Building on-site power supplies is one way plant factories can manage their hefty electricity bills. Playing them into grid markets is another.
Reports of a clean energy schism are generating a lot of solidarity.
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.
Blackstone’s ClearGen puts its money behind commercial-building solar, batteries and energy systems controlled from the cloud.
A major player in power plants, grid-scale batteries and transmission targets investments in distributed energy, from geothermal heat pumps and generators to solar and storage.
The startup envisions its novel technology as a linchpin of a distributed, resilient and renewable power grid.