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As Texans are asked to cut energy use amidst a heat wave, solar and batteries step up

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the controlling body of the Lone Star state’s grid, is having an increasingly difficult time living up to the “reliability” part of its name. Long, powerful heat waves have stretched across the state for a good...

US nears 50% emission free electricity, wind & solar set records, solar up 23%

The United States power grid will soon have a month where it is powered by more than 50% emission-free electricity sources, a milestone which will most likely occur in April or May, and probably in 2024. The emissions free generation is likely to come...

Residential solar offers price certainty in chaotic electricity markets

In Texas, electricity is deregulated, which means distribution-level energy supply companies can compete in the open market to offer residential and commercial contracts. Texans are now accustomed to shopping around for new electric rates every six to twelve months or...
Texas solar is booming, but batteries are not included

Texas solar is booming, but batteries are not included

California has been the unquestioned leader in the energy transition, and it has matured to a solar plus battery market. Looking ahead, the state has 16 GW of projects with signed interconnection agreements in hand and a projected commercial operation...

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California’s solar market is now a battery market

California’s solar market is now a battery market

No state has led the energy transition like California has. While other states may have higher portions of wind in their electricity mix, at full sun the output of solar panels in California rivals that of Texas wind power. It has often been the first state in the...

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