As floating wind nears commercialization, the technology’s potential role in reducing costs for projects in deep waters has become increasingly attractive in numerous markets.
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Samantha serves as a Research and Communications Specialist for Clean Energy Group and Clean Energy States Alliance. She assists on communications and research. She also coordinates social media and serves as the webmaster for both organizations. Samantha previously worked as an administrator at Fairewinds Energy Education, a nuclear safety advocacy non-profit in Burlington, Vermont. She has also worked as a research assistant in the environmental studies department at Brown University, where she researched fisheries projects in West Africa and compiled historic climate and fisheries data from southern New England. Samantha graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a minor in French.
Entries by Clean Energy Group
At the end of 2016, the clean energy trade press was filled with upbeat stories about various renewable energy technology breakthroughs, cost reductions, and tipping points. But, if there’s one energy problem we did not solve last year, it is equity.
Hawaii’s time-of-use pilot program could have profound implications for the value of solar systems on the islands, and energy storage might be needed to keep those systems economic. In that story is a lesson for the country and the future of solar.
In the same way that states have led the policy support for wind and solar technologies, they are now leading the way on energy storage. A model for states to look to when crafting energy storage policy is Massachusetts.
Last Friday, after a day and a half of auction proceedings, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management declared Statoil Wind US LLC as the provisional winner of its New York Wind Energy Area lease sale.
In the coming days, Block Island Wind Farm, the nation’s first offshore wind project, will be delivering electricity to the grid.
The McKnight Lane Housing Development in Waltham, Vermont is doing what no affordable housing project has done before: It is offering rural, low-income tenants zero-energy, single-family housing that also includes resilient solar energy storage systems.
State governments have an increasingly important obligation and opportunity to present the public with sound, unbiased, user-friendly information on solar energy systems and financing options.
The next wave of America’s clean energy revolution is all about energy storage. A recent study from Massachusetts showed how states might lead the way.
The town of Sterling, Massachusetts will celebrate its Municipal Light Department’s new energy storage system with a groundbreaking ceremony next week.
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