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Transformation of the Energy Sector – Interview with Joan Colell, FlexiDAO

FlexiDAO provides a software platform for Energy Retailers that harnesses the power of blockchain technology to provide energy data management tools needed to offer new smart energy services. Their vision is to provide the IT backbone that enables the transformation of the energy sector into a truly carbon-free, prosumer-centric, and…

FlexiDAO helps companies to transition to Net-zero emissions by tracking in a transparent way, where their energy comes from and their resulting carbon emissions. In this way, it empowers consumers to make educated decisions on how to reduce their carbon footprint. RESpring does not substitute the official certifications, but it adds a layer of transparency, speed, and granularity, which is currently missing.

Joan Collell, co-founder and COO at FlexiDAO

How To Rebuild The Economy And Create Jobs With Clean Energy Innovation

We could not get through this pandemic – or run our national or global economies – without energy. Literally. Energy kept hospitals taking care of patients, kept essential services like grocery stores and pharmacies open, kept first responders equipped to respond and transport patients to medical care, and “providing reliable power and energy…

City of Tampa is looking at rooftop solar

Tampa may be getting new solar arrays downtown in the near future. Whit Remer, the city’s new sustainability and resilience officer, said he is looking into buildings downtown that may be suitable for a rooftop array, including the Tampa Convention Center. Remer’s plans came as part of a news conference by Environment Florida Research & Policy…

We’ve never done a rooftop array or any type of community solar. That’s something that we’re really looking forward to.

Whit Remer

New York Power Authority seeks developers to install solar at 46 NYC public schools and other municipal sites

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) announced the planned installation of up to 16 megawatts of solar energy on the rooftops of 46 New York City public schools and several New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) sites, including its Wards…

Battery energy storage is getting cheaper, but how much deployment is too much?

When asked how to best plan for battery storage in a future power mix, utilities, resource planning consultants, and researchers had the same answer: It depends. The key variables are the system’s current and projected renewables and storage penetrations. But drilling into the complexities of planning for the right amount of battery storage in a…

Until about 2016, it was assumed batteries were too expensive and planners wouldn’t even include them in their modeling. Now, something like 80% of utility [resource planning] models look at storage and some are selecting purely on its cost-competitiveness.

Energy Storage Association (ESA) VP for Policy Jason Burwen

Solarpack, Enel amongst winners as SECI tender tempts record low India bids

Spain’s Solarpack and Italy’s Enel are amongst the winners of Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) latest utility-scale solar tender, which has tempted record-low bids from parties involved. Winners of SECI’s ninth tranche of the Interstate Transmission System (ISTS)-connected solar tender competed for 2GW of contracts, with a total of 12 bids…

Seven key things to consider when implementing smart grids

Edie recently hosted a 45-minute masterclass webinar on smart grids, which saw expert speakers from E.ON and the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) provide best-practice advice on installing and operating flexible energy technologies. Here, we round up their key takeaways. Distributed energy assets fast becoming a mainstream part…

Ircon inks pact with NIIFL, Ayana Power to explore opportunities in solar energy

New Delhi: Ircon International Ltd on Monday said it has inked a pact with NIIFL and Ayana Renewable Power for exploring opportunities in the solar energy sector. NIIFL and Ircon will evaluate strategic partnerships across infrastructure projects and have agreed in principle to identify, bid, and execute solar energy projects through joint…

We need a ‘million mile’ battery for more than just electric vehicles

With the past few years’ enormous buildouts of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery manufacturing plant capacity and near-term commitments to further expansions, battery storage costs continue to fall dramatically. Falling costs, coupled with improved performance, are enabling new battery applications that dramatically will accelerate the energy…

As markets for longer duration storage mature, improved battery longevity will be necessary to provide confidence in the remaining energy content of repurposed EV batteries to match remaining value to use case.

Creating a More Reliable Grid: FlexGen’s Battery Energy Storage System Provides Emergency Black Start Power to Indiana Communities

FlexGen, a leading energy storage integrator, is helping bring a leading Indiana utility closer to its goal of transitioning to more renewable power generation resources. Recently, the utility company successfully fired up one of two 77 MW natural gas turbines with black start capability powered by FlexGen’s state-of-the-art lithium-ion…

FlexGen provides integral capabilities like black start for utility clients’ existing power plant sites through cost-competitive battery storage assets. We look forward to helping Indiana further integrate carbon-free technologies that increase the reliability of the electric system.

Alan Grosse, FlexGen’s COO

A new approach to scaling-up renewable power in emerging markets

Nearly 840 million people live without electricity in the world today, and the global demand for energy is only growing. Without more sustained and strengthened action, 650 million people will have no power within the next decade. With the world going through an unprecedented pandemic, providing affordable energy to the unserved…

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