Ron Corio & The Solar Engineers Leading Array Technologies (#CleanTechnica Exclusive, Part 1)

I enjoyed a group of refreshing high-energy people in presentations, lunches, dinners, and solar power plant tours for a few days last week. It lifted my energy in a number of ways. I liked learning about the nuts and bolts of advanced solar power systems — that was part of it. The positive, engaging conversations with smart and oh so lively solar engineers set my standards for dinner companions up a notch. Maybe I like hearing people mention algorithms quite often. I plan to follow this piece with a few more technological posts, but this first one is about solar engineers, the people behind the technology.

The Bankability of Energy Storage Technology

Bankability is a term used in the renewable energy world to describe the likelihood that any particular technology or manufacturer will be funded by financiers. Financiers are looking at the bankability of energy storage via the technology itself and the long-term financial sustainability. Previously financiers needed to trust the revenue projections presented to them, but new software is making these predictions easier.

Orange Button Initiative Launches

We announce the launch of the Orange Button initiative, part of the US Department of Energy’s SunShot initiative. The Orange Button initiative has been designed to simplify and standardize data across the solar project lifecycle, enhance data quality, and make solar transactions more efficient. “Creating unified data standards will help the solar industry … [continued]