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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.


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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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

A new love story: Electric vehicles and the electric grid


A new love story: Electric vehicles and the electric grid. How will the electrical grid handle so many vehicles charging at once? Especially when fast-charging stations gulp down prodigious amounts of power? Electric Vehicles.

These solar panels are harvesting the sun twice in Kenya


Solar panels could be used to improve crop production, according to new research. The project showed increased agricultural production on land where solar panels were used to provide cover for the crops. While solar panels being used to generate electricity is not new to Kenya , the idea of using solar panels for agricultural production is. The agrivoltaics technique allows users to harvest solar energy twice.

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.

New Jersey Approves PSE&G’s $778M Smart Meter Rollout


million smart meters — but with regulator insistence that it share the benefits of the data they will collect with its customers. That’s approaching two-thirds of the 159 million meters in the country. Building customer and distributed energy values into AMI.

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.

Trimark Operations Center now offers real-time utility-scale solar monitoring

Solar Power World

Trimark Associates, a leading provider of SCADA, metering and energy storage technology solutions for the electric power industry, announced that the Trimark Operations Center’s (TOC) advanced alerting system now can continually determine if devices are online and operating correctly.

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.

Keep trackers following the sun with proper O&M

Solar Power World

Mounting solar panels on tracking systems instead of fixed-tilt racking increases the energy yield of a project. Monitoring single-axis trackers Distributed and centralized trackers come with different requirements for O&M operators. Distributed… The post Keep trackers following the sun with proper O&M appeared first on Solar Power World.

Smart Meters Set for $30B Gusher of Investment Over Next 5 Years


Utilities around the world will invest around $30 billion over the next five years to install more than 300 million smart meters, bringing many of the world’s most populous countries to full deployment but leaving other parts of the globe with relatively low penetration.

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.

Albania’s first floating solar plant starts commercial operations

Renewable Energy World

European renewable energy generator Statkraft, in collaboration with Norwegian supplier Ocean Sun, has started commercial operations at the first unit of its floating solar project in Albania. The first unit, comprising 1536 solar panels, has an installed capacity of 0.5

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.

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?

Sense Solar adds more home solar monitoring capabilities to app

Solar Power World

Sense has updated the Sense app to track how much of a solar home’s energy is powered by the sun right now and how much is coming from the utility or going back to the grid. Components Monitoring News Software sense

How Effective is Water for Electricity?

Green Living Guy

Next month’s electricity bill will increase — and your water payment will jump, too. Not many people realize the link between water and electricity. The post How Effective is Water for Electricity? What happens when you don’t turn the lights off when you leave a room?

The Carmaker Putting Solar Panels on Its Electric Vehicles


A German startup aims to sell a self-charging electric car covered in solar panels from 2022 after raising nearly $60 million in a recent 50-day crowdfunding campaign. But the most innovative feature is the presence of 248 solar cells spread across the outside of the car.

A Blockchain-Enabled Smart Meter for Clean Power Trading?


Blockchain’s energy sector uses range from the highly speculative—think peer-to-peer energy trading using cryptocurrency raised in initial coin offerings (ICOs)—to more incremental efforts, grounded in real-world challenges of operating an increasingly decentralized power grid.

What’s next for ‘NEM 3.0’ net metering solar policy in California

Renewable Energy World

Analysis by Sage Energy Consulting estimates the value of California solar could drop 40-80% under the proposed policy change. CPUC is expected to release the 'Net Energy Metering 3.0' The debate over net metering policy is not new, and it extends beyond California.

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.

How Much Can You Save With Solar Panels? A Helpful Guide

The Environmental Blog

Many people around the world are having solar panels installed in their homes. There are already two million homes in the US that have solar panels installed, and many more currently weighing up the benefits of making the switch. How Much Do You Save With Solar Panels? Energy

How can you save energy working from home?

The Environmental Blog

Therefore, employees may need to optimise their energy costs to save energy and money at home. Top tip to heating a room using minimum energy! Use a smart power strip. The heating is not the only way you can optimise your energy. Energy

AEP OnSite Partners signs LOI to develop solar field to power cryptocurrency mining

Renewable Energy World

Sangha Systems, through its subsidiary 82 River North, said it will generate additional value by using sensor technology to track and trace every kilowatt-hour flowing between the solar panels, its mining rigs, and the grid. ” C&I News Solar

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Solar-powered remote grid will help California utility customers stay powered up during fire season

Renewable Energy World

The first operational remote grid for California’s largest investor-owned utility will be made up of an integrated solar, battery, and generator system. Since then, PG&E has provided temporary diesel generation to meet Briceburg’s power needs.

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.

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

The solution for multi-agent site monitoring

Envirotec Magazine

The system allows the simultaneous monitoring and reporting of noise, dust, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and vibration as well as wind speed and direction for an all-encompassing assessment of emitted levels. Dust Monitoring & Control Gas Monitoring & Detection Sponsored Casella

10 reasons to reject NEM 3.0 in California

Renewable Energy World

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) postponed oral arguments on its proposed revisions to the state’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) rules, likely delaying a vote on the draft beyond the current January 27 date. Now consider D, a solar customer who pays $50 a month.