Markets & Policy

What’s going on in the world of thermal energy storage?

Can this technology be commercialized? A partnership between Siemens Energy and EnergyNest to develop thermal storage solutions together is the latest development in an industry with lots of potential, but little practical application thus far.

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Real-time pricing that integrates more solar power is proven to work in California

Industry participants noted the significance of a real-time pricing project on a single distribution circuit in California. State officials are evaluating real-time pricing as a means to help integrate more solar and wind power on the grid.

Morning Brief: Making sure Black communities have access to solar power

Also in the brief: Project development galore from EDF, Pine Gate, Silver Creek, Idemitsu, and Origis Energy.

Job Moves: Amazon, DOE, Alphabet, Pattern Energy, SolarEdge, Recurrent, Brookfield, Southern Power, RMI

Executive moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities and energy VC

SEIA finds rooftop solar is worth 24¢/kWh in Michigan

The value of rooftop solar is well above the net metering compensation paid to customers with rooftop solar, the solar association found.

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Morning Brief: NERA anti-net metering petition update, renewables top nuclear and coal again

“Reports indicate that the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, the Heartland Institute and NERA all have ties to the Koch brothers, who have funded climate denial and pro-fossil fuel campaigns for roughly three decades.”

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Funding for solar inspection by drone, long-duration energy storage, and software for utilities

A roundup of recent funding in renewable energy and cleantech: Quidnet, DroneBase, Eos Energy, Urjanet, and Clir Renewables.

Colleges reassessing energy needs, sustainability goals in the face of Covid-related shutdowns

In an effort to accelerate their renewable goals, a number of U.S. colleges and universities have been using Covid-related shutdowns to assess their energy needs, how those needs are filled and what more they can do.

Morning Brief: Oil-rich Norway finds carbon capture too expensive, House’s $1.5T infrastructure bill packed with pro-solar provisions

Also in the brief: largest operational battery in the U.S., more futile carbon capture and more landfill solar

Proposed merger will make zinc battery developer Eos Energy a public company

Eos has executed a letter of intent for a merger with a SPAC — which would result in Eos becoming a publicly listed company. Investors seem fascinated by energy storage this year, the long-duration variety in particular.

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