Incentivizing Storage

| Energy storage systems are a fundamental component of a modernized electric grid. Members of the clean energy industry recently outlined the benefits of an investment tax credit for energy storage in a letter to Congress in which they encouraged policy makers to consider the value of supporting the technology’s market growth. Investment Tax Credits (ITC), ... READ MORE

Costa Rica Electricity Cooperatives to Modernize Grid with Itron OpenWay Riva IoT Solution

| Four Electricity Cooperatives in Costa Rica to Utilize Itron Technology to Improve Operations  Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, has signed a contract with Conelectricas R.L. in partnership with iTECNA, Itron’s certified partner in Costa Rica. Conelectricas R.L. is a group comprised of four electricity ... READ MORE

Russelectric Announces Distributed Energy Controller

| Integrated microgrid control solution improves power quality and decreases energy costs Russelectric, a leading manufacturer of automatic transfer switches and power control systems and solutions, announces its new Russelectric Distributed Energy Controller (RDEC™). RDEC is a fully integrated controller for complex, mission critical distributed energy systems, ranging from back-up generation and demand management to fully ... READ MORE

EMA and Aeroseal Conducting Webinar on Curing Leaky Ductwork

| The Goal: To Realize Substantial Healthcare Energy Savings and Regulatory Compliance Leaking air ducts can more than double fan energy use, and increase heating and cooling costs significantly. According to ASHRAE, a 20% leakage in an exhaust system can increase fan energy use by 95%. Duct leakage problems are particularly acute in hospitals. The health ... READ MORE

Gas in a Box

| The state of the liquified natural gas (LNG) industry was a major theme of the 27th World Gas Conference in Washington DC this past summer. One of the most exciting developments discussed by attendees was the increasing number of companies that are exploring opportunities for smaller, short-term LNG contracts. This would have been unheard of ... READ MORE

Energy Storage North America 2018 Concludes with Successful Collaboration  on Global Intersection of Power and Transportation

|   Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, concluded its sixth annual event this month in Pasadena, Calif. Amplified by the presence of two co-located events, a record number of international attendees, and inspiring keynote speeches from industry visionaries and public policy champions, ESNA 2018 was the ... READ MORE

BEST 2.0: The Building Efficiency System Tool Upgraded

| Building on the foundation of a great tool and with more than one year of additional input from engineers, contractors and building owners, the Hydronic Industry Alliance-Commercial (HIA-C), a committee of the Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA), has upgraded its total commercial building HVAC system efficiency comparison tool that continues to be available online at no ... READ MORE

Caterpillar Expands Renewable Energy Portfolio with High-Efficiency, Shingled-Cell, Monocrystalline SunPower® Solar Panels

| SunPower P-Series solar panel technology generates up to 32 percent more energy than conventional panels over first 25 years Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced that SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) now provides high-efficiency SunPower® Performance Series (P-Series) solar panels under the Cat® brand. Offered as part of the Cat Hybrid Energy Solutions suite, the monocrystalline, shingled-cell Cat ... READ MORE

A Liquid Battery

| Advances in materials science are producing extraordinary developments in the energy storage space. A research team from Chalmers University in Sweden recently developed a solar thermal fuel that can store energy long-term and discharge it on demand as heat. The energy storage capacity of this fluid relies on an isomer—the chemical conversion of a molecule into ... READ MORE

Lockheed Martin and Cypress Creek Renewables Receive National Award for Energy Storage Project

| Companies selected as Energy Storage North America 2018 Innovation Award Winner Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Cypress Creek Renewables received an Energy Storage North America (ESNA) 2018 Innovation Award for leadership in energy storage and positive impact on the energy storage industry, displayed in their collaboration on a series of solar-plus-storage projects. In March, Lockheed ... READ MORE

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