Solar Photovoltaic

  • Residents will have an opportunity to save money by using the sun.
  • Clean Energy Collective, or CEC, a solar provider, and Black Hills Energy, an electric utility, have announced plans to bring a roofless community solar facility to Pueblo, Colorado and the surrounding area.
  • The Wilson City Council approved a renewable energy policy that was tabled in February pending the $1.2 billion sale of electric generation assets to Duke Energy Progress.
  • These actions build on state leadership, all across America, to continue to expand opportunities to install energy saving technologies in households today, particularly those that need it most, while driving the development of innovative, low-cost clean energy technologies for tomorrow.
  • Not too long ago, many U.S. utilities viewed solar power rather warily - as a disruptive threat to revenue and a challenge to grid stability. But a growing number of utilities of late have been making big investments in solar.
  • Customers of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. who install solar panels on their roofs would see a different billing structure under a plan filed with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
  • The Swiss Technical University HSR Rapperswil uses a rooftop PV plant with a capacity of 7.4 kW to produce methane. The power-to-methane pilot and demonstration plant is intended as a long-term experiment to analyse the advantages of storing energy as methane
  • The Swiss Technical University HSR Rapperswil uses a rooftop PV plant with a capacity of 7.4 kW to produce methane. The power-to-methane pilot and demonstration plant is intended as a long-term experiment to analyse the advantages of storing energy as methane
  • Tucson Electric Power Co. must wait for its next full rate case to request changes that would cut savings for customers with rooftop solar arrays.
  • Tucson Electric Power Co. must wait for its next full rate case to request changes that would cut savings for customers with rooftop solar arrays.
  • Courtesy of New York’s REV

    Jun 23, 2015 | Richard Kauffman

    While companies like Facebook, Amazon and Uber have embraced connectivity and distributed technologies to transform the ways we socialize, shop and travel, our energy system has changed little since the time of Thomas Edison.

  • A case study in renewable energy for colleges and universities

    May 28, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    To attract environmentally-conscious students, educational institutions have to collaborate with renewable energy providers and utility professionals to implement green solutions on campus, demonstrating their leadership on the issue of sustainability. 

  • Looking at grid-connected solar-plus-battery systems

    Apr 12, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Bodhi Rader, a senior associate in the electricity practice at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and a former energy industry analyst at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, gives us a look inside RMI's recent "Economics of Load Defection" study. 

  • Apr 05, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    California has become the first state with more than 5 percent of its annual utility-scale electricity generation from utility-scale solar power, according to EIA's Electric Power Monthly.

  • Mar 05, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Utilities continue to provide reliable, affordable, and increasingly clean electricity around the clock to customers, all the while tackling new disruptions such as integrating new renewable power resources and optimizing the power grid for operational efficiency with an evolving distribution grid. 

  • Feb 10, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    You’ll notice in this issue a common theme---namely that no one is super sure what a smart city is, nor what a smart city will become. We’re feeling that out, as is perfectly understandable for people trying to both grasp and build the future at the same time. So, we've gathered insights to help from MIT, EPRI, Con Edison, SEPA, ComEd, AMP, a few cities, some academics, Harley Davidson and one data scientist to tell you if your utility needs someone just like him. 

  • Case studies in renewables integration and the evolving grid
  • Traditional utilities meet a new solar wave
  • part of the women-in-energy article series

    Aug 20, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Julia Hamm, president and CEO of the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), opens up the utility industry to the sun—both literally and figuratively. 

  • Chasing the sun

    Jul 31, 2014 | Jack Azagury

    Energiewende has become one of the most talked about topics in the utilities industry and perhaps one of the most notorious. It has also become the example of how not to do energy policy. Here are lessons learned.