Opinion & analysis

The misunderstood power of lithium-ion

As the world continues shifting towards lithium-ion as an advanced energy solution for all power applications, ongoing education on the technology’s chemistry, uses and limitations are essential.

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5 pro-renewable energy actions to expect from President-Elect Joe Biden

As the U.S. economy continues to recover from its Covid-19-induced recession, it’s likely that Congress and the president will put together a multi-trillion dollar relief package, similar to the one that lifted the economy out of its doldrums following the 2008 economic crisis.

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Saul Griffith wants to electrify everything and rewire America

That’s going to take a lot of jobs, which is great news at a time when we have more unemployment in America since the Depression.

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Energy Transition Jobs at Trina Solar, LevelTen Energy, NREL, Fluence, Sonnedix, SEPA and FERC

Executive jobs and job moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities and energy transition finance.

What’s the value of your solar resource data?

While the median approach has emerged as a potential remedy to optimistic irradiance assumptions, it is a flawed system, one which can lead to significant cash shortcomings. So how does one get valuable, accurate data?

In major shift, the MISO territory has 57 GW worth of big solar projects in its interconnection queue

MISO’s renewables mix is set for a potential shift from wind to solar — if it can confront the challenge of transmission costs.

Tales from the frontlines of the solar and storage interconnection struggle in California

How California got template single line diagrams for solar and energy storage interconnection.

Proposed $16B project combines world’s largest PV farm, largest battery, longest undersea HVDC cable

Here’s a high-level cost estimate of what transmitting solar power underneath an ocean might cost for the proposed $16 billion Australia–ASEAN power line.

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Too cheap to keep: How throwing away power is the best way to balance the grid

Don’t build a battery that costs $1 billion, only works 2% of the time and only moves around 100 GWh of electricity. Instead, build an Energy Imbalance Market or an Extended Day Ahead Market for $100 million that moves around hundreds of GWh of electricity.

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5 predictions for the corporate renewable energy market in 2021

Since it’s a slow news day — we’re publishing the first of our 2021 predictions with Rob Collier of PPA marketplace, LevelTen Energy, prognosticating on renewable energy procurement.

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