LG Solar and the Sense Solar Home Energy Monitor Provide Solar Output Data, Detailed Home Energy Usage, Costs; Embedded Advanced Metering Data Transmits Wirelessly to Smartphone

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Solar backers pan California’s net metering plan, hint at a possible federal challenge

Renewable Energy World

Solar energy advocates reacted strongly to proposed changes to California’s net metering program. Increased storage is intended to help the state cut its reliance on fossil fuels during early evening hours, when the sun is down and energy demand is still high.


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6 Ways Businesses Can Save with Renewable Energy (No Electricity Bills + Tax Incentives)

The Environmental Blog

The good news is that the mass adoption of solar energy presents another opportunity to save money. Installing and maintaining commercial solar panels requires minimal effort and is an effective way for businesses to free up monthly cash flow. Reduced or Eliminated Energy Bills.

Accelerating energy transition by forming virtual power plants on blockchain

Renewable Energy World

Influenced by the increasing penetration of “behind-the-meter” distributed energy resources (DER), power systems are experiencing a paradigm shift from a centralized structure to a decentralized one. DER News Opinion & Commentary Solar

Solar advocates, Duke Energy reach net metering agreement in North Carolina

Renewable Energy World

Duke Energy and solar industry stakeholders have reached an agreement on net metering policy in North Carolina that will help expand distributed solar generation and benefit utility customers, the parties announced Tuesday. Follow @EngelsAngle.

California regulators issue their solar NEM-3 plan

Renewable Energy World

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued its much-anticipated plan to revise the state’s current Net Energy Metering (NEM) rules and create a Net Billing Tariff that it said would balance the needs of the “electric grid, the environment, and consumers.”

Who really benefits from solar net metering?

Renewable Energy World

Most people know solar power benefits the people who use it because it reduces their utility costs. In fact, some solar-powered homeowners don’t pay anything for electricity. What exactly is Net Metering? Customers are only billed for their “net” energy use.

Top 2022 Trends in Solar Energy Systems


Consumer interest in solar energy continues to rise. Whether it’s a commitment to reduce carbon emissions or a desire for greater energy resilience, homeowners are seeking to learn how to incorporate solar energy systems into their homes.

Tinytag data loggers used to inform innovative energy solutions

Envirotec Magazine

With increasing pressure for electrical and heating appliances to meet energy efficiency ratings , it can be a challenge to find a solution that both works and is profitable for small businesses and enterprises. Energy Sponsored Gemini Data Loggers

Massachusetts finds early success with behind-the-meter energy storage program

Renewable Energy World

Massachusetts has found early success with its behind-the-meter energy storage incentive program. ConnectedSolutions tripled the 2020 goal of Massachusetts' Clean Peak Energy Standard but fell 27 MW short of the energy efficiency program administrators' 2019-2021 three-year plan.

Elon Musk and Bill Walton voice their opposition to proposed California solar rule changes

Renewable Energy World

Tesla’s Elon Musk and solar evangelist Bill Walton called on California officials to reject proposed changes to the state’s residential solar rooftop rules. That effort failed as the proposed solar reform measure never made it to a vote.

5 Benefits of Solar Energy to the Environment

The Environmental Blog

Solar energy in the forest. That is why today, we will be looking at how solar companies like EVOLVsolar are working towards a happier future; a future that relies on renewable energy for our power. So how does solar energy benefit the environment?

Who benefits from Solar Net Metering?

U.S. Green Technology

Solar energy is a reliable source of renewable energy. The benefits of solar power cannot be understated. It is clean and provides independence from power utility companies. In some cases, solar-powered buildings do not pay any electric.

American Electric Power, Sempra launch sustainable finance frameworks

Renewable Energy World

American Electric Power – operator of the nation’s largest electricity transmission system – announced on Monday the launch of a Sustainable Finance Framework (SFF) to support the funding of social and environmental projects.

From smart meters to big batteries, co-ops emerge as clean grid laboratories

Renewable Energy World

By Frank Jossi, Energy News Network. A wave of pilot programs by Minnesota electric cooperatives is saving customers money and providing useful data for larger utilities considering new technology and pricing models to encourage grid efficiency. Credit: Great River Energy / Courtesy.

A 21st-century reinvention of the electric grid is crucial for solving the climate change crisis

Renewable Energy World

Then, beginning around 2009, first wind turbines and then solar photovoltaic panels decreased enough in cost to become competitive in electricity markets. will need to nearly triple its 2020 growth rate for the grid to be 80% powered by clean energy by 2030. (As

The sun-to-car connection: SolarEdge provides the missing link from solar panels to EV charging


An EV is a fine thing on its own—but it becomes truly transformative as part of a local system that also includes solar panels, battery storage and smart charging. SolarEdge’s power optimizer is an intelligent electronic chip that connects to each PV module in an array.

Discover How Saving Energy Can Help The Environment

The Environmental Blog

Every person on the planet can help to save it by saving energy. This is easier to do than you may think: It starts with getting your local electrician Sydney to check your electrics and ensure they are safe and you don’t have electric leakage. How To Save Energy. Energy

Solar Energy Monitoring Systems: Thomas Neyhart Explains why Performance Matters

U.S. Green Technology

Thomas Neyhart Explains why Performance Matters The benefits of solar energy are empirical, says Thomas Neyhart. But it is important for consumers to measure these benefits and gauge the performance of their solar panels.

Silicon Valley Clean Energy and UtilityAPI Want to Free Your Meter Data


Why can’t you get an accurate, fact-based online quote for a rooftop solar system, backup battery or electric vehicle charger as easily as getting a quote on, say, a mortgage refinancing or home insurance policy? His company has built a technology platform to manage the open, transparent and secure exchange of energy data, and this week the California-based based startup announced a pilot project with Silicon Valley Clean Energy to test it out.

Emporia’s energy management system prepares for the bidirectional EV charging future


Total control of power usage: from solar to EV and back to the house. Emporia Energy, which makes an energy management system for homes and small businesses, has launched a new smart Level 2 charger, and plans to offer bidirectional capability soon.

Behind-the-Meter Battery Pioneer Stem to Take SPAC Route to Public Markets


Stem, the decade-old behind-the-meter battery startup that was seeking a buyer earlier this year to bolster its growth ambitions, is now launching a plan to go public via a special-purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC) reverse merger.

How energy providers can prepare for summer heat with innovative solutions

Renewable Energy World

Last summer’s record heat waves triggered a surge in power demand that maxed out supplies and led to outages across the West. California and other states are pushing to use clean electricity to power vehicles and buildings to cut carbon, which will increase demand.

Tigo Energy Powers Solar Monitoring and Energy Showcases for SCE Energy Solutions in Australia


Award-winning commercial installer capitalizes on Tigo Energy Intelligence (EI) software to reduce site visits and provide unparalleled service for large and small solar sites

Distributed solar+storage should qualify for Minnesota utility energy efficiency programs

Renewable Energy World

Due to interconnection delays, Minnesota utilities plan to replace their fossil fuel generators with utility-scale solar in Integrated Resource Plans. But that diminishes distributed scale solar prospects. Vote Solar and others have proposed an alternative plan with distributed solar.

7 Energy-Saving Changes To Implement In Your Household

The Environmental Blog

Many households today are spending so much more energy than they’ve been doing so in the past. The more you depend on these gifts of technology, it also means that your energy consumption will soar. Switch To Renewable Energy Sources. It doesn’t succumb to power interruptions.

The 10 home appliances that Consume the most energy

Renewable Energy World

When it comes to residential energy consumption, people are constantly striving for ways to reduce their monthly bills and energy usage and wastage. The above graphic shows which appliances use the most energy by the percentage of total end-use in single-family homes.

How You Can Save Energy at Home

The Environmental Blog

There are a number of different ways that you can make a difference, save energy and reduce your own carbon footprint. 1. Energy Efficient Lightbulbs. Lightbulbs that are energy efficient are now becoming a staple in many modern homes, and they should be in yours, too. Energ

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Here’s how pumped hydro works as an energy storage resource

Renewable Energy World

Batteries get hyped, but pumped hydro provides the vast majority of long-term energy storage essential for renewable power. is going to need a lot more solar and wind power generation, and lots of cheap energy storage. To rely more on wind and solar power, the U.S.

Top Predictions For The Renewable Energy Market in 2021

The Environmental Blog

The global economy of 2020 was primarily shaped by the coronavirus pandemic which greatly affected energy usage, project engagement and investments worldwide. The UK government published the Energy White Paper in December 2020, with a 10-point-plan for a ‘green industrial revolution’.

Electric grid sale presents rare opportunity for Rhode Island, clean energy advocates say

Renewable Energy World

by Lisa Prevost, Energy News Network. They want officials to insist, as a pre-condition of approval, that PPL present specifics as to how it will enable the state to meet its commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2030 and, under the Act on Climate , net-zero emissions by 2050.

Minneapolis battery pilot will test vision for sharing solar power with neighbors

Renewable Energy World

Contributed by Frank Jossi, Energy News Network. Four batteries are being installed at a North Minneapolis green jobs training center in one of the country’s first “virtual power plant” pilot projects. Each battery will simulate a household buying and selling power with neighbors.

A decidedly impartial review of Mark Jacobson’s 100% Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything

Renewable Energy World

I’ve known Mark for over ten years, even before I learned of his audacious roadmap for powering New York state with 100% renewable energy. states to be mapped for renewable energy by Mark and his team of students at Stanford University (see Mark’s abbreviated bio, below).

Top Environmental-friendly Tricks To Reduce Your Monthly Bills

Green Living Guy

You may think that your energy bill is out of your control. This might be true, but it doesn’t mean you can’t make a difference. This blog post will go over some practical ways to reduce the amount of money you spend on utilities each month.

Montana’s renewable energy city coalition grows

Renewable Energy World

For this episode of our Voices of 100% series of the Local Energy Rules Podcast , host John Farrell talks with Helena Sustainability Coordinator Patrick Judge and Citizens Conservation Commission Member Mark Juedeman. Warily Partnering with Northwestern Energy.

Australia tests residential solar+storage as a virtual power plant

Renewable Energy World

Project Symphony will investigate the use of distributed energy resources in Western Australia’s energy market. million from the Western Australia government and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). New rooftop solar PV rules. DER News Solar

Manage Energy Consumption with a Fronius Smart Meter

Solar Power World

The appliances in your home all contribute to your energy usage and ultimately your electrical bills. How do you know which ones are the biggest drains on energy? The Fronius Smart Meter can help you determine how to optimize your energy production and make the most of your solar investment. The post Manage Energy Consumption with a Fronius Smart Meter appeared first on Solar Power World.

Wallbox introduces home energy management solutions for the US market


Barcelona-based Wallbox (NYSE:WBX) has added its Eco-Smart and Power Boost home energy management features to its US charging products. Eco-Smart and Power Boost now come standard with Wallbox’s Pulsar Plus, a 48-amp, 11.5

Organic Valley loans dairy farmers funds for renewable energy


Organic Valley loans dairy farmers funds for renewable energy. RePlant’s first loan in January 2020 went to a Kansas family farm to install moisture probes to reduce water usage. Our loan fund provides equal access across the country to clean energy funding. Renewable Energy.

Drone data helps a Minnesota city conserve energy

Renewable Energy World

For this episode of the Local Energy Rul es Podcast, host John Farrell speaks with City Administrator Shannon Mortenson of Warren, Minnesota. Warren owns its utilities, including electric and gas, so Mortenson’s role as city administrator includes oversight of the city’s energy supply.

Tigo Energy Brings the Power of Energy Intelligence to Solar Installers at ENEX New Energy

Alternative Energy Mag

Tigo joins partner Soltec to showcase Module Level Power Electronics (MLPE) and monitoring solutions at trade show in Poland

Utilities must educate customers about their power to curb climate change

Renewable Energy World

The renewable energy industry and utilities have a unique opportunity to educate consumers about how that buying power can turn into climate action. Read more: The automated vessel designed to transport electricity from offshore wind farms to shore. Make the move to clean energy.

The role of antitrust law in creating energy democracy

Renewable Energy World

For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, a rebroadcast of episode 127 of the Building Local Power Podcast , host John Farrell speaks with guest Jean Su. Energy Justice and the Center for Biological Diversity. episode 124 of Local Energy Rules.

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