and states wrestle with the devilish details of EPA's new carbon rule, one has to wonder: is there a better way to fight global warming?…
  • The Next Big Thing: Solar Freakin’ Carports

    19 August 2014, 12:25 pm by: Scott Moskowitz

    Earlier this year, the internet swooned over the idea of turning everyday roads into solar energy systems that could power cities. The tagline of the inventors: "solar freakin' roadways."…
  • AES Betting On Lithium-Ion Batteries for Long-Duration Energy Storage

    19 August 2014, 12:14 pm by: Jeff St. John

    When it comes to storing energy at the scale of the power grid, lithium-ion batteries have a lot of advantages -- and, critics say, some significant drawbacks.…
  • Echelon Ditches the Smart Grid to Focus on the Internet of Things

    19 August 2014, 12:13 pm by: Jeff St. John

    Over the past year, as the smart meter market has hit the doldrums, we’ve seen a number of grid networking players start to look for opportunities in the “internet of things,” or IOT for short -- a broad term that can include everything from smart street…
  • Best Buy Jumps Into Home Automation With Startup Peq

    19 August 2014, 7:59 am by: Martin LaMonica

    Electronics retailer Best Buy is entering the crowded home automation market through a deal with startup Smart Home Ventures, which designed its offering around ease of use.…

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