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  • Direct Energy Joins Residential Solar Fray With $54M Acquisition Of Astrum Solar

    29 July 2014, 2:00 pm by: Eric Wesoff

    Today's acquisition of solar installer Astrum Solar for $54 million by energy services company Direct Energy (a subsidiary of Centrica) is another sign of the solar industry's health and dynamism. GTM Research expects the U.S. residential PV market to exceed 1…
  • Green Charge Networks Banks $56M From K Road DG to Finance ‘No-Money-Down’ Energy Storage

    29 July 2014, 12:30 pm by: Eric Wesoff

    An emerging energy storage player just received a very big chunk of capital.…
  • The Reformation Begins: New York Utility Proposes Community Solar, Microgrids-as-a-Service

    29 July 2014, 12:16 pm by: Katherine Tweed

    As the New York Public Service Commission debates a proposal to reform the state's distribution utilities, Central Hudson Gas & Electric is getting out in front of the coming changes.…
  • Networking and Aggregating EVs With a Universal EV-to-Grid Control Platform

    29 July 2014, 11:00 am by: Jeff St. John

    Plug-in electric vehicles could be a real threat to future grid stability, overloading neighborhood circuits and causing major problems for utilities. Alternatively, they could be a  “killer app” for the grid edge, able to delay charging to avoid local or…
  • BGE Builds Its Own Algorithms to Squeeze More Out of Voltage Conservation

    29 July 2014, 9:00 am by: Katherine Tweed

    Baltimore Gas & Electric has been involved in voltage conservation for more than four decades. But business as usual was no longer enough after the EmPOWER Maryland initiative was passed in 2008.…
  • Why Does a Building From 1971 Function Better Than a Brand-New LEED Building?

    29 July 2014, 8:57 am by: Domenic Armano

    As the energy efficiency industry gets more sophisticated, building owners and managers are increasingly interested in optimizing energy use with new technology and state-of-the-art equipment. It's critical to understand, however, that while next-generation…
  • The Grid Edge Council Is Making Its Mark

    28 July 2014, 12:01 pm by: Allison Junkins

    It has been nine months since Greentech Media coined the term "grid edge," launched a free 70-page report on the topic, and formed the Grid Edge Executive Council.…
  • Ontario to Become Energy Lab with 34MW of ‘All-of-the-Above’ Energy Storage

    28 July 2014, 6:55 am by: Jeff St. John

    California may have the world’s biggest grid-scale energy storage mandate -- but Canada’s Ontario province may have the world’s most varied one.…
  • SolarCity Quietly Moving to Loans and Customer-Owned Solar

    28 July 2014, 6:50 am by: Eric Wesoff

    Officially, SolarCity, Sunrun and Vivint do not offer loans for the residential photovoltaic (PV) systems that they help finance and install.…
  • ComEd Will Install World’s Largest Superconductor Cable

    28 July 2014, 6:45 am by: Katherine Tweed

    When it comes to resiliency, utilities are taking many different paths. Some are raising substations to protect them from flooding. Others are replacing wood utility poles with metal ones, and others still are investing in state-of-the-art software and…

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