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Mainstream media sensationalism undermines low carbon future

Mainstream media sensationalism undermines low carbon future

Having started my career in wind energy 30 years ago, I have become weary of the many attempts to undermine the case for the development of this clean, renewable source of energy which I see as an essential part of our low carbon future. My fi ...

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Four steps to building a successful outreach team

So far in this blog series, we have described segmentation in the 9-Box Model, contractor/trade ally management using the 9-Box, and the role of market influencers in the 9-Box Model. The goal is to integrate outreach and marketing strategies to use ...

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2016 and 2017 Have Broken Size and Cost Records for Energy Storage

2016 and 2017 Have Broken Size and Cost Records for Energy Storage

As we close out the end of 2017, we can celebrate four consecutive records broken for the largest battery storage projects to ever be commissioned. Here is the timeline: January 2017 - Tesla Aliso Canyon 20 MW/80 MWh January 2017 - Greens ...

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The Quest of doing Laundry: Calculating cost, emissions, and values

The Quest of doing Laundry: Calculating cost, emissions, and values

Around this time last year, there were several exciting events concerning water usage. For one, LEED version 4  officially took over the LEED version 2009;  one of the changes is the inclusion of process water in the Indoor Water Use Reduc ...

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Sources of long-term reference wind data in Ireland and southwest of Scotland: A consistency analysis

Sources of long-term reference wind data in Ireland and southwest of Scotland: A consistency analysis

When undertaking an analysis of the future energy output of a wind farm, it is paramount to use sources of wind speed reference data which are consistent throughout the historical period considered. Inconsistent and/or short reference data sets can j ...

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For a Better ROI, Differentiate Your Offering

For a Better ROI, Differentiate Your Offering

We’ve discussed the merits of segmenting your customers and your trade allies. In doing so you are better able to communicate with them, target them with marketing and outreach and fundamentally understand what and how they contribute to achiev ...

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The Importance of Addressing Safety in the Battery Industry

The Importance of Addressing Safety in the Battery Industry

I’m going to say something honest. Sometimes the truth hurts, but I’m trying to be helpful. When it comes to safety, nobody is special. The battery industry has suffered by using safety as a marketing tool, and it has become a bad habit. P ...

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The Ukrainian Power Grid Hack - Two Years Later

Here we are almost two years after the Ukrainian power grid hack, and what have we done to make sure the same or worse doesn’t happen?  Is the power grid in Dubai more secure? How about in England, Spain or the United States?  The Ukraine attack ...

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Allies: Check. Customers: Check. Market Influencers: Who?

Allies: Check. Customers: Check. Market Influencers: Who?

How well rounded is your Outreach strategy and are you leveraging all the players in your market? In this blog series, we have been exploring the dynamics of proper execution of an integrated strategy and the DNV GL 9 Box Model, which takes a ...

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