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Solar Enables More Homes to Participate in Demand Response

November 10th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

As more households and businesses install rooftop solar and begin tracking their energy production, an increasing number of solar hosts are diving into a variety demand response opportunities —some at the behest of the utilities — to reduce their electricity bills


Google Home: A Platform For Intelligent Energy Management Solutions

October 3rd, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Google is well known for big brands and great design, which made the acquisition of leading intelligent thermostat company Nest an obvious target. After the acquisition, the two companies set out to join forces, looking for opportunities to leverage each other as a platform to do more, together


What About Florida? Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, & Regulatory Backwardness In The Sunshine State — Part 10

March 4th, 2018 | by Danny Parker

I’ll close the series by offering two small informational gifts to my patient readers. One is my thoughts on how the Florida Public Service Commission might provide the right signals to help us to make better progress in the Sunshine State. After all, the utilities are simply doing what they can to maximize their profits within the rules of being a regulated monopoly. The rules are the problem


What About Florida? Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, & Regulatory Backwardness In The Sunshine State — Part 7: Using Efficiency, Solar, & Storage To Hunt The “Duck Curve”

January 29th, 2018 | by Danny Parker

For several years now, there have been increasing complaints from utilities about the resulting load shape from owners with solar systems. This is the so called “duck curve” which has gotten a lot of attention from utility alarmists. In some sense, it has been a way of claiming that rooftop solar is a profound problem for utilities. We will show here that this problem can be (and will be) solved


Nest Expands Into Mexico

April 12th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Everyone's favorite smart thermostat company is expanding its business into Mexico -- though, unfortunately, it looks as if only the Nest Cam will be immediately available.


10 Top Cleantech Christmas Gifts

December 4th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan

CleanTechnica is largely a consumer-oriented website, so it seemed like we should do one of those "top 10 gifts" thingies. Here's my shot at 10 top cleantech Christmas gifts (or Hanukkah gifts, Kwanzaa gifts, winter is long and cold gifts, etc.)


Flexiwatts — Say What?

January 7th, 2016 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

Originally published on RMI Outlet. By Titiaan Palazzi and Sam Ramirez We are accustomed to buying our electricity from utilities: [&hellip



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