Renewables, DERs and EVs are still top priorities for utility commissions, but extreme weather and Covid-19 are also shaping regulatory action in 2021.
Can smart solar inverters help keep grid voltages in balance? Sunnova, SolarEdge and National Grid team up to find out
One of the largest tests of its kind will tap thousands of rooftop solar inverters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island — and examine what it’s worth to both utilities and customers.
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.
Reports of a clean energy schism are generating a lot of solidarity.
Subsidiary PowerFlex makes software for EV fleets that enables on-site solar, batteries, energy management and microgrids.
Climate change, summer peaks and clean energy mandates push a hydropower-rich region to take another look at behind-the-meter flexibility.
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.
Pending legislation could expand scope of behind-the-meter and community solar and battery installations.
Distributed energy is not an alternative to big power plants — it's a complement.
It can take years and cost millions for utilities to bring complex rate designs to their customers. The energy transition needs to move much faster.