18 Jul '12, 8am

States Lead in Freeing the Grid for Small-Scale Renewable Energy

States Lead in Freeing the Grid for Small-Scale Renewable Energy

, however, is much more complicated, and refers to the legal rules and procedures that connect a renewable energy system into the power grid. Power generators work within a set of rules established by state public utility commissions to determine who connects to the grid, under which circumstances, to ensure a reliable level of electricity supply to meet demand and prevent blackouts. Many interconnection standards, determined by monopoly utilities operating in each state, created significant barriers to customers being paid for excess electricity flowing onto the grid.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/07/18/states-lead-in-freein...

Tweets

Grid Tech Combines Supercapacitors and Flow Batteries: Electrochemical flow capacitors could make solar and wind...

Grid Tech Combines Supercapacitors and Flow Bat...

spectrum.ieee.org 18 Jul '12, 8pm

Illustration: Drexel University Reversible Reservoirs: A carbon-particle slurry flows from one reservoir to the other. It ...

The Alternative Crowd: Unusual Renewable Energies

renewableenergyworld.com 17 Jul '12, 2pm

The ability to generate electricity from these alternative sources is critical for powering gadgets in remote places, like...

The Alternative Crowd: Unusual Renewable Energies

renewableenergyworld.com 17 Jul '12, 1pm

The ability to generate electricity from these alternative sources is critical for powering gadgets in remote places, like...

Europe makes smart grid security recommendations - EE Times #Enisa

Europe makes smart grid security recommendation...

eetimes.com 19 Jul '12, 2pm

PARIS – The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has published a report that makes ten recommendations...

Renewable Energy and Climate Change - (blog)

renewableenergyworld.com 21 Jul '12, 8pm

Robert Rapier is an extremely senior journalist in the energy industry, and a very cool guy as well. When I got into this ...

Original Video: Renewable Energy in Germany 201...

cleantechnica.com 20 Jul '12, 11pm

In Germany, most of the renewable energy capacity is owned by individuals or community power projects. In this grassroots ...

An Off-Grid Retreat | American Solar Energy Society

An Off-Grid Retreat | American Solar Energy Soc...

ases.org 13 Jul '12, 9pm

When the clients approached us a few years back to design a weekend getaway/future retirement home, they had two prioritie...

Virtual Power Plant to Help Integrate Renewable Energy into Grid

Virtual Power Plant to Help Integrate Renewable...

cleantechnica.com 30 Jul '12, 5am

By using a mathematical technique called proper scoring rules (a scoring rule, is a measure of the performance of an entit...

Morocco Stays Renewable Energy Course Amidst Arab Spring

Morocco Stays Renewable Energy Course Amidst Ar...

cleantechnica.com 19 Jul '12, 3am

As longstanding ruling regimes shake and fall around them, Moroccans to date have been able to steer a moderate, comparati...

post on

post on

grist.org 24 Jul '12, 5pm

No one likes to be left out. (Photo by charamelody .) Last week, I highlighted some energy projections from 2000 or so tha...

Crowdfunding & limited partnerships for financi...

renewableenergyworld.com 13 Jul '12, 12pm

“The technologies are here,” explains Aaron Berg of Portland-based Blue Tree Strategies and one of the key architects behi...

Making 'Renewable' viable @gbelements

Making 'Renewable' viable @gbelements

greenbuildingelements.com 12 Jul '12, 3pm

“Flow battery architecture is very attractive for grid-scale applications because it allows for scalable energy storage by...