Explaining the Unfolding Conflict Over Grid Data Access in California
California’s big utilities are planning to unveil online maps that give distributed energy developers much deeper data on grid edge capacity. But they’ve also just banned access to the maps they already have based on data security concerns.by Jeff St. John |
Drones support business efforts to avoid hazardous man-hours; reduce costs for maintenance, inspections, and repairs; and improve efficiencies across energy operations. While drones drastically reduce the amount of time required to do inspections (by more than 95% in the case of solar), they also offer better data to inform business decisions and provide a practical solution for everyday problems facing businesses in Transmission and Distribution (T&D), Wind, and Solar.
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The new energy industry is working to categorize the various types of microgrids and business models. The primary goal is to minimize microgrid system costs such as project development, system design, commissioning, service, support, and funding. Microgrid categories will help promote standardized designs – which will enable repeatable, modular, and scalable systems.
DNV GL's fourth edition of the PV Module Reliability Scorecard analyzes the reliability and durability of PV modules commercially available on the global market. The Scorecard is the most comprehensive comparison of PV module reliability test results publicly available, covering four major tests: thermal cycling, damp heat, dynamic mechanical load and potential induced degradation. The findings provide a data-packed resource for financiers, developers and independent power producers to inform strategies on sourcing PV modules. Download the report to learn more on the key findings and find out which manufacturers made the Top Performers list in our new Historical Scorecard.
It’s both an exciting and tricky time to be a developer, owner or investor of renewable energy projects. The market is increasingly attractive to more players, but factors such as tariffs and the new tax law have also muddied the waters.
A proven alternative to homeowner-controlled or shared connection technologies is migrating your monitoring operations to robust cellular connectivity with an easy-to-use management platform.