On this week’s Energy Gang: We look at a controversial report on renewables targets from the University of Chicago.by Stephen Lacey
In the words of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, we will enter a time soon when we no longer make our morning toast with energy sent from a power plant hundreds of miles away. Peduto is describing an evolution toward a more decentralized power grid, a shifting away from electricity delivered via large central power plants and long transmission lines.
While energy industry insiders are well aware of these changes, many energy consumers are not. For those managing large energy budgets, such as commercial operations, industrial facilities, hospitals and universities, this can mean money left on the table. Microgrid Knowledge produced this report, sponsored by NRG Energy, Inc., to help these sectors understand the suite of new energy options.
How Facebook’s Predictive Grid Map Can Identify African Off-Grid Market Opportunities
To bring electricity to the 600 million Africans without it, we must first know where they are. New tools are emerging that will allow developers to more efficiently target opportunities.by Lucy Shaw and Jake Cusack
10 Mistakes I’ve Made Selling and Installing Battery Storage Systems
The CEO of Silicon Valley’s Cinnamon Energy Systems boils down his biggest lessons from the residential battery business—from buggy software and interconnection delays to understanding customers’ emotions.by Barry Cinnamon