Wind Projects 1
A Massive 2GW Wind Farm Is Coming to Oklahoma, and AEP Wants to Own It

A Massive 2GW Wind Farm Is Coming to Oklahoma, and AEP Wants to Own It

Utility interest in the Wind Catcher project highlights just how far the wind industry has come in terms of cost and reliability.

by Julia Pyper
Energy Storage 0
As Redflow Pivots to the Telecom Market, the Australian Flow-Battery Maker Raises More Cash

As Redflow Pivots to the Telecom Market, the Australian Flow-Battery Maker Raises More Cash

The telecom market “is, and always has been, the heartland market for Redflow’s technology.”

by Jason Deign
Policy 2
Al Gore, Michael Lewis and Rick Perry Walk Into a Bar…

Al Gore, Michael Lewis and Rick Perry Walk Into a Bar…

In this week’s Energy Gang episode: Al Gore’s return to the spotlight, Michael Lewis’ blockbuster story on the Energy Department, and the U.K.‘s battery push.

by Stephen Lacey
Off Grid/Energy Access 0
How C&I Projects Are Driving Growth in Kenya’s Small but Promising Solar Market

How C&I Projects Are Driving Growth in Kenya’s Small but Promising Solar Market

The country’s budding commercial-industrial solar sector could be a springboard to a clean and reliable energy future.

by Rosina Norton
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BOS/Inverters 6
Enphase LG AC solar module for rooftop solar

Enphase Is Back With a Microinverter-Integrated Solar Module

The new AC module saves time on installation, but that doesn’t guarantee success for cash-strapped Enphase.

by Julian Spector
Demand Response 4
California’s DRAM Tops 200MW, as Utilities Pick Winners for Distributed Energy as Grid Resources

California’s DRAM Tops 200MW, as Utilities Pick Winners for Distributed Energy as Grid Resources

OhmConnect wins big, Tesla and Sunrun jump into game in the final two-year round of pilot auctions for solar, storage and demand response.

by Jeff St. John
Energy Storage 8
Moixa

UK Sets Course for a Battery-Based Energy Future, Pouring Millions of Pounds Into Storage

On top of all that money for batteries, Britain is banning gas-powered cars too.

by Jason Deign
Grid Optimization 249
Why 100% Renewables May Create an ‘Evolutionary Dead End’

Why 100% Renewables May Create an ‘Evolutionary Dead End’

On this week’s Interchange podcast: A detailed conversation with the lead critic of Mark Jacobson’s 100% renewables modeling.

by Stephen Lacey
Regulation & Policy 5
An Antidote to the Utility-Versus-Renewables Conflict

An Antidote to the Utility-Versus-Renewables Conflict

In a time of tension over the future of the grid, the Rocky Mountain Institute’s eLab Accelerator gets all sides talking.

by Julian Spector
Regulation & Policy 50
EIA Data Reveals California’s Real and Growing Duck Curve

EIA Data Reveals California’s Real and Growing Duck Curve

Midday solar surfeits, steep evening ramps, and the shifting of a state’s electricity demand-supply balance.

by Jeff St. John
Energy Efficiency 6
Energy Efficiency’s Existential Crisis Is Also an Opportunity
Industry Perspective

Energy Efficiency’s Existential Crisis Is Also an Opportunity

The case for creating portfolios of energy efficiency projects to deliver demand reductions where and when utilities need them.

by Matt Golden
Energy 57
Some Final Words From Outgoing GTM Editor Eric Wesoff

Some Final Words From Outgoing GTM Editor Eric Wesoff

GTM’s first employee urges you to keep up the good fight.

by Eric Wesoff
Energy Storage 130
Tesla Is Building the World’s Biggest Battery Plant. Experts Say It ‘Has No Business Case’

Tesla Is Building the World’s Biggest Battery Plant. Experts Say It ‘Has No Business Case’

Could the much-ballyhooed project just be a political point-scoring exercise?

by Jason Deign
Manufacturing 18
Conservative Groups Come Out Against the Suniva, SolarWorld Trade Case

Conservative Groups Come Out Against the Suniva, SolarWorld Trade Case

A new coalition opposing tariffs on imported solar products includes ALEC and The Heritage Foundation.

by Julia Pyper
Utilities 0
Ontario’s Hydro One Makes a $5.3B Offer for Avista

Ontario’s Hydro One Makes a $5.3B Offer for Avista

The big Canadian T&D operator and a small Pacific Northwest gas and electric provider are seeking scale and shared technology to meet renewable and distributed energy goals.

by Jeff St. John
Energy Storage 23
Saltwater’s Second Wave: Aquion Has Emerged From Bankruptcy Under a New Owner

Saltwater’s Second Wave: Aquion Has Emerged From Bankruptcy Under a New Owner

The lithium-ion alternative company that ran through $190 million from investors is back and chasing global markets.

by Julian Spector
Software & Analytics 3
New Startups Fuel Growth in the Energy Blockchain Ecosystem

New Startups Fuel Growth in the Energy Blockchain Ecosystem

Tepco backs Conjoule as the energy blockchain market begins to look a bit crowded.

by Jason Deign
Electric Vehicles 34
Yep, It’s Still Incredibly Hard to Build an Electric Car Startup

Yep, It’s Still Incredibly Hard to Build an Electric Car Startup

Despite Tesla’s success, the high risks of mass-producing an electric car from scratch haven’t changed all that much.

by Katie Fehrenbacher
A New Grid Security Report, DOE’s Budget Battles, and an App That Fails a Utility Security Test

A New Grid Security Report, DOE’s Budget Battles, and an App That Fails a Utility Security Test

Forget the leaked DOE study. We detail the real threats to the U.S. power grid. Plus, dueling energy bills in Congress, a plea for federal R&D, and how not to secure your energy smartphone apps.

by Jeff St. John |
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Policy 17
Why California’s Cap-and-Trade Bill Was Such a Big Deal

Why California’s Cap-and-Trade Bill Was Such a Big Deal

On this week’s Energy Gang podcast: We talk about California’s climate win, a new Google X startup tackling geothermal, and SolarCity executive departures from Tesla.

by Stephen Lacey
Some New Ideas for Redesigning Energy Efficiency Policies

Some New Ideas for Redesigning Energy Efficiency Policies

A look at how to meet demand for energy efficiency and distributed energy resources in a way that meets the needs of customers, utilities and third parties.

by Julia Pyper |
The Companies Saying No to Lithium-Ion

The Companies Saying No to Lithium-Ion

The latest updates from the energy storage iconoclasts.

by Julian Spector |
Energy Storage 6
New York Grapples With the Best Way to Promote Storage: Mandates or Market Reforms?

New York Grapples With the Best Way to Promote Storage: Mandates or Market Reforms?

“The easy way to do things is to have mandates; the harder but more impactful way is to challenge the industry and the utilities to think about different approaches.”

by Julian Spector
Regulation & Policy 13
Aliso Canyon Should Close Permanently, Says California Governor Jerry Brown

Aliso Canyon Should Close Permanently, Says California Governor Jerry Brown

A call to phase out Southern California’s biggest natural-gas storage site in 10 years, and bring in efficiency, solar PV, energy storage and demand response to take its place.

by Jeff St. John
Policy 8
Leaked DOE Grid Report Puts Rick Perry in an Awkward Position. What Will the Final Draft Look Like?

Leaked DOE Grid Report Puts Rick Perry in an Awkward Position. What Will the Final Draft Look Like?

On this week’s Interchange podcast, we debate the consequences of the leaked DOE grid reliability study. Plus, we talk about corporate strategies for buying 100% renewable energy.

by Stephen Lacey
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