Grids & Integration

U.S. renewable energy goals: Two steps forward, one back

Proposals for 100% renewable energy at the state level are struggling, as NRDC puts forward a blueprint for 70% wind and solar by 2050.

U.S. mayors plan funding for distributed energy, smart grids and more

The nation’s mayors are pushing for policies that will preserve existing federal programs and expand support for grid modernization and clean energy.

What’s this about a trade case? 4 takeaways from Solar Power International

The largest solar trade show in the United States wrapped up this week. pv magazine takes a look at what went down, and the trends from the show floor.

A new vision for EERE: An interview with Daniel Simmons

pv magazine is pleased to bring you an exclusive interview with the Acting Assistant Secretary in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Daniel Simmons, who was appointed by President Trump four months ago.

Solar Power International begins with a bang

With a monster hurricane in Florida and a trade case looming over the solar industry, there’s never been a more interesting time to be in solar

Solar and nukes

Can high levels of solar and wind coexist with nuclear generation on the grid? The answer is more complicated than you might think.

Inside the DOE grid study – an interview with Mark Dyson of RMI

Mark Dyson, a manager at Rocky Mountain Institute’s electricity practice, has some things to say about what the DOE grid study released last night got right – and what it got wrong.

DOE grid study less politicized than expected

While the final version of the Energy Department’s overdue study on the electricity system is more restrained that many of the Trump Administration’s talking points, it still relies on outdated assumptions about the U.S. power system.

The future of solar in MISO

MISO plans to conduct a multi-year study of how increasing amounts of solar and other forms of renewable energy will impact its territory and how to manage expected growth.

And the grid shrugged: North Carolina, Georgia see little effect from solar eclipse

Let’s hope Secretary Rick Perry was paying attention: Today’s eclipse across two of the country’s most solar states yielded almost no disruption – meaning solar does not inherently weaken the grid.

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