Renewable Energy Update – November 2015 #4

Government Report Cites Solar Industry Supports More Jobs Than Coal Industry

Silver Lake nearly quadruples initial investment in SolarCity.

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

How a simple change to grid rules could add 3 cents per kilowatt-hour to the value of rooftop solar  One of the benefits of distributed energy resources like rooftop solar is that they generate power where it’s consumed, and don’t need to use high-voltage transmission lines to transmit power. So why are distributed energy resources… Keep reading →

Are Regulatory Delays Exacerbating Drought Conditions?

Drought Dries Up California Groundwater Sources

As we enter the fall season, substantial portions of California and the Pacific Northwest are experiencing extreme to exceptional drought conditions.

Renewable Energy Update – October 2015 #5

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

sPower has been awarded a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Southern California Public Power Authority.

California Continues To Lead U.S. In Green Technology

The signing of California’s Clean Energy bill (SB 350) by Gov. Jerry Brown represents a significant shift towards clean energy investment from California in the coming decades. The bill will see California attempt to produce half its electricity from wind and solar technologies by 2030.   It will also push homeowners and businesses to double… Keep reading →

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs California Budget Cut Legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown has committed California to use renewable energy for half its electricity and make existing buildings twice as energy-efficient in just 15 years. [ABC] Donald Trump is taking a legal campaign against windfarms to the UK’s supreme court. [The Guardian] A Minnesota green energy entrepreneur has been jailed all because of a wind turbine… Keep reading →

A Stealth Tool To Modernize The Electric Grid

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

Electricity regulators, clean energy innovators, and rappers have all lamented poor communication. And some have pushed for cleaner, cheaper, more reliable solutions for meeting our energy needs. This is particularly so with the much anticipated emergence of a new kind of non-event based, price-responsive demand response (DR), or flexible DR. Whereas traditional DR signals customers… Keep reading →


As California races towards a clean energy future, not only do we need new aggressive goals for all sectors, but we also need to rethink how we manage distributed energy resources, like rooftop solar and customer side energy storage. This is particularly true for one such resource, energy efficiency. Two weeks ago, the California legislature… Keep reading →

California Continues To Lead U.S. In Green Technology

On September 11, 2015, the California State Legislature approved the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 (SB 350) which aims to increase the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 50 percent by 2030 from the present goal of 33 percent by 2020, in addition to increasing energy efficiency in existing buildings by 50… Keep reading →


The Obama administration announced Wednesday morning a series of efforts worth more than $120 million aimed at boosting solar and other clean energy sources. [The Hill] Global renewable giant SunEdison announced Wednesday that it would supply advanced battery technology for nine Southern California homes that will generate and store their own energy. [LA Times] An… Keep reading →

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