Startup LevelTen Energy Wants Companies to Buy Renewables Like Mutual Funds

After years of work and billions of dollars of investment, Google recently announced that this year 100 percent of its offices and data centers will be powered by buying wind and solar electricity. It’s a major feat for the search engine giant, which has led the way in buying renewable power.  But what about all of… Continue reading Startup LevelTen Energy Wants Companies to Buy Renewables Like Mutual Funds

How SEIA’s New Model PPA Will Enable Wide-Scale C&I Solar Deployment

Success in our highly competitive solar market is often defined by “transactional efficiency,” or the ability to simultaneously lower costs and negotiate and implement solar projects quickly, at considerable volume, and with consistent high quality.  To that effect, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is working on a platform of elements to help speed the… Continue reading How SEIA’s New Model PPA Will Enable Wide-Scale C&I Solar Deployment

The 4 Main Pillars of Enhancing Utility Grid Resilience

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have increased the urgency of acting to make our electricity grids more resilient. While America’s utilities have significantly improved grid reliability overall, extreme weather events, including storm surges, floods, heat storms and droughts continue to increase in intensity and frequency. In this environment, utilities, governments and other stakeholders need to… Continue reading The 4 Main Pillars of Enhancing Utility Grid Resilience

Sonnen Brings Its Virtual Power Plant to the US With a 2,900 Home Project

In Germany, startup Sonnen has built a nationwide shadow utility of networked home solar and storage systems. But when it arrived in the U.S., the policy landscape made that grand vision impractical to replicate. After a few years of selling energy storage as a premium alternative to the early home battery contenders, the company has… Continue reading Sonnen Brings Its Virtual Power Plant to the US With a 2,900 Home Project