Dominion Virginia Power will install more than 2000 solar panels on the rooftop of Canon Virginia Inc.'s Industrial Resource Technologies facility in Gloucester, making it the largest roof solar system in the Commonwealth....More
Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency similar to that of modern solar panels....More
As the government encourages more alternative energy installation such as wind and solar, what are the utility companies doing to assure their grids can handle the expansion of the solar generating farms?...More
The California Independent System Operator Corporation Board of Governors approved changes that will help power plant developers better react to changing business conditions that trigger the downsizing of projects, many of which are often highly scalable renewable generators....More
Smart inverters are imperative to integrating large amounts of renewable energy and realizing the many environmental benefits of these resources, while maintaining the vital integrity and reliability of the system that millions of people rely on every day....More
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has confirmed to Southern California Edison that the NRC has identified flaws in how Mitsubishi Heavy Industries used its computer codes to design the failed steam generators at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station....More
Renewable energy projects in the United States experienced a banner year in 2012, with wind deployment adding a record 13,124 MW of capacity and solar adding 3,313 MW of solar photovoltaic capacity....More
California has encouraged residential PV solar to the degree that it could break the system. But maybe California will also lead the way to mitigating the grid operating problems caused by large amounts of solar....More
Utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) power plants that support grid stability and reliability are becoming available as PV generation grows to the point of making a significant contribution to the grid, and “grid-friendly” features are clearly needed....More
The Energy Department released two new reports this week showcasing record growth across the U.S. wind market -- increasing America’s share of clean, renewable energy and supporting tens of thousands of jobs nationwide...More
The Western Electric Industry Leaders Group is urging the installation of “smart inverters” on all new solar generators in the region to ensure the smooth integration of these environmentally friendly resources onto the electric grid....More
Mission-critical customers — hospitals, military bases, data centers and others — depend on having 100-percent reliable power. Many are turning to microgrids as a primary source of backup generation. Watch this video to learn how utilities are building new revenue streams by offering microgrids as a service to these kinds of customers.
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