The Energy Department has released a new report showing strong progress for the U.S. offshore wind market — including the start of construction of the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm...More
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Simulator for Wind Farm Applications can calculate how undulating ground, whipping blades, surface temperatures, and other variables alter the air flow and energy production at wind farms.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), which has interconnected more rooftop solar power than any utility in America, is proposing smart energy reform in support of sustainable growth of solar power as a vital resource for California....More
A study released by economists at global consulting firm The Brattle Group finds that utility-scale solar photovoltaic systems in the U.S. are significantly more cost effective than residential-scale (rooftop) PV systems...More
When electric customers install solar on their rooftops, some fixed costs required for running the grid can go unrecovered. Our IdeaXchange Xperts weigh in on how to best adjust for this deficiency....More
A report prepared by The Brattle Group for the Advanced Energy Economy Institute finds that high penetration levels of renewable generation are not only technically feasible but are already being managed...More
A major stumbling block to more widespread adoption of renewable energy sources is their variability. Still, utilities are eager for ways to profitably and reliably add these new energy sources to their portfolio. The key to capitalizing on the potential of wind and solar requires a big-picture view supported by energy storage technology to overcome variability issues. Watch this video from ABB Automation & Power World 2015 for expert insights on how to optimize the contribution of your stored energy assets and wring the maximum value out of your operations.
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