Do Microgrids Hold the Key to Grid Stability?

Do Microgrids Hold the Key to Grid Stability?

Typically, power sources that can work independently of the electric grid are viewed as a competitive threat to utility companies. Community-based microgrids, and their potential to provide grid resiliency in response to a severe weather event or other emergency, are beginning to change that. An … Read more…

Vestas, Masdar Launch Wind for Prosperity Project

Vestas, Masdar Launch Wind for Prosperity Project

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas and Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar have launched Wind for Prosperity an initiative aimed at bringing affordable electricity to energy-poor, wind-rich rural communities. Wind for Prosperity combines, factory-refurbished wind turbines with advanced diesel power generation to create hybrid systems that are well-suited … Read more…

Energy Executive Moves: Eaton, Ameresco, Duke Energy, Vestas, Silver Spring Networks

Energy Executive Moves: Eaton, Ameresco, Duke Energy, Vestas, Silver Spring Networks

Duke Energy named Brian Savoy (pictured) vice president, controller and chief accounting officer, replacing Steve Young, who became executive vice president and chief financial officer. Savoy has served as director of financial forecasting since 2012. He has led a number of key functions, including vice … Read more…

Renewable Industry Coalition Wants Investment Law Parity

Renewable Industry Coalition Wants Investment Law Parity

Renewable energy companies like Vestas and Gamesa have formed a coalition to advocate for a level playing field with fossil fuel companies that will allow average Americans to invest in renewable projects the way they do in oil, gas and coal, with the same tax … Read more…

Toyota Unseats GE For Clean Energy Patents Granted in 2012

Toyota Unseats GE For Clean Energy Patents Granted in 2012

The US Patent and Trademark Office granted a record 3,061 clean energy technology patents in 2012, a 30 percent increase over the previous year and led by Toyota, according to an index published by Cleantech Group. The Clean Energy Patent Growth Index, which provides a … Read more…

Energy Executive Career Moves: Hara, Vestas, ANSI Energy Efficiency Working Groups

Energy Executive Career Moves: Hara, Vestas, ANSI Energy Efficiency Working Groups

Here’s the latest in executive promotions and appointments within the energy management industry. Hara: Rodrigo Prudencio became the CEO of the energy and resource data management company. Prudencio also joins Hara’s board of directors. Previously, Prudencio was a partner at Nth Power, a venture capital … Read more…

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