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Renewable Energy

As Renewables Flood the Grid, Opportunity Knocks For Building Management

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Building Management Opportunity With Renewable Energy

When we talk about adding renewable energy to the U.S. power supply, there is often a lot of talk about getting that power from the supply source (the solar farm or wind turbines, etc.) to the local power grid. There is less talk of what happens once that power hits the grid and how buildings may be able to adapt to the influx of power from renewable sources. Read More

Microgrids Get A Fresh Look

By | Renewable Energy

After the hurricanes the Atlantic Coast of the U.S. has seen this year, there’s been a lot of talk about stabilizing and improving the power grid to contend with major events. One idea is that of microgrids, which are used throughout Alaska and in other states to power business, industries, and communities, some of which are extremely remote and difficult to connect to the main power grid.

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What Impact Do Solar Eclipses Have On Solar Power?

By | Renewable Energy

On August 21, 2017, much of the U.S. will be able to see a total or near-total solar eclipse. While the phenomenon has been met with excitement by many, it also raises the question of how solar eclipses impact solar power generation. This is a situation we haven’t really faced before, since the widespread use of solar power and total eclipses have rarely overlapped.

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Legalization Of Marijuana Is Impacting Power Consumption – And Not The Way You Expected

By | Renewable Energy

How’s this for an unintended side effect of so many states legalizing the sale and consumption of marijuana? A dip in power consumption.

While many thought that marijuana legalization would overwhelm the power grid, and we did see a spike in demand when states first legalized it, demand is leveling off for a totally unforeseen reason: more growers are taking their crops outside.

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