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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1On December 14, the Edison Foundation Institute for Electric Innovation (IEI) will release the first book of a three-part series, titled Thought Leaders Speak Out: Key Trends Driving Change in the Electric Power Industry. The new book is a collection of essays by electric utility, policy, and technology thought leaders focused on three power sector megatrends, including: the transition to a clean energy future, an increasingly digital and distributed power grid, and individualized customer services.
  • Solar Power Rocks has released its 2016 State Solar Power Rankings. The report contains ratings of all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on twelve key criteria leading to strong financial results for homeowners interested in installing solar panels. State summaries include links to pages with detailed discussions of policy, incentives and rules that affect each state’s residential solar power prospects.
  • According to a new report, strong policy frameworks in the Latin American countries of Brazil, Mexico and Argentina have led to increased investment in renewable power over the past few years, and these nations’ future targets suggest the landscape is ripe for further clean energy growth in the region, says research and consulting firm GlobalData.
  • Duke Energy Renewables is increasing savings for commercial solar customers through an alliance with Green Charge Networks, the country’s largest provider of commercial energy storage for retail, industrial and government customers. The agreement provides these customers with “solar firming,” a way to smooth the peaks and valleys of a variable energy source. It also saves customers money by offsetting the higher prices of peak demand power.
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