Articles by tag: solar energy

Battery Storage Adoption Grows Alongside Renewable Energy. Utilities and Residences Need the Power Quality to Match.

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Where does power quality fit in alongside a growth in U.S. battery storage adoption? The energy revolution continues full steam ahead, even though 2022 hampered U.S. solar market growth in general. Solar continued to account for the majority of new electricity-generating capacity in 2022 according to SEIA research as renewables made up at least 22% […]

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Federal Funding for Community-Based Clean Energy Saves the Day for Municipalities

Community-based clean energy projects across the U.S. are getting a windfall of cash from the Biden administration. Using funds from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Program, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm announced the federal government is allocating $550 million to help municipalities deploy community-based clean energy initiatives, from infrastructure projects that cut down […]

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How Renewable Energy Can Help Build a More Resilient Power Grid

In February of 2021, a state of emergency engulfed Texas due to an unprecedented winter storm resulting in complete power grid failure. Over 10 million people went without power at the height of the crisis – the result was a deep freeze that entered people’s homes, leaving them in the dark with no heat and […]

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IAQIQ: A Day in the Life of Building a Passive House Compliant Home

“Through the years, I’ve experimented building five homes to be as energy-efficient as possible with solar features, energy recovery ventilators, and other techniques.” The standards of energy efficiency and the construction of houses and structures have changed significantly. In fact, the company was a pioneer, led by a group of innovators, including Doug Steege. Steege […]

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Communities Can Help Streamline Solar Permits to Hit Our Climate Goals

Key Points: In order to meet President Joe Biden’s Climate Goals which is 30 percent solar by 2030, the solar industry must double its residential solar installations. The key going forward is to make solar installation straightforward and routine. Many jurisdictions are using SolarAPP+ to speed up the solar panel application process. Commentary: As […]

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Cost Savings Poised To Drive Even More Solar Expansion

If you’ve been thinking of going solar, there might not be a better time than the present. Recent reporting out of Bloomberg found that joining the ranks of solar users is as cheap a proposition as it’s ever been, with equipment manufacturers finding cost savings up and down their operations and leaps in technology powering […]

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CAPEX vs. OPEX Tracker Costs for PV Power Plant Projects

PART 1:   PART 2:   On this episode of Track to the Future, an Array Technologies podcasts, representatives of Array and RINA Consulting teamed up to explore CAPEX vs. OPEX tracker costs for modern utility-scale PV power plant projects. RINA Consulting is an international, independent engineering consultancy providing expert services in a wide range […]

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Secure Grid Modernization with Zero Trust Architecture
April 19, 2024

Ray Bauer of Verizon Business engages with Del Rodriguez from Palo Alto Networks at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Rodriguez shares insights into the significance of cybersecurity within the utility sector, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats and the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT). Bauer and Rodriguez discuss Palo Alto Networks’ initiatives to enhance […]

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Private Wireless Networks
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Wayne Weeks discusses the evolving utility industry with John Gaster, CEO of KSI Data Sciences at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Together, they explore how KSI focuses on harnessing data from remote sensing devices to enhance the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of utility operations. Gaster emphasizes the significant role of AI and machine learning in […]

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5G Network Platforms
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Matt Montgomery chats with Blaze Vincent and Thedy Wana from Ericsson, where they discuss pressing challenges and opportunities within the utility sector, emphasizing the significant role of digital transformation and 5G technology in addressing these issues. The conversation highlights Ericsson’s contributions to smart grid modernization and how their innovative solutions are tailored […]

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Leveraging 5G to Extend Security Policies
April 19, 2024

Guests Jeff Brown and Carlos Augusto from Fortinet join Brett Barganz of Verizon to discuss the integration of extended security policies with 5G technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. They delve into the transformation and challenges in cybersecurity within the utility sector, highlighting the strategic partnership between Fortinet and Verizon to advance security solutions that leverage […]

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Will Solar Panel Installation Quadruple by 2030?
April 12, 2021

Dr. Gilbert Michaud is a professor at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University. He studies renewable energy policy and economic development, and he shared his insights about the potential exponential growth of solar installations. “I do, in fact, believe that the prediction that the U.S. solar industry will quadruple its […]

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Is the Solar Industry Prepared for Rising Demand?
March 22, 2021

According to new research in partnership with Wood Mackenzie, the Solar Energy Industries Association predicts that United States-based solar output and infrastructure will see itself grow four times over during the course of the next decade, representing skyrocketing demand for the renewable energy. But is the industry ready to match those escalating expectations? To find […]

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Solar Energy To Generate Most New US Electricity in 2021
January 19, 2021

In the quest for renewable energy growth and the lessening of our environmental impact, there’s a clear frontrunner looking to set the pace in 2021 – solar. Solar energy is on track to be the most generative energy source for new electricity in 2021, and the US Energy Information Administration announced that utility-scale solar […]

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Hail and Wind: Extreme Weather Risk Mitigation for Utility-Scale PV Power Plants
December 16, 2020

On this episode of Track to the Future, an Array Technologies podcast, host Tyler Kern was joined by President of VDE Americas John Sedgewick, Array Vice President of Sales Travis Rose, and Array Senior Product Manager Sanket Shah. The group tackled a key topic in utility-scale PV power plant design and operation – extreme […]

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Solar Energy Industry
September 10, 2020

Like every industry the world over, the solar energy industry has felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, with reopening in full swing and a new normal on the horizon, the solar industry is looking to return to pre-pandemic levels of growth and advancement. In this video, Safari Energy Chief Commercial Officer Kirk Edelman […]

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Where Do All the Old Solar Panels Go?: Business Casual
August 4, 2020

Solar panels have long been the figurehead of the sustainability movement. They are the celebrities of being “off-grid,” representing everything it means to building a lifestyle in harmony with the earth. But how earth-friendly are solar panels? Powered by RedCircle Millions of tonnes of solar panels hit landfills each year, and that number is only […]

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Adapt Energy: Home Energy Storage Solutions for Solar
July 21, 2020

Troy Morgan, CEO, PanTech Design and Blake Richetta, CEO, Sonnen USA  kicked off the first episode of Adapt Energy with a discussion on the rise of home energy storage and why the viability of solar depends on it. A few years ago, PanTech Design began developing energy automation systems to work within the […]

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California Extends Individual Incentives for Solar Energy
September 17, 2019

This excerpt from Business Casual with Tyler Kern and Daniel Litwin discusses A.B. 1208 in California, which the the California Solar & Storage Association (CALSSA) says extends a ban on cities and counties from taxing the energy generated by rooftop solar panels for use by homeowners and businesses. The bill was signed into law by California […]

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Roof Talks: The One Big Mistake Building Owners Make When Going Solar
September 12, 2019

Solar energy is growing in popularity as it becomes cheaper and more efficient. But what many homeowners and businesses don’t know is that a solar system installed on a roof, new or old, can void your roof warranty and potentially hinder the roof’s overall safety. On this episode of Roof Talks, we welcomed Dave Schupmann, […]

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