Advanced Energy Perspectives

NEWS: From Offshore Wind to Energy Software-as-a-Service, AEE Members are Building America’s “New Normal”

Posted by Lexie Briggs

Feb 10, 2017 12:04:58 PM

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Since the U.S. Department of Energy released the 2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report last month, several reports have come out from industry trade groups, and, though they focus on different things, there’s one overarching conclusion. As the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook says, there’s a new normal in America, and that normal is advanced energy. AEE members are making it so, from energy efficiency and big data to making solar + storage available to everyone.

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NEWS: Utility of the future? Utility now! Plus: Solar Peakers

Posted by Lexie Briggs

Feb 3, 2017 1:42:01 PM

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Not too long ago, the media was heralding a possible end to the current era of utilities, calling them “dinosaurs” and debating the speed with which the “utility death spiral” would overtake them. Over the past few years, it’s become clear that utilities aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, but the utility business model is undergoing significant and permanent changes – driven by advanced energy. On that point, this week we saw a lot of thinking, and doing, in the news.

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NEWS: LIPA Contracts for Offshore Wind, Solar Stabilizes the Grid, Tesla Builds a Bigger Battery

Posted by Lexie Briggs

Jan 27, 2017 1:14:46 PM

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Image of Block Island Wind Farm, Rhode Island. 

This week, advanced energy brought winds of prosperity to all corners. New York’s Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) this week approved a plan to build the largest offshore wind farm in the U.S. to date, and with more to come. And AEE members show how solar power and storage can take on functions normally assigned to peaker plants. Just another week in advanced energy news.

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NEWS: States Strengthen RPS; Are Solar and Wind Becoming ‘Base-Cost’ Power? Should California Have ‘Shot for the Stars’?

Posted by Lexie Briggs

Jan 20, 2017 2:00:21 PM

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This week, much of the news media is tied up with what’s happening in Washington, D.C., but advanced energy never stops working. From Utility Dive’s story of advanced energy job growth to more coverage of the love affair between big business and advanced energy, to a California lawmaker musing on whether the state should run on 100% renewable energy, it’s been a week to remember.

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NEWS: National Grid Puts $100M into Sunrun; Tesla builds a rooftop solar farm; Self-Driving Cars Dominate Auto and Consumer Electronics Shows

Posted by Lexie Briggs

Jan 13, 2017 2:21:05 PM

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Image courtesy of BMW.

We’ve entered the mid-winter slump up here in the northern hemisphere, but don’t worry. Between news of major deals and investments and advanced vehicles making headlines at both CES and the Detroit Auto Show, things are certainly looking sunny for advanced energy in the week that was. 

To start this week’s recap off we have Sunrun and National Grid, which have entered into a partnership worth about $100 million. National Grid, a natural gas and electric utility that has more than 20 million customers in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island as well as the United Kingdom, has partnered with Sunrun to sell small-scale solar systems to residential consumers and small commercial customers. The initial goal is to install rooftop solar on 100,000 single family homes in downstate New York, but both companies expect something much larger soon.

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