When EV Charging is Too Popular, These Standards Can Help

BC Hydro expects that in the near future, it will experience problems meeting the demand from consumers to charge their electric vehicles during peak hours. In a new project, the company has partnered with Greenlots to create standards that will allow for smart grid innovation and solutions to challenges like BC Hydro's. … [Read more...]

Siemens and Duke Show the Benefits EV Charging Offers the Home & Power Market

Siemens Energy Management Division and Duke Energy recentlly teamed up to show the benefits EV charging offers homes and the power market, as part of an 18-month effort to reduce the cost and expand use of the technology. Held at the Duke Energy Envision Center in Erlanger, Ky., and utilizing a Ford Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid, Siemens provided … [Read more...]

New York: Finding a Win-Win for Solar and Energy Efficiency?

New York may start giving new support to building owners that intertwine solar with energy efficiency, demand response or energy storage. The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently proposed the idea as part of a broader overhaul of the state’s renewable portfolio standard. The state wants to help the solar … [Read more...]

Helping Consumers Understand Solar & EV

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Rainer Boelzle, co-founder of WattPeople, which helps consumers understand the costs and benefits of using solar and electric vehicles. He explains the challenges and how the company approaches them.   Helping Consumers Understand Solar & EV ] Follow our podcast feed or find it on itunes. … [Read more...]