by Nicolas Rinaldi
July 15, 2016

Here are the key takeaways from the week in grid edge, solar and other energy news.

Grid Edge News

The Year 2030
This week, GTM Research's Senior VP, Shayle Kann, dusts off his time machine, takes us to the year 2030, and presents us with three ways the distributed grid could take shape over the next 15 years. (story)

200 Homes
The number of homes in Arizona utility APS' territory that will take part in the new Solar Innovation Study program. The program will test ways for customers to control their energy demand, help utilities with load, and explore the benefits of third-party-owned DER technology. Julia Pyper takes a comprehensive look at how APS is attempting to model its customer of the future via the program. (story)

5 New York Utilities
The number of IOUs that submitted their first distributed system implementation plans (DSIP) last week as part of New York's REV process. This week, Katherine Tweed exchanges her summer poolside reading for thousands of DSIP report pages in order to extract key takeaways for Squared members. (story)

$17 Billion
The annual revenue of Korean industrial conglomerate, Doosan. This week, Doosan acquired Seattle-based 1Energy Systems, a provider of distributed energy management software. (story)

17 Elements
The number of metals that fall into the category of rare-earth elements. This week, Honda announced it has co-developed a new hybrid car motor in order to avoid procuring rare-earth metals from China. (story)

$3 Million
The latest investment in Geli, a San Francisco-based energy storage software provider. The investment came from Southern Cross Renewable Energy Venture Capital Fund and will help the company expand operations in Australia. (story)

$200 Million
The investment made by Macquarie Capital in energy storage developer Advanced Microgrid Solutions. The investment will be used to expand the company's contracted, grid-scale energy storage portfolio. (story)

NPRR 777
The ID number of ERCOT's nodal protocol revision request that would allow distributed generation (DG) that already exists to become integrated into ERCOT’s real-time energy market. Jeff St. John provides a comprehensive outlook on the ups and downs of Texas' DG regulatory ambitions this week for Squared members. (story)

4 Strategic Objectives 
The objectives that GTM Research's Andrew Mulherkar sees as drivers for corporate energy management adoption at companies like Amazon, Apple and Google. (story)

7 U.S. States
The number of state markets in which 1-hour and 2-hour commercial energy storage systems are viable today, according to GTM Research. That number is expected to increase to 19 states by 2021. (story)

Solar News

April 23, 2013
The date on which a group of solar companies that included Sunrun, SolarCity, and Sungevity founded the controversial solar advocacy group The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC). This week, Stephen Lacey looks at the work TASC has done to influence state-level solar policy in the U.S. and explores the group's uncertain future after its chairman was abruptly ousted last month. (story)

80,000 Brownfields
The number of brownfields and contaminated lands the U.S. EPA has screened as potential sites for renewable energy development. This week, Steve Goodbody of Soltage asks if the solar industry is missing out on brownfield development opportunities. (story)

Other Energy

$2 per Watt
The current cost of a 100-kilowatt distributed wind energy system from Brooklyn-based United Wind. The venture arm of oil and gas giant Total recently invested an undisclosed sum in the company. (story)

The reduction in energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product since 1990 amongst developing nations. (story)