Submissions Now Accepted for Energy Manager Today Awards

Jennifer Hermes

Energy Manager Today has opened its submission period for the 2016 Energy Manager Today Awards. Products that help companies improve energy management are eligible for a Product of the Year Award. Companies that implement projects that successfully improve energy management metrics can submit the project for a Project of the Year Award.   As companies know, the   …Continue Reading

Tesla’s Success Would Mean Success for Many in the Battery Storage Business

Ken Silverstein

Everyone already knows the big news this week was that Tesla Motors will buy SolarCity Corp. for $2.6 billion — a move that helps Tesla improve its economies of scale when it comes to manufacturing battery storage for both cars and energy. It’s a move that, generally, has positive implications for the development of battery storage across the board.

Tesla Motors and SolarCity Make it Official with the Announcement of a $2.6 Billion Bid

Ken Silverstein

Tesla Motors Inc. said today that it is buying SolarCity Corp. for $2.6 billion. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, who said publicly in June that the two would try to pair, has said that the goal here is to wed the battery storage business with the rooftop solar panel business.

Obama Administration to Provide Up to $4.5 billion in Loan Guarantees for Electric Charging Stations

Ken Silverstein

The Obama administration will provide up to $4.5 billion in loan guarantees to build charging stations across the nation, all to spur development of electric vehicles.

Smart Tech Takes Over, Bolstered By Record Investment

Sara Gutterman

Smart, clean technologies have taken the market by storm, promising to change our built environment and grid infrastructure forever. Commanding over $430 million in venture capital in just the second quarter of 2016 alone, it has already been a banner year for these enabling technologies.

Smart Cities Market to More than Double by 2025

Carl Weinschenk

Navigant Research released a report this week predicting that global smart city revenue will grow from $36.7 billion this year to $88.7 billion by 2025. The report focuses on the energy, water, mobility, buildings and government elements of smart cities. Energy will be a big part of smart city development both from the supplier and   …Continue Reading

How Will Power Be Used Tomorrow and What Can Your Company Do About it?

Staff Writer

The energy world is changing at an unprecedented pace. The way large organizations acquire, manage and use energy is dramatically different today than it was ten years ago. And ten years from now, it will likely be different still, as technological, regulatory policy and business model innovations continue to yield new opportunities for energy management.   …Continue Reading

Bill Introduced to Give Businesses and Homeowners a Tax Credit for Energy Storage Use

Ken Silverstein

US. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, has co-sponsored the Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act, a bipartisan bill to establish investment tax credits (ITC) for business and home use of energy storage.

ViZn, Alpha Energy Enter Partnership

Carl Weinschenk

ViZn Energy Systems and Alpha Energy have entered into a partnership that will offer turnkey energy storage systems to large businesses, utilities and at the edge of the grid, according to ViZn. ViZn produces zinc and iron chemistry-based flow battery energy systems. Alpha Energy, which is a member of the Alpha Group, markets turnkey renewable   …Continue Reading

Demand Response Market Continues to Evolve as Summer 2016 Season Begins

Brett Feldman

Thus far, June has been a much less newsworthy month than May for the demand-side management (DSM) industry. But, it does represent the traditional start of the summer demand response (DR) season, so we will see if it becomes a busy DR season or a light one like the last few years.