Advanced Energy Perspectives

NEWS: Blockchain Microgrid; Cities Go EV Shopping; Fortune Tells Offshore Wind Tale

Posted by Lexie Briggs

Mar 17, 2017 1:13:06 PM

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Small batch, local electricity? Photo by Simon Syon.

This week, advanced energy goes mainstream! From an article in the New York Times about a solar microgrid in Brooklyn with a unique payment scheme, to cities across the country shopping for electrified fleet vehicles, to American offshore wind becoming more of the norm, this week’s news was full of commonplace advanced energy becoming more, well, commonplace. Read on for all that, plus a healthy dose of AEE member news.

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NEWS: Energy Storage Charges Up to Serve Homes and the Grid, with AEE Members at the Helm

Posted by Lexie Briggs

Mar 3, 2017 2:40:40 PM

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AES Storage's SDG&E project is the world's largest lithium-ion battery storage facility

Advanced energy is on the march, and nowhere is that more obvious than in the energy storage market. From providing flexibility and ancillary services to the grid to ensuring reliability for utilities and back up for electricity customers, energy storage is on the rise everywhere – as seen in headlines all over this week and last. From a study that takes issue with the economics of installing residential solar-plus-storage to a family Down Under that has done just that, to more and better batteries being built across the nation. Charge up and read on!

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NEWS: Street Lights That Do More, Energy from Waves, and DERMS for the Grid

Posted by Lexie Briggs

Feb 24, 2017 3:56:29 PM

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Image: Atlantis Resources has deployed the first AR1500 tidal energy turbine with new Lockheed Martin technology off the coast of Scotland. The installation, part of the MeyGen project, is designed to to provide clean, sustainable power for up to 175,000 homes.

This week, the headlines were full of AEE members doing what they do best: being on the vanguard of advanced energy technology and figuring out new ways to build the 21st century electricity system. Up this week: Street lights that get smart, aerospace technology put to work on ocean energy, and a new acronym for grid management in a distributed energy age.

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NEWS: Wind and Solar Smash Records; Why One Kansas Utility is Going Big on EV Charging

Posted by Lexie Briggs

Feb 17, 2017 12:22:07 PM

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Image: Wind turbines in Missouri.

Somebody call Guinness! This week’s advanced energy headlines were huge—record breaking, even. From wind-generated electricity supplying more than half the central U.S. grid to the near doubling of U.S. solar installations, advanced energy is on the rise everywhere—including Kansas, where one utility is diving into EV charging headfirst.

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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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