Reasons for optimism on energy storage
Evidence continues to suggest that energy storage may be getting cheaper and scaling up faster than once thought. A review of new research and analysis demonstrates why many observers remain confident about the market potential for energy storage, particularly when it’s coupled with solar PV installation.
Transactive energy could be the apex of market evolution
In the coming years, the growth of distributed energy resources (DERs) – or smaller power sources that can be aggregated to meet regular demand – will reshape energy markets around the country. It’s a revolution already off to dramatic starts in states such as California, Hawaii, and New York.
Clean energy innovation: tipping point or plateau?
A recent study by the Brookings Institute on clean energy technology patents and a Bloomberg analysis on U.S. clean energy investments are providing food for thought on the status of energy innovation.
Solar power, net metering, & fixed rates
Power Points recently sat down with Tyler Huebner, executive director of the renewable energy advocacy and education organization Renew Wisconsin, to talk about net metering and solar growth across the U.S., as well as to get his take on the future of the solar market in Wisconsin and beyond.
Cities could reap huge benefits from next generation transportation vehicles
Electric vehicles (EV) and other next generation transportation technologies have an important role to play in transitioning the U.S. to a clean energy economy. EVs have been shown to reduce oil use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 58%, a percentage that could climb even higher as the electric grid moves away from carbon energy generation. And while the U.S.