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Technical Insights Empower Savvy Bidders for Renewable Energy Projects (Part III)

Technical Insights Empower Savvy Bidders for Renewable Energy Projects (Part III)

In this blog series, we have provided insight into the renewable energy market, on topics spanning energy assessments and costs to wind and solar asset life span, in order to better inform investors on their buying decisions. The last blog in our ...

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Cheaper Storage, Bigger Markets, Lots of EVs…. Are you Ready?

Cheaper Storage, Bigger Markets, Lots of EVs…. Are you Ready?

We've talked a lot about falling energy storage costs, and you've heard me say cost reductions of 8-15% per year have been the historical norm, at least for the last decade. But you might have been wondering, like me, how long this can last? Afte ...

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Why Do You Need Energy Storage Monitoring?

Why Do You Need Energy Storage Monitoring?

Joint Industry Program: IMPRESS In July 2016, DNV GL proudly announced acquisition of Green Power Monitor, which monitors 2300 facilities in over 51 countries, totaling over 14 gigawatts of monitored projects. In the wind and solar business, R ...

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Can we increase power transmission capacity faster?

Can we increase power transmission capacity faster?

In my previous blog, I explained how best practices, quality assurance and testing can help in delivering essential power transmission expansion "first time right". But this may still not be fast enough. Expanding the grid in the "classical" way, by ...

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Energy Storage Comes of Age

Energy Storage Comes of Age

Over the last two months, my colleague Davion Hill, DNV GL's leader for energy storage in the Americas, penned a pair of great pieces detailing the growing pains experienced by the energy storage industry (Read them here: Dear Energy Storage Market: ...

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Microgrids: the next step in resiliency for Pacific Northwest utilities

Microgrids: the next step in resiliency for Pacific Northwest utilities

From 1980 to 2014, the United States experienced a total of 178 climate or weather-related disasters[1]. Eight of these events have occurred since 2014, and all of them had overall damages exceeding $1B USD per event. With global climate change inten ...

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2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Energy in Transition Blogs

2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Energy in Transition Blogs

As we find ourselves at the beginning of 2018, we'd like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the past year, which included hot topics around energy storage, wind, energy efficiency, cybersecurity and electric vehicle ...

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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 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. Paul ...

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Dear Energy Storage Market: It’s Time to Grow Up!

Dear Energy Storage Market: It’s Time to Grow Up!

The other day, I had a heartening conversation with my 5-year-old son about making good choices. After the millionth fight between he and his younger sister, he pleaded with me to consider the unfairness of her constant pestering and his refusal ...

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