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  • Is storage hopeless?
    May 28, 2015 | Allen Greenberg
    DALLAS -Jigar Shah left his audience gasping. "If the storage industry is dependent on backing up solar, it's hopeless. You should quit your job today," Shah, a co-partner in Generate Capital, a San Francisco-based renewables financing firm, told them.
  • But head-in-the-sand time is over
    Cybersecurity is super scary
    May 24, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis
    According to Norm Judah, chief technology officer with Microsoft Services, the most popular topics in the industry---or what he labeled the "shiny thing in the sky"---changes. Most recently, it's been big data. Now, it's the Internet of Things.
  • New ways to positively impact the environment
    May 17, 2015 | Allen Greenberg
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR has no delusions that it can ever be a carbon-neutral enterprise but it is doing what it can to reduce its own, as well as its fans', carbon footprint.
  • Vestas - Hungry Yet Humble
    Robust, Mature Wind Business
    May 10, 2015 | Martin Rosenberg
    Chris Brown has been steering Vestas Wind System’s North American operations as it pivots to thrive in a more mature wind industry by being both hungrier and humble. He joined the company in late 2012.
  • What you can learn from SRP about customer love
    May 03, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis
    Arizona's Salt River Project (SRP) landed on JD Power's 2014 list of customer champions. They've also been at the top of satisfaction surveys for over fifteen years---at the very tip of the very top.
  • Apr 26, 2015 | Staff Writer
    Smart city initiatives are popping up around the globe. Innovative technologies and services support a plethora of "smart" - smart energy, smart building, smart water, smart homes, smart transportation, smart infrastructure, smart governance, smart education and smart consumer.
  • Crowdsourcing Energy Data Innovation
    Apr 19, 2015 | Christopher G. Irwin
    A little over a year ago, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the launch of the American Energy Data Challenge.
  • How well do you know your urban future?
    Apr 12, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis
    In case you didn't get the memo, the Smart Cities lab at MIT---yes, that MIT---isn't called the Smart Cities lab anymore. It's now called the City Science Initiative, but it's intent is still the same as it was with the original 2003 founding---namely, to find all the best, most efficient ways for humans to live together in urban environments.
  • Analytics Today and Tomorrow
    Toward a Self-Healing Grid
    Apr 05, 2015 | Lena Smart
    Data analytics have been part of the utility industry for decades, giving companies the information they need to run plants safely. This data holds great value, as it allows us to maintain our extremely high level of safety, and more effectively generate and deliver power to customers.
  • Low Income Population Subsidizes Others
    Net Metering Impacts
    Mar 29, 2015 | Jose Niño
    The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held its national convention in Salt Lake City this fall. As the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in the country, it got me thinking about our community’s economic and cultural strength and how to ensure Hispanics remain an economic force in America.