The Swell

California Law Will Streamline Permitting For Distributed Energy Storage

Anna Gretz
Energy
October 10, 2017
The effort to cut red tape from energy storage permitting could become a national model, state storage leaders say.

The Key To Community Solar Is Storage

Anna Gretz
Energy
October 5, 2017
The past few years have seen a huge growth in “community solar” projects; initiatives that create space and structure for people to share the benefits of solar installations. Shared solar panel projects are popping up all around the country, giving a wider range of people the benefits of solar power. The only thing missing? Community energy storage.

Hurricanes May Prompt A Rebuilding Of The Island Energy Landscape

Anna Gretz
Sustainability
September 27, 2017
After a week without power in Puerto Rico, food is running short, clean water is scarce, and those in dire need of a hospital are finding medical facilities that are crippled by the lack of electricity. Generators were in widespread use, but they run on fuel, and fuel supplies are about to run dry as well. What if islands cut ties with non-renewable energy sources?

Duke Energy Invests $30 Million In Battery Storage

Anna Gretz
Energy
September 21, 2017
Energy storage is marking some big territory.