How California’s New Time-of-Use Rates Will Affect C&I Customers Considering Solar PV

On December 1, San Diego Gas & Electric became the first of California’s investor-owned utilities to implement a new time-of-use (TOU) period that shifts the peak period later into the evening, to align with the “head” of the duck curve. Commercial, institutional and industrial customers in SDG&E are subject to some of the most expensive… Continue reading How California’s New Time-of-Use Rates Will Affect C&I Customers Considering Solar PV

California’s Biggest Solar Project Will Be Located at an Oil Field

A newly announced project at California’s Belridge oilfield will bring solar and fossil fuels together in the state’s biggest solar project.  The partnership, between Belridge field operator Aera Energy and solar thermal power company GlassPoint, will feature a 26.5-megawatt photovoltaic array and 850 megawatts of solar thermal power capacity. It's slated to come online in… Continue reading California’s Biggest Solar Project Will Be Located at an Oil Field

Watch the Live Broadcast From US Energy Storage Summit 2017

GTM Squared will live-stream all panels from U.S. Energy Storage Summit 2017 on December 12 and 13. Squared members get exclusive access to the live broadcast and the video on-demand after the event. See the broadcast agenda below and join today to make sure you don't miss any insights! Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (all times PT) 8:45… Continue reading Watch the Live Broadcast From US Energy Storage Summit 2017

Living Under the Grid: 110 Million of Africa’s Unconnected Customers Are a Massive Opportunity

Almost half of people in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to electricity. Urban electricity access rates are even higher, estimated at 76 percent in 2014. But these figures are dangerously deceptive. A recent World Bank study on infrastructure in Africa finds that take-up rates for populations living under the grid are high in only a few countries… Continue reading Living Under the Grid: 110 Million of Africa’s Unconnected Customers Are a Massive Opportunity

What the Tax Legislation Conference Committee Means for Clean Energy

Broad tax legislation advanced by the US Congress in recent weeks is headed toward a conference committee, where Republicans in the House and Senate will hash out their differences. In this article we identify which provisions matter most for clean energy. Electric vehicles Currently, buyers are eligible for a federal tax credit of up to… Continue reading What the Tax Legislation Conference Committee Means for Clean Energy

Bitcoin Mining Operations Now Use More Energy Than Ireland

It's been a big week for Bitcoin. The price of one bitcoin hit $13,000 on Wednesday, marking a 1,200 percent increase in value this year. The price of Bitcoin isn't the only thing rising. The energy used to “mine” the cryptocurrency is also skyrocketing — and people are getting worried. The Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index tracker puts… Continue reading Bitcoin Mining Operations Now Use More Energy Than Ireland