|Can Storage Rescue Solar?
March 29, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Recently, solar advocates and industry celebrated the renewal of the federal ITC, which will continue to provide significant economic support for solar. On a state and local level, however, the outlook seems less rosy.
|Clarifying the Role of Distributed Storage in PJM
February 19, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
For a while there, PJM was looking like the promised land for behind-the-meter solar+storage vendors.
|State Energy Storage Legislation: A Look Back at 2015
January 4, 2016 by Seth Mullendore
2015 was quite a year for energy storage, from Elon Musk’s Powerwall announcement to the recent gigawatt storage procurement commitment AES Energy made with LG Chem.
|Energy Storage and the Clean Power Plan
August 14, 2015 by Seth Mullendore
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final version of its monumental Clean Power Plan last week – all 1,560 pages of it.
|The Lessons Coal and Electricity Markets of the Past Can Offer Solar+Storage Markets Today
July 20, 2015 by Lewis Milford
The path to scaling up clean energy technologies like solar+storage sometimes can seem like unchartered territory.
|Clean Energy Group Proposes Collaboration on Distributed Energy Storage Policies
February 4, 2015 by Clean Energy Group
Clean Energy Group has released a new report calling for more collaboration on policies to promote emerging distributed energy storage technologies.
|State Efforts at Grid Modernization
November 14, 2014 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Over the past year, we have seen a number of states initiate resilient power and microgrid initiatives. But in addition, a few states have begun a process of revisioning their electric grids.
|Battery Storage and Wind Energy: The Stanford Study
October 10, 2013 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
With renewable energy costs falling and deployment rising, and resilient power a hot topic post-Sandy, it makes sense that a wonky, non-sexy technology like energy storage has stepped out of the shadows to take center stage.
|Storage and Finance: Overcoming Two Barriers to Renewable Progress
August 16, 2013 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
The future for wind and solar energy is bright. But in order to realize even a fraction of their enormous potential, both technologies must address two major constraints, one physical and one financial.
|Charting a Course for Clean Energy
April 2, 2013 by Lewis Milford
When we’re talking about climate stabilization over the long term, we’re talking about a balancing act: how to scale up zero and low-carbon emission energy sources and how to scale down the use of high-carbon emission sources used today.