Potential effects of distributed solar on retail electricity prices   Recently updated !

Concerns about the potential impacts of net-metered PV on retail electricity prices have led to an array of proposals to reform rate structures and net metering rules for solar customers. These proposals have typically been met with a great deal of contention and often absorb substantial time and administrative resources, […]

Five trends for the smart energy home of the future   Recently updated !

Spread over the acres of the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) floor space in Las Vegas, over half of the thousands of exhibitors were involved with the smart home. The smart home section was filled with companies that are using home wireless networks and connected devices to make houses operate […]

Trailblazing storage project leads the way to low-carbon future   Recently updated !

A trial of the largest grid-scale battery in the UK has proved it can potentially transform the energy grid and play a key role in the move towards a low-carbon economy. Designed and run by Bedfordshire-based UK Power Networks, the 6MW/10MWh battery stores energy when demand is low and releases […]

Battery cell production begins at the Gigafactory

Tesla and Panasonic have begun mass producing lithium-ion battery cells at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Sparks Nevada. The high performance cylindrical 2170 cell, jointly designed and engineered by Tesla and Panasonic, will be used in Tesla’s energy storage products and electric vehicles. By 2018, the Gigafactory will produce 35GWh/year of lithium-ion […]

EPA takes appropriate next step on vehicle standards

ACEEE welcomes the EPA’s final determination that greenhouse gas emissions standards for light-duty vehicles of model year (MY) 2022-2025 remain appropriate in light of the information available to date. The standards will save consumers tens of billions of dollars at the pump, will help ensure that domestic automakers continue to […]