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Energy Efficiency Plays Crucial Role in a 100% Clean Energy Future

Energy Efficiency Saves Money, Creates Jobs, and Cuts Pollution Every year, much of the energy the U.S. consumes is wasted through transmission, heat loss and inefficient technology—costing families and businesses money, and leading to increased carbon pollution, according to the

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Overcoming the Barriers to Energy Storage Interconnection

New DOE-funded Project Will Develop Solutions to the Challenges of Storage Interconnection This article was originally published by North American Clean Energy. The energy storage industry has advanced rapidly, demonstrating the critical role storage technologies have to play in enabling

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Why Improving Local Solar & Storage Codes Brings Us Closer to a Clean Energy Future

Imagine your company designs and installs solar PV systems and energy storage systems. In your current project, you’re designing a freestanding solar array for a customer that will shade a parking lot. While you’ve designed countless PV systems in this

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How IEEE 1547.1-2020 Paves the Way for More Energy Storage & a Smarter Grid

This article originally appeared in Energy Storage News. A newly released standard creates nationally applicable guidance for DER manufacturers on how grid support functions in their products will be tested. This paves the way for U.S. states to adopt more modern

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New Project Will Tackle Barriers to Energy Storage Interconnection

Energy storage technologies have a crucial role to play in enabling the transition to a low-carbon economy. Despite significant growth of the energy storage market in recent years, the process of connecting this technology to the electricity grid remains complex

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Predictions 2017: 5 Takes on What the New Year Will Bring for Renewable Energy

Originally published on January 5, 2017 in UtilityDive #5 State Policies Will Continue to Drive the Clean Energy Revolution by Sara Baldwin Auck The solar sector compelled people to stand up and take notice in 2016. Following the federal tax

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Make Your Voice Heard: Vote for IREC’s 2016 3iAwards!

The applications for IREC’s coveted 2016 3iAwards for Innovation, Ingenuity and Inspiration in the clean energy economy are in. It’s time to vote for the nation’s best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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But what does it mean?

When you start a presentation or a report with terms that mean different things to different people, chances are you’re not going to be successful in getting your point across. While making sure we use clearly defined and understandable terms seems intuitive, it doesn’t always happen. The clean energy community has a way to go to make sure we’re all talking the same language. But, there are good moves on the horizon.

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