Renewable Energy

Stem to Roll Out AI-Powered Battery Energy Storage at Eight Kilroy REIT Properties in California

Leading commercial real estate developers and owners are only just beginning to latch on to the financial, and broader social and environmental, benefits they can realize by investing in intelligent battery energy storage systems, the costs of which are falling fast.

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Does Solar Change the Calculus on Bitcoin Mining?

We know that solar power can be used to save money on utility bills, but can renewable power help increase profits for your Bitcoin mining operation? The Bitcoin Profit Equation Bitcoin is seen by many as the money of the future. This completely digital source of currency has no physical representation and does not operate on the gold standard. Bitcoins are mined from a …

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President Trump Levies a Tariff On Solar Panels

Solar tariffs from Donald Trump

The solar energy industry recently received a blow from the Trump administration. President Trump imposed a 30 percent tariff on imported solar cells and modules. The tariff will decrease to 25 percent for the second year, 20 percent for the third year and 15 percent for the fourth year. In April, Suniva, Inc., a Chinese owned U.S. based manufacturer of solar panels, filed a …

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Green Bonds Issuance Reaches Record High Despite US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

Funding renewable energy and low-carbon mass transportation projects emerged as main themes as new, green bonds issuance surged 78% in 2017.

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FERC Charts Open, Unbiased Course to Enhance Energy System Resilience

Closing a DOE proposed new rulemaking and opening a new docket, FERC launched a more open, holistic and unbiased course aimed at enhancing the resiliency of U.S. power and energy systems.

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Is There Enough Lithium to Feed the Need for Batteries?

Peak lithium

Since the release of the first commercial lithium ion battery (LIB) in 1991, this technology has expanded at a rapid rate. So rapid, in fact, that concerns are beginning to be raised about a state of “peak lithium” beyond which we won’t have enough to fuel our bottomless thirst for electronics. But is peak lithium a real concern? Or just another over-hyped disaster scenario? …

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How Communities Living in Poverty Can Benefit From Renewable Energy

Rainshadow Charter School

Impoverished communities around the globe lack access to essential amenities including heat, electricity and clean drinking water. Residents of rural communities are also in a similar situation. Electric companies have little incentive to add additional infrastructure to the electrical grid to provide these areas with electricity since it isn’t economical. Instead, residents are forced to use kerosene, diesel, candles and other antiquated technologies to …

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