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Tesla
Jeff St. John

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?

What could Tesla’s virtual power plant do for California’s grid — and what will customers get out of it?
Newsletter
Julian Spector

Newsletter: Dude, where's my battery?

Supply and demand are out of whack in the surging energy storage industry.

Newsletter: Dude, where's my battery?
distributed energy
Jeff St. John

Camus Energy: Grid software for small utilities with big clean energy ambitions

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.

Camus Energy: Grid software for small utilities with big clean energy ambitions
batteries
Julian Spector

The grid battery boom has triggered a supply shortage

Storage developers large and small are grappling with what to do when there aren't enough batteries to go around.

The grid battery boom has triggered a supply shortage
Newsletter
Julian Spector

Newsletter: Oxnard won independence from an unwanted gas plant, and you could too

This giant battery is a perfect fit for one California farming community.

Newsletter: Oxnard won independence from an unwanted gas plant, and you could too
Tesla
Julian Spector

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.

Environmental-justice activists in California fight off a new gas plant, get a giant Tesla battery instead
Diablo Canyon
Jeff St. John

California just OK'd a massive new build-out of renewables and clean storage

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.

California just OK'd a massive new build-out of renewables and clean storage
energy storage
Jeff St. John

Could installing batteries under solar panels kick-start the commercial building market?

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.

Could installing batteries under solar panels kick-start the commercial building market?
batteries
Jeff St. John

Solid Power joins the battery SPAC fray with plan to go public at a $1.2B valuation

The solid-state battery developer follows fellow contender QuantumScape in a reverse merger to tap public investment.

Solid Power joins the battery SPAC fray with plan to go public at a $1.2B valuation
microgrids
Jeff St. John

Housing developers and utilities join forces to create the next generation of microgrids

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.

Housing developers and utilities join forces to create the next generation of microgrids