Tag Archives: Solar Power

Is Solar Plus Batteries Cheaper than Natural Gas Generation?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Tucson Electric Power (TEP) recently announced a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) from NextEra Energy Resources for a 100 MW solar project combined with a 30 MW/120 MWh battery storage system. The all-in price is … Continue reading

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What is the Least-cost Source of Electricity in Your Community?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Average Costs Across the U.S. In our June 2016 blog post titled Economics, Not Policy Mandates, Drive the Growth of Renewables we described how the price of utility-scale wind and solar projects was becoming … Continue reading

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Why Would a Commercial or Industrial Electric Customer Want a Battery?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor In a recent two-part series of blog posts, we looked at reasons a residential electric consumer would want a home battery. We concluded that in almost all cases, home battery systems don’t currently make sense for … Continue reading

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Solar and Distributed Generation: Utility Business Model Threat or Rate Design Problem?

By Bill Malcolm, Guest Author* During the last two years, the utility industry has awoken to the role of solar and other forms of distributed generation and their impact on the utility business model.  At an Indiana Utilities Regulatory Commission forum, … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Barriers to Rooftop Solar

The following post is courtesy of Clean Energy Collective By Emily Hois, Clean Energy Collective The dramatic decline in the cost of solar energy, combined with a greater understanding of its financial benefits have made rooftop solar more appealing to homeowners … Continue reading

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Lucrative Retirement Plan Includes Solar Energy

The following post is courtesy of Clean Energy Collective and provides a unique angle to investing in solar energy. By Emily Hois, Clean Energy Collective Today’s life expectancy in America is eight years longer than it was in 1970. That’s eight … Continue reading

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Electric Industry Seeks Balance between Distributed Generation and the Traditional Grid

by Matthew Rose, Enerdynamics’ Instructor The industry “topic du jour” in 2013 was that utilities are facing dramatic and potentially disastrous changes to their business. These revelations could be traced to the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) assertion that various “disruptive … Continue reading

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