GreenStation & The Next Wave of Energy Storage Innovation

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMThe next wave of energy storage Innovation will be in efficiency, rather than time. During high peak demand times, utilities charge commercial customers a premium (per kW) called “demand charges.” These charges often make up 40% of the total electricity bill and have, on occasion even been as much as 70%. Green Charge Networks developed a demand charge reduction system called GreenStationTM that uses sophisticated combination of energy storage and software algorithms to predict and counteract power peaks second-by-second. It can shave 15% or more off the average building’s energy bill. Now Tip Capital has partnered with Green Change Networks and set up a $10 million fund dedicated to financing GCN’s retail, municipal and industrial customers. Continue reading GreenStation & The Next Wave of Energy Storage Innovation

The Elysian: An Iconic LA Apartment with free EV Charging

By Roy L. Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMWilliam Periera’s work has been described by adjectives like “stark,” “heavyset,” “functional” and “grandiose.” He completed over 400 projects, was one of the three architects that appeared on the cover of Time magazine and in the process also picked up an Academy Award, for Special effects on the 1941 action film “Reap the Wind.” Pereira’s work is said to have an unmistakable flair and he is recognized as one of the defining architects of the mid twentieth century. He designed the Metropolitan Water District complex in 1961 and the office tower has recently been transformed into a 96-unit apartment building renamed “the Elysian.”
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Protesting Service Cuts to an Overpriced BC Ferry System

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMThousands of people may be descending on Victoria on March 11, protesting service cuts to an overpriced BC Ferry System.

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