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  • We don't cheerlead much here at ReWire , but we're just really not seeing a downside to this: a Bay Area firm is leasing power storage capacity ... businesses to reduce their power consumption from the grid at peak times, offering electric bill reductions of between 10 and 40 ...
  • ... are what are, in our view, the five most important stories ReWire worked on in 2013. Each of them will likely continue to be important ... and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently made news by offering wind developers 30-year permits to kill bald and golden ...
  • ... Southern California utility just delivered some upsetting news to owners of those storage systems. ... power derived from non-renewable sources into the grid in a program designed to promote renewables. SCE claims that since ... or power from the battery," SCE's Vanessa McGrady told ReWire . "This creates a complication, because only renewable power ...
  • ... the sun sets. But sometimes it happens without much warning: a nest of large dark clouds will roll in and cover an entire state, or the ... as dependable. And you can't just put power into the grid when the sun's shining for use later. Electricity is either on or ...
  • ReWire takes a look at the stories you thought were the most important, at least in terms of ... and friends have our continuing sympathy. 1) More Good News About The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World': An ...
  • A draft of a policy would require the state's three largest utilities to start acquiring power storage capacity, with a target of more than 1,300 megawatts of ... sun goes down and the wind stops blowing, and suddenly the grid doesn't have those electrons to run our air conditioners and ...
  • We can run our grid on renewable power effectively, say the authors of a study released this month, without massive storage capacity. The key is ... generating capacity, and that study's authors have good news for California. Configure block ...
  • ... on a windless night and have the lights go on. This isn't news : we've covered the storage issue frequently here at ReWire . But a study published recently is news : it suggests that on a ...
  • ... tablets and laptops at tables on campus run by off-the- grid solar power . [scald=55090:kl_image_original_context ... ports per table? That should keep plug access battles to a minimum.) The juice for the ports comes from batteries built into the table ...
  • The Rocky Mountain Institute suggests a way that solar companies might entice homeowners to go solar: give them a ... metering) to sellling all your generated power to the grid (feed-in tariffs) to leasing the panels on your rooftop to a solar ... suggests that free might not go far enough: Free is great , and most people I speak with are thrilled to get solar for free. ...

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