With more utilities requiring remote grid support features, Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) such as solar PV systems are more vulnerable than ever to cyberattacks. It is important for the solar industry to address this vulnerability prior to mandating nationwide site connectivity. As solar becomes a larger portion of the US energy mix, this weakness may play a key issue in national security if not addressed.
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Come join us for this GTM Squared interactive call. This quarter's roundtable will focus on electric vehicle markets, technology and policy.
Julia Pyper, author of Squared's weekly Electric Avenue column, will kick off with a presentation on the state of the EV market. Julia will provide expert commentary on the most important trends going into 2019, including:
- How are EV sales trending globally? And how will CAFE standards, oil demand, and battery cost declines impact adoption in the coming years?
- Will utility programs and city and state incentives be enough to spur meaningful EV infrastructure build out?
- Are EV business models and policies evolving as rapidly as the technology to enable opportunities for advanced EV rates, V2G applications and autonomous vehicles?
Navigating the tradeoffs involved with matching PV plus storage business models to the right system design can be challenging. Of the design options available, DC-coupled storage is being recognized globally by utilities, independent power producers (IPPs), solution providers, and institutions like NREL as having a high benefit/cost ratio.
In this webinar, we will consider different types of rapid shutdown systems available in the market, how these affect your project in different ways and what solutions CPS has to help you achieve module-level rapid shutdown simply, safely, and cost effectively.
Come join us for a GTM Squared interactive call on Tuesday, July 17. This quarter's call will focus on grid edge applications: tech innovation, policy and regulation, and power utility business models.
Jeff St. John, author of Squared's weekly Dispatches from the Grid Edge column, will kick off with a presentation on the state of the grid edge market.
After his presentation, Jeff will be joined by Stephen Lacey and Julia Pyper for an editorial roundtable. The group will debate and discuss topics from across the grid edge ecosystem and take questions from audience members.