Protologue

Deviating from the Standard

Within the energy sector, the main driver of change has been to increase efficiency. As in, we have accepted the underlying prime movers are infallible and only need some tidying-up. Deviation from natural monopolies and exposure to the global markets have introduced a perception of uncertainty. For innovators, however, it has created fertile ground to…
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Blockchain Reaction

The combination of software and hardware in the energy sector is presenting some exciting developments. Have you been following Blockchain? If not, it's time to. Commercial deployment of this accounting tool, coupled with distributed generation and load aggregation, is going to create tremendous growth opportunities. If you’re not sure what lies ahead it’s time to…
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Wanted: Energy Leadership

From the other side of the world in New Zealand, electricity stakeholders are struggling with the same questions as in the US. How do distribution companies maintain revenue, while PV and battery system installations are growing at incredible rates? PV and other distributed resources allow for the redirection of energy revenues into assets with a…
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How Can Solar+Storage Go Mainstream?

The news of battery storage options marks exciting times for energy nerds like me. Groups like Tesla and Mercedes tend to bring a new audience to the industry. Sleek designs and flashy advertising get people excited and I welcome that, but with a word of caution. Energy technology needs to function but also have a…
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