A funny thing happened on the way to creating a more resilient grid in the United States. Rather than promoting technologies that actually do this – like microgrids – the Department of Energy (DOE) is pushing old-style generators that are part of the problem.
Interest is rising in the clean energy microgrid, especially within healthcare, higher education, government and business.
Forward-thinking companies are pushing the cannabis industry to employ a variety of techniques and technologies to reduce energy consumption, cut down operating expenses and be more environmentally friendly
In February, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) released the fifth annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook (awesome/free, available here). Subsequently, one of the most publicized snippets of the report became this: “In 2016, consumers devoted less than 4% of their total annual household spending to energy, the smallest share […]
As the fight against Climate Change has gained momentum, so too has the campaign surrounding Fossil Fuel Divestment, which according to an Oxford University study, is the fastest growing divestment movement in history. On the surface, joining this divestment movement makes logical sense for investors concerned with climate change: man-made greenhouse gases cause climate change, […]
Recently, Solar City announced their new GridLogic program, a turnkey “Microgrid-as-a-Service” solution. For many reasons, this program and others like it, are a huge step forward for the distributed generation market. But, while 2/3 of the major components of this service have been talked about at length within the alternative energy industry, the third and […]
Recently, I’ve noticed an uptick in the interest level surrounding microgrids, undoubtedly driven in part by aggressive new state and local programs incentivizing the concept. While I’m encouraged by the momentum, it’s also apparent that said momentum is concentrated in large part within the energy industry. An understandable scenario given the technical complexity of many […]