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The Atom Switch Enables Intelligent EV Charging Without The EVSE

March 20th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Atom Power's solid state Atom Switches offer the functionality of a circuit breaker on the surface, but their real potential stretches far beyond the breaker panel. One exciting application of the Atom Switch is to replace the electric vehicle service equipment, commonly called an electric vehicle charger


Adapting To Fire: How Cities Can Enhance Resilience With Distributed Energy

March 5th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

As California experienced uncharacteristically low precipitation in February, normally its peak rainy season, parts of the state are moving into drought conditions. This is likely to increase wildfire prevalence in the state in 2020, and it underscores the point that communities need to be thinking about a range of strategies to increase their resilience to wildfires


Your Journey Toward A Fully Electric Future Starts With A Single Step

February 29th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Every journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle starts with a single step. It starts with a dissatisfaction for the status quo. With all that said, my encouragement to you today is to take your next step. Take the step that sits in front of you, whether that be to give up your car in favor of a bike, to purchase an electric vehicle, to install solar on your roof, to add a battery backup system, or even to upgrade your electrical panel if that's what's in the cards


Enel X Announces A New Suite Of Intelligent, Connected EV Chargers For 2020

February 28th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Enel X has launched a cohesive new line of EV charging solutions to kick off 2020. The new solutions create a full suite of EV charging solutions designed to solve the needs of customers in residential, workplace, commercial, and public charging. The new family of Enel X chargers builds on the success of the JuiceBox, introducing new variants across the residential charging horizontal as well as complementary products in completely new market verticals


Machine Learning Makes More Money For Renewable, Fleet, & Microgrid Operators

January 20th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

Machine learning initiatives are emerging in multiple markets where there are less irrational forces at play than are seen in the stock market. Commodity and energy markets have clear drivers for price, and emerging ancillary markets such as demand management are providing new and often complex ways to gain a profitable edge


Tesla Powerwall 2 Arrives Just In Time As Power Cuts Worsen In South Africa

December 17th, 2019 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

On the 9th of this month, for the first time ever, Eskom, South Africa’s national power utility company, implemented Stage 6 Load shedding in which Eskom had to shed a load of 6000 MW to stabilise the grid. South Africa’s current installed capacity is 49.4 GW, according to the Draft Integrated Recourse Plan (2018) from South Africa’s Department of Energy


Utility Adds 2.5 MW Of Demand Response Capabilities With Very Unusual “Batteries”

November 2nd, 2019 | by Scott Cooney

Hawaiian Electric (HECO) recently added 2.5MW of grid services to its grid, allowing it to store energy during peak solar and wind production periods, and did so without any traditional batteries, flywheels, or pumped hydro. Even better, the hardware required is very minimal, and in fact, most of it already exists in every residential grid in the world


Solar+Storage Killer App From DR Microgrid (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)

October 16th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

One of the stealth technologies that was unveiled at the recent Solar Power International trade show in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago is the plug-and-play solar+storage+nanogrid solution from start-up DR Microgrid, of Santa Ana, CA. It looks like a killer app because it is the only other system of its kind on the US market except that of Sonnen, which is more expensive, says DR Microgrid President AJ Perkins


Solar, Storage, & EV Charging: The Holy Trinity Of Home Energy Management At #SPI2019

October 9th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Solar Power International landed in Salt Lake City, Utah this year and CleanTechnica was on the ground meeting with the change makers, the disruptors, the doers, the movers, and the shakers. We've been diving into some of the companies we talked with, but having covered SPI for several years now, we wanted to highlight one of the newer arrivals at the show: electric vehicles


Generac Pivots From Generators Into Residential Energy Storage & Solar At #SPI2019

October 4th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

We connected with Generac's Chief Marketing Officer and president of its new clean energy business, Russ Minick, at SPI 2019, to talk about its big pivot into energy storage products to learn more about where that strategy came from. Right off the bat, Russ said that Generac had been eyeing the residential energy storage market for quite some time, but until recently, felt that, "it wasn't worth the diversion of focus."


The Short List Of Climate Actions That Will Work

September 29th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

The following are the climate change solutions or approaches that I see from my investigations and discussions as gaining consensus and consilience on their viabiilty. It's not the how, but the what


sonnen & Wasatch Group Launch Largest Residential Virtual Power Plant — 12.6 MWh

August 27th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

A new community of apartments in Herriman, Utah is being built from the ground up with a next generation energy storage system thanks to 12.6 megawatt-hours of sonnen's ecoLinx battery systems. The new system will aggregate the energy storage and power output capabilities of 600 of sonnen's 20 kWh ecoLinx intelligent energy storage units installed across the community into a single virtual power plant


Curtailment Is The Easy Answer

June 15th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

In a recent article, we found that curtailment of renewables may be cheaper than grid scale energy storage. Sometimes, the [&hellip



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