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Enphase Introduces System to Accelerate Mainstream Solar Adoption

Karen Henry

Enphase Energy has introduced a system that enables large-scale implementation of grid-ready solar power. The system integrates solar generation, storage, cloud-connected communications and load management, which allows solar installers and distributors to more easily manage the design, installation and management of solar arrays. The system provides utilities with a higher level of visibility, insight and   …Continue Reading

Greenbuild Features On-Site Microgrid

Linda Hardesty

The 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo taking place at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans features a Net Zero Zone where booths are fully powered by an on-site microgrid including alternate energy generation, storage and distribution. The Net Zero Zone at Greenbuild includes 1,500 square feet of exhibit space and an outdoor demonstration   …Continue Reading

How a JLL Building Saves Energy, Makes $80K

Sitar Mody

For 10 weeks this summer, EDF Climate Corps fellow Karan Gupta worked for JLL, a commercial real estate firm, to optimize energy use at one of the company’s largest buildings: 77 West Wacker Dr., a 1-million-square-foot commercial office building in downtown Chicago. At the core of Karan’s work was demand response – an energy savings tool that pays people to shift   …Continue Reading

Danish Island Serves as Testbed for Integrating Renewables into Grid

Linda Hardesty

The biggest smart grid project in Europe – the EcoGrid pilot – is being conducted on the Danish island of Bornholm. The project is trying to coordinate the fluctuations in the price of electricity with the volume of renewable energy available at five minute intervals, reports PennEnergy. In order to conduct the pilot, Bornholm’s local   …Continue Reading

Nissan Does Demand Response via LEAF EVs

Linda Hardesty

In Japan, ENERES Co. is using Nissan LEAF electric vehicles paired with the LEAF to Home power supply system for demand response testing at several sales outlets run by Kanagawa Nissan. Usually, when curtailment is requested, consumers may respond by moderating their use of air conditioning and lighting. However, by using the storage capacity of electric   …Continue Reading

Kit Does Demand Response for Small Businesses

Linda Hardesty

Universal Devices is offering its Energy Management In a Box – a demand response system configured for the small and medium business market. The system complies with California’s Title 24 building requirements and uses OpenADR. Energy Management In a Box combines Universal Devices’ ISY994 Automation platform with up to 64 smart thermostats. The programmability of   …Continue Reading

CODA Orders 125 kW Solar + Battery Converter

Linda Hardesty

Ideal Power announced its 125 kW converter family, including a 3-port hybrid converter and 2-port battery converter. The company also announced it has received an initial order for its 125 kW hybrid converter from CODA Energy, a California based manufacturer and installer of commercial and industrial energy storage. The 125 kW converter uses the same   …Continue Reading

BJ’s Wholesale Club Uses Solar Paired with Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

SolarCity and Direct Energy will provide solar electricity and solar energy storage systems at two BJ’s Wholesale Club locations – in Framingham and Dedham, Mass. These are the first BJ’s Clubs to install solar energy coupled with storage and will be the first two sites on the East Coast to utilize SolarCity’s DemandLogic energy storage   …Continue Reading

Smart Cities Drive Changes across Energy Sector

Karen Henry

The urban population is estimated to expand by 2.4 billion people over the next 35 years, and there is increasing demand to move to cleaner and more efficient energy resources to meet the needs of this quickly changing population. The smart city concept has developed in response to the rapid changes happening in cities around   …Continue Reading

EnTouch Demand Response is OpenADR 2.0 Certified

Linda Hardesty

EnTouch Controls says its EnTouch360° demand response service is now OpenADR 2.0 certified. According to the OpenADR Alliance, certified systems were first adopted by utilities in California, but now the technology is quickly spreading to other regions through the backing of utilities worldwide, including American Electric Power, Austin Energy, CPS Energy, Duke Energy, EDF Energy,   …Continue Reading

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