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It’s true, everything is bigger in Texas (including the energy efficiency conferences)!

It’s true, everything is bigger in Texas (including the energy efficiency conferences)!

While my colleagues in the Midwest are digging out from the latest weekend snowstorm, my attention has turned to the upcoming AESP National Conference in San Antonio.  I’m particularly fond of this conference because it provides a great opport ...

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Can Flow Batteries compete with Li-ion?

Can Flow Batteries compete with Li-ion?

Introduction If you’re reading this post, you probably have heard about flow batteries. You also probably have heard some of the claims about flow batteries having lower degradation, improved safety, and longer-duration capability compared to thei ...

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How are LiDAR products driving wind farm development and supporting resource assessment?

How are LiDAR products driving wind farm development and supporting resource assessment?

From the numerous independent studies published on climate change over the last 6 months, it is clear that we need to accelerate the decarbonisation of the planet if we are to keep the global temperature rise this century well below the 2°C target ...

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Wind and New York – and preparing for NYSERDA’s next RFP

Wind and New York – and preparing for NYSERDA’s next RFP

In 2017, NYSERDA’s Renewable Energy Standard Request for Proposals yielded 26 agreements to develop 1,383 MW of clean energy capacity in New York State. With 2018 procurement actively underway, and the PTC deadline looming, the time is nigh for ...

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Scandinavian wind without subsidies?

Scandinavian wind without subsidies?

For nearly a decade, Sweden and Norway have shared the green certificate subsidy system to promote renewable energy development. Simplified, the scheme works so that an owner of a renewable energy project receives certificates as additional incom ...

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Controlling wind farms for higher energy production

Controlling wind farms for higher energy production

DNV GL’s annual Energy Transition Outlook forecasts that wind power will grow rapidly to provide about 16% of world primary energy supply in 2050. When it comes to the electricity mix, wind power will have a 29% share by 2050. To meet internati ...

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Do you know what your company’s climate-related risks are? Your investors want to know

Do you know what your company’s climate-related risks are? Your investors want to know

2017 was a record year for natural disasters in the US, and with 11 climate disaster events exceeding $1 billion each so far in 2018, proactive building owners are beginning to think beyond sustainability. Resilience has become the newest buzzwor ...

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Is designing a lighting program as risky as playing a game of poker?

Is designing a lighting program as risky as playing a game of poker?

Knowing when to hold ‘em and knowing when to fold ‘em Risk is a fact of life, and inherent to every business decision we make. While we can never eliminate risk, we can mitigate its impact on our decisions by assigning probabilities to pos ...

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Industry best practice for performance testing of utility scale solar PV plants

Industry best practice for performance testing of utility scale solar PV plants

Performance testing is an important technical requirement of a solar EPC contract. Not only does it provide assurance to project owners of solar PV plant design and construction quality but also performance testing results are typically tied to guara ...

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Reaching Success Beyond Lighting-only Measures in Hard(er)-to-Reach Markets

Reaching Success Beyond Lighting-only Measures in Hard(er)-to-Reach Markets

I just returned from the 2018 ACEEE Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference in Washington, DC.  What an energizing four days!  The speakers were passionate and discussed very innovative and intriguing projects.  I presented a post-co ...

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