FUELSAVE – Green Technology

10 Predictions for Rooftop Solar in 2017

I got lucky with my predictions for rooftop solar in 2016 — pretty much on target with nine out of the 10 darts that I threw. But this year is shaping up to be much more challenging, with… Read More

Nevada Regulators Restore Retail-Rate Net Metering in Sierra Pacific Territory

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) has voted to restore favorable rates for residential solar customers in NV Energy’s Sierra Pacific Power Company’s service territory — exactly one year after the commission passed a controversial fee increase… Read More

Energy Department Announces $18 Million Investment to Accelerate the Development Plug-In Electric Vehicles and Use of Other Alternative Fuels

WASHINGTON – Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced $18 million in support of five projects for research, development, and demonstration of innovative plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) and direct injection propane engine technologies, as well as community-based projects to… Read More

The Hard Road Ahead: Cracking the Utility-Owned Storage Conundrum [GTM Squared]

Source: Greentechmedia

8minutenergy Boasts the First Solar Project to Beat Fossil Fuel Prices in California

8minutenergy Renewables claims to have “the first operational solar PV installation to beat fossil fuel prices in California.” The recently commissioned 155-megawatt (AC) Springbok 2 Solar Farm in Kern County will provide electricity to the Los Angeles Department… Read More

Solar-Plus-Storage Players at Home With Housing Firms

U.K. energy firm Geo hopes to install batteries in 50,000 new homes a year by 2020 amid growing energy storage interest in the homebuilding sector. The figure represents half of all new-build homes in the U.K., but Geo… Read More

UK Startup to Use Blockchain for Meter Registration

A U.K. startup called Electron is proposing a blockchain-based electricity and gas meter registration system to help consumers switch between utilities more easily. “Blockchain technology enables reliable coordination between multiple parties without the need for a central coordinating… Read More

Was 2016 the Year for Wholesale Power Market Reform?

Back in January, I suggested 2016 was the year for wholesale power market reform. So, was it? While shifts in these kinds of institutions take longer than one year, we’ve seen real progress on the four factors that made… Read More

Energy Department Announces Funding to Support Breakthrough Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing

EERE announces up to $35 million in available funding to support early-stage, innovative technologies and solutions in advanced manufacturing that are not significantly represented in EERE’s current portfolio. Source: New feed

Solar Could Outpace Natural Gas for New Generation in 2016

Utility-scale solar photovoltaic power added more than 9 gigawatts (AC) of capacity to the U.S. power grid in 2016, making it the most dominant new fuel source for the first time in a calendar year, according to the… Read More