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Three keys to unlocking DER program management excellence
Three keys to unlocking DER program management excellence

A question we often hear from utilities is: “What makes an effective distributed energy resource (DER) program management solution over the long-term?” The question is often rooted in concern for making the best choice between developing an in-house solution or...

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Demand for firm power driving innovation in solar forecasting
Demand for firm power driving innovation in solar forecasting

Since 2014, compelling economics have made renewable energy the preferred source of new power generation capacity in the United States. Energy cost parity with traditional sources has been well-established by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and other...

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Strategies for managing multiple DER programs
Strategies for managing multiple DER programs

In spite of the industry definition of distributed energy resources (DERs) continuing to evolve, consumers are increasingly adopting DERs—often more than one. This means that for utilities, DER program management such as interconnection doesn’t end at “permission to...

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2016: The year of enhanced energy price competition
2016: The year of enhanced energy price competition

You can’t go anywhere these days without hearing about the price of oil. While in past years that often meant oil prices were skyrocketing, today, oil is threatening to hit 20-year lows (in inflation adjusted dollars). Right now, oil demand is so low, and supply is so...

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Solar+ homes (Part 8): The power of thermal mass
Solar+ homes (Part 8): The power of thermal mass

This is the eighth article of an 11-part series on Solar+ homes. The series describes how homeowners can combine simple energy efficiency measures, solar PV, electric vehicles and appliance electrification to create households that are fully powered by solar...

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Solar+ homes (Part 7): Staying warm in winter
Solar+ homes (Part 7): Staying warm in winter

This is the seventh article of an 11-part series on Solar+ homes. The series describes how homeowners can combine simple energy efficiency measures, solar PV, electric vehicles and appliance electrification to create households that are fully powered by solar...

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Solar+ homes (Part 4): The rise of solar-powered vehicles
Solar+ homes (Part 4): The rise of solar-powered vehicles

This is the fourth article of an 11-part series on Solar+ homes. The series describes how homeowners can combine simple energy efficiency measures, solar PV, electric vehicles and appliance electrification to create households that are fully powered by solar...

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Solar+ homes (Part 2): What is a Solar+ home?
Solar+ homes (Part 2): What is a Solar+ home?

This is the second article of an 11-part series on Solar+ homes. The series describes how homeowners can combine simple energy efficiency measures, solar PV, electric vehicles and appliance electrification to create households that are fully powered by solar...

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Adapting utility processes to the reality of distributed PV
Adapting utility processes to the reality of distributed PV

Utility processes and systems impacted by distributed PV In previous blog posts, we’ve looked at how the growth of distributed PV can impact grid operation at the system level. These blogs addressed how distributed PV can lead to the often referenced “duck curve,” and...

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MN Solar Pathways: Illuminating pathways to 10% solar
MN Solar Pathways: Illuminating pathways to 10% solar

On March 30, 2017, the Minnesota Department of Commerce along with its core team, kicked off its Department of Energy-funded MN Solar Pathways project aimed at finding the least-risk, best-value solutions for MN to achieve its solar energy goals. Clean Power Research...

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How to reduce demand charges using solar forecasts
How to reduce demand charges using solar forecasts

The challenge is well-known by commercial building owners and PV project developers: on site solar PV generation offers excellent energy savings to commercial customers, but can result in unreliable demand charge reduction benefits. Through a recent DOE funded...

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The Future of the NREL Solar Prospector and Public Solar Data
The Future of the NREL Solar Prospector and Public Solar Data

Solar Prospector Sunsetting As many of you have heard, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will be sunsetting the Solar Prospector tool. The Solar Prospector tool was last updated in 2012 by NREL, and its purpose was to provide mapping and data analysis in...

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Observational MET programs reduce uncertainty
Observational MET programs reduce uncertainty

This week, we're pleased to present a post from GroundWork® Renewables' CEO Ann Gaglioti. Measuring irradiance data in the field reduces the uncertainty of the energy production assessment and results in a measurable return on investment during project financing. In...

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Why WattPlan Grid: Planning for DER adoption
Why WattPlan Grid: Planning for DER adoption

Eight months ago, Clean Power Research and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) formed a unique partnership to solve the critical challenge of planning for DER adoption. In the words of our partners at SMUD, this new DER planning software—called WattPlan®...

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SolarAnywhere FleetView Forecasts Top EPRI Study
SolarAnywhere FleetView Forecasts Top EPRI Study

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) recently completed a solar forecasting trial designed to help utilities understand the value that accurate solar prediction can bring to their energy market schedules and balancing operations. SolarAnywhere® FleetView®...

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