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By Solar Power World
on 12/4/2017
  • solar products
  • solar analysis software
It seems as though the internet of things (IoT) movement is everywhere. Itt's in your fridge, texting your smartphone when you're out of milk. It's in your suitcase, allowing you to track its location in case it's lost. The solar industry is no exception. Wi-Fi-enabled inverters allow remote updates so contractors don' have to visit a site to perform upgrades. Smartphone apps show consumers how their solar is performing or if their EV is charged. These are some of the top read more...
By Business Insider
on 10/24/2017
  • battery storage
  • energy storage
  • battery technology
North Carolina-based utility provider Duke Energy is betting on the rise of increasingly efficient battery technology to propel the rise of solar and wind power over the next five years, according to a new report by Forbes. There's going to be a lot of excitement around batteries in the next five years. And I would say that the country will get blanketed with projects Duke Energy business development managing director Spencer Hanes said on Thursday as part of a... read more...
By Futurism
on 10/23/2017
  • energy storage
  • battery storage
Renewable energy is, undeniably, on the rise: solar and wind farms are popping up in the U.S., Europe, China, and Australia, while many companies are planning to source 100 percent of their energy from renewables. Side-by-side with this growing interest in clean energy are equally increasing energy storage needs. According to Spencer Hanes, a business development managing director at the North Carolina-based utility provider Duke Energy, batteries—like Tesla’s Powerwall and Powerpack—are going to take over the U.S. electric grid in five years. read more...
By Forbes
on 10/22/2017
  • energy storage
  • battery storage
  • energy storage projects
Five years. That's how soon batteries can be expected to sprout all over the electric grid as utilities and homeowners drop in on a wave of falling prices, a Duke Energy executive said in Chicago Thursday. "There's going to be a lot of excitement around batteries in the next five years. And I would say that the country will get blanketed with projects," said Spencer Hanes, a managing director of business development with the Charlotte, North Carolina-based utility. "With the... read more...
By North American Clean Energy
on 9/15/2017
  • solar savings
  • solar savings software
  • solar policy
Despite the solar market's impressive trajectory over the past decade, there is still a significant amount of growth needed before solar, and renewables in general, make up a substantial portion of our energy generation. As the solar market continues to mature, the policy landscape becomes increasingly complex, with the implementation of new regulations, Net Energy Metering (NEM) rules, and less favorable utility rate structures. This complicates the solar value read more...