Renewable Storage Is Key

In 2020, when 33% of California's electricity is supposed to come from renewable sources, the net load curve will look like a duck.

As we talk about the future of renewable energy, there's one aspect that should be at the forefront of the conversation: storage. We've already figured out how to capture wind and solar energy, but it's equally important to figure out the best way to store this energy and use it when it's needed. Continue Reading →

Why Residential Solar Can’t Keep The Lights On (Yet)

Solar Panels for municipal energy production in Del Norte, Colorado

The vast majority of all solar systems, regardless of size, are designed to shut down during a utility power outage. Backup batteries or generators help solar-powered homes keep the lights on when grid power goes down. However, these reliability enhancements are beyond the financial reach of most homeowners. Continue Reading →