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The Future of ‘Behind-The-Meter’ Energy Storage

At the recent Solar Power International trade show, I had the opportunity to moderate a very interesting panel discussion exploring the future of “behind-the-meter” (BTM) energy storage, and I would like to share my key takeaways from the session. The panel included industry leaders from several innovative BTM energy storage companies, including: •    Advanced Microgrid […]

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At left, James Heappey, the British Member of Parliament for Wells and member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee.

S&C Hosts UK Policymakers Seeking to Learn about Electrical Networks, Energy Storage

Two European policymakers visited S&C Electric Company’s Chicago headquarters recently to gauge from our expertise what the structure of electrical networks should look like. Their common concern was over whether the way their markets are constructed is adequate to achieve their governments’ energy ambitions. Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales, home of S&C’s Europe, Middle […]

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Lessons Learned from Our Fire in Franklin

It has been one month since S&C experienced a fire in the assembly area of its Franklin, Wisconsin, facility. Let me start with the most important fact about this fire: no S&C team members were injured. I also want to thank the local fire and police departments who responded to the fire. Their fast response […]

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When Solar+Energy Storage Makes Dollars and Sense

S&C generated media attention recently for its completion of one of Ohio’s largest energy-storage projects, in Minster, Ohio. I’d like to explain why this project is so important. It would be simple to cite the fact that, for the first time, a municipal utility combined solar power with energy storage. That’s noteworthy, but the real […]

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The Challenges of Achieving 100% Renewable Energy

Discussion has been growing lately regarding the pursuit of 100% renewable energy. Achieving that goal already is starting to occur, albeit for only short periods. Portugal reportedly went four consecutive days running on entirely renewable energy. And during a few hours on May 8 in Germany, solar, wind, hydro, and biomass plants reportedly generated approximately […]

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The UK’s Road to Carbon Neutrality

The UK government has set a target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, and it has established various goals to meet that objective, including generating more power using renewable sources. However, despite its successes in adding more renewable electricity generation, the country has a long way to go to becoming carbon neutral in the next […]

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Energy Storage Quickly Becoming a Capital-Deferment Tool

Utilities are deploying a variety of new technologies to improve their bottom lines. Distribution automation, for example, is helping reduce costs through greater efficiency, reduced truck rolls, and other benefits. Utilities need to view energy storage in a similar light. As the price of energy storage continues to decline, it’s going to provide more and […]

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