by Julian Spector
July 09, 2018

It’s been a jam-packed week since my last column, even with a day off to celebrate the nation’s independence.

We saw a surprise financial collapse, a brewing conflict over the future of energy storage in Massachusetts, global expansion from a recently acquired integrator, and significant private equity funding for the sleepy world of thermal storage.

Oh yeah, and PG&E decided to build some of the biggest batteries the world has ever seen in a daring attempt to upstage natural gas as the tool of choice for cost-effective grid reliability.

I’m still waiting for the summer doldrums, when people actually take a break and I can run some playful evergreen content, like “The Five Hottest Solar-Plus-Storage Architectures to Bring to the Beach.”