SolarCity Poll: What Do Homeowners think about Clean Energy?

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMIn January SolarCity and Clean Edge commissioned Zogby Analytics to poll US homeowners about Clean Energy. There were questions about products, services, electric utilities, third-party energy service providers, and consumer choice. The vast majority (88%) stated that renewable energy was important for America’s future. This opinion was shared by all political persuasions: Democrats (93%), Republicans (87%), Independents (83%). CEO Lyndon Rive, of SolarCity, and Managing Director Ron Pernick, of Clean Edge, introduced the media to the data.
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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

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