What could Tesla’s virtual power plant do for California’s grid — and what will customers get out of it?
Will customers sign up for its incentive-free program or flock to other distributed energy aggregators that are willing to pay?
A San Francisco startup with Google software talent is helping rural co-ops and municipal utilities make big gains in renewables and distributed energy — without the high-tech price tag.
Storage developers large and small are grappling with what to do when there aren't enough batteries to go around.
Environmental-justice activists in California fight off a new gas plant, get a giant Tesla battery instead
Oxnard creates a model for the energy transition by fusing environmental justice with cutting-edge technology.
A plan to replace the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant with 11.5 GW of zero-carbon capacity — and no natural gas — will test the grid value of renewables and batteries.
Yotta Energy thinks batteries could become as common as microinverters on commercial solar rooftops, and has built in thermal safety features to win over skeptics.
The solid-state battery developer follows fellow contender QuantumScape in a reverse merger to tap public investment.
Sharing rooftop solar, batteries and grid controls between utilities and customers is a complex undertaking, but it could yield benefits greater than the sum of their parts.