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Tesla Motors Inc and the Home Energy Storage Business - DailyFinance

Tesla Motors Inc and the Home Energy Storage Business - DailyFinance | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, Elon Musk and JB Straubel, respectively CEO and CTO of Tesla Motors, visited Europe for a few meetings with owners of the Model
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National Top 100 | Green Power Partnership| US EPA

National Top 100 | Green Power Partnership| US EPA | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its ranking of the top 100 clean-power generators and consumers in its Green Power Partnership program. Intel leads the pack, followed by Kohl’s, Microsoft, Whole Foods, and Google.

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Mars Moves Towards Carbon Neutral Operations With Massive Wind Farm That Will Provide Electricity From Renewable Sources Equal To Its Entire U.S. Operations | News | Mars

Mars Moves Towards Carbon Neutral Operations With Massive Wind Farm That Will Provide Electricity From Renewable Sources Equal To Its Entire U.S. Operations | News | Mars | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it

By partnering with Sumitomo Corporation of Americas and BNB on a new 118-turbine wind farm, it marks the biggest long-term commitment to renewable energy use of any food manufacturing business in the United States

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The Koch Attack on Solar Energy

The Koch Attack on Solar Energy | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it
The Koch brothers and other big polluters are spending heavily to block state incentives for renewable energy.
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A Vanadium Flow Battery Brings Energy Storage to New York City’s MTA : Greentech Media

Germany’s CellCube to keep MTA running in storms, balance Con Ed’s grid day by day
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Hawaii regulators not observing sufficient urgency by Hawaiian Electric Cos. - Pacific Business News

Hawaii regulators not observing sufficient urgency by Hawaiian Electric Cos. - Pacific Business News | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission unveiled four major decisions and orders that, collectively, provide key policy, resource planning and operational directives to the Hawaiian Electric Cos.
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Japan wants to build a space-based solar energy farm

Japan wants to build a space-based solar energy farm | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it
A new proposal from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) lays out a plan that would solve the country's energy woes for decades to come. The power source? A series of platforms launched in...
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Onsite Generation: Can Utilities Rethink Their Business Proposition?

Onsite Generation: Can Utilities Rethink Their Business Proposition? | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it
Can utilities adapt to emerging innovations that allow customers to “bypass” their services? Or, will power companies become the modern-day dinosaur? The trend is toward more independent customers who are able to generate their own electricity -- all spearheaded by advancing technologies that are becoming cheaper and more effective. But just [...]
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Smart Wind and Solar Power - MIT Technology Review

Smart Wind and Solar Power - MIT Technology Review | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it
Big data and artificial intelligence are producing ultra-accurate forecasts that will make it feasible to integrate much more renewable energy into the grid.
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Google and SunPower Team Up to Finance $250 Million in Residential Solar Lease Projects

Google and SunPower Team Up to Finance $250 Million in Residential Solar Lease Projects | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it

Google and SunPower Corp. announced a new program that will provide financing to support approximately $250 million of residential solar lease projects.  Both companies are investing in the program, with Google committing up to $100 million and SunPower committing approximately $150 million.  Thousands of homeowners are expected to finance solar power systems through SunPower solar leases as a result of this program, joining approximately 20,000 Americans already leasing from SunPower.SunPower Newsroom


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US Electricity Sales Report-Mar2014

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Energy efficiency, growing customer awareness of energy use, and the rise of distributed generation (DG) are the main reasons behind the continuing stagnation of electricity sales in the U.S., according to a new report by CoBank.

 

Electricity sales have “decoupled” from the U.S. economy, a trend that may or may not continue, according to the authors. 

 

Despite many market pressures, "this isn’t the end of utilities,” said Taylor Gunn, economist at CoBank. “I think a lot of utilities see greater energy efficiency, the opportunity to offer distributed generation and solar assets to their customers, and maybe provide other services to their customers such as energy management as new revenue streams and new opportunities for growth."

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California Regulators Decide Utilities Can’t Charge Solar-Killing Fees

California Regulators Decide Utilities Can’t Charge Solar-Killing Fees | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it
The decision does away with a smorgasbord of fees and review processes state utilities had required of any customer who set up their own solar generation system with battery storage attached.
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Grid stabilising batteries edge closer to standardisation - PV-Tech

Grid stabilising batteries edge closer to standardisation - PV-Tech | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it
The number one source for in-depth and up-to-the-minute news, technical articles, blogs and reviews on the international solar PV supply chain.
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Ambri Gets New Funding to Enable Cheaper Grid Storage | MIT Technology Review

Ambri Gets New Funding to Enable Cheaper Grid Storage | MIT Technology Review | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it
Ambri raises money to build a commercial-scale factory for batteries that promise low-cost, multi-hour energy storage for the grid.
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Government earmarks £500 million to get more drivers into EVs | Fleet News

Government earmarks £500 million to get more drivers into EVs | Fleet News | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it

The British Government will invest £500 million between 2015 and 2020 to help drive the adoption of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs), the Deputy Prime Minister announced today.

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Yamaha’s Exquisite Electric Motorcycles Will Soon Hit the Streets | Autopia | WIRED

Yamaha’s Exquisite Electric Motorcycles Will Soon Hit the Streets | Autopia | WIRED | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it
Tesla Motors proved electric cars can be sexy, and Yamaha is out to show electric motorcycles can be, too, with a pair of gorgeous machines it will build... soon.
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IHS: Grid-connected energy storage to exceed 40GW by 2022 - PV-Tech

IHS: Grid-connected energy storage to exceed 40GW by 2022 - PV-Tech | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it
The number one source for in-depth and up-to-the-minute news, technical articles, blogs and reviews on the international solar PV supply chain.
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Nest Uses Its Data To Turn Electric Utilities Into Cash Cows | TechCrunch

Nest Uses Its Data To Turn Electric Utilities Into Cash Cows | TechCrunch | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it
When Google acquired smart thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 billion, the startup quickly stated that it would never share its user data with other Google..
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Ambri Wins $35M in VC Funding for Liquid Metal Battery Grid Storage : Greentech Media

A new lead investor gets involved as an MIT-Sadoway innovation goes commercial with funding from Bill Gates and Khosla Ventures
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Time to Rightsize the Grid? - IEEE Spectrum

Time to Rightsize the Grid? - IEEE Spectrum | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it
Bigger isn't always better when it comes to interconnecting power systems
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Smart Grid: The 10 essentials of a great smart grid plan

Smart Grid: The 10 essentials of a great smart grid plan | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it
Smart Grid - Whether utilities are just now embarking on their smart grid initiatives or they have been underway for some time, it’s always smart to consider good advice. While it may sound
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Google Agrees to Buy 407 Megawatts of Buffett’s Iowa Wind

Google Agrees to Buy 407 Megawatts of Buffett’s Iowa Wind | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it
Google Inc. agreed to buy 407 megawatts of wind power from Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., the technology company’s largest deal to date for renewable energy.
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Will Utilities Control Behind-the-Meter Solar Batteries?

Will Utilities Control Behind-the-Meter Solar Batteries? | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it

Sunverge sees a future in building and managing customer energy-storage systems as utility assets. Ken Munson, CEO of Stockton, Calif.-based startup Sunverge Energy, doesn’t want you to think of his company’s product as a “battery in a box,” backing up a roof full of solar panels

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Tesla batteries aren't just for cars, they're for utilities and homes, too - Albuquerque Business First

Tesla batteries aren't just for cars, they're for utilities and homes, too - Albuquerque Business First | SaskPower Strategic Corporate Development | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, I talked with John McElroy, the host of Auto Line Daily, an industry webcast, about Tesla’s shift from car-maker to technology company. The amount of batteries this factory would produce go far beyond the demand for not only Tesla but all electric vehicles being built today.
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