Tag: grid modernization

  • Getting up to speed on grid-enhancing tech

    There are emerging opportunities for solar developers to work with alternative transmission technology providers on pilots and full scale projects that can help improve the grid. These opportunities are being funded by both state and federal programs aimed at grid improvements —including distribution activities — which benefit a broad spectrum of affected consumers, businesses, utilities……

  • DOE offers $18 million to fund for Flexible Innovative Transformer Technologies

    The U.S. Department of Energy has announced an $18 million funding opportunity for Flexible Innovative Transformer Technologies (FITT). Through this funding opportunity announcement, DOE will select up to nine awardees that are able to research, develop and demonstrate advanced transformers across a range of distribution to transmission scale applications, improving grid reliability and easing transformer……

  • Report: U.S. electric decarbonization hinges on grid modernization, Resilience  

    As megatrends such as decarbonization, electrification and climate adaptation continue to transform the U.S. energy ecosystem, a new report by Black & Veatch shows that the sector acknowledges the pressing needs to modernize the grid, bolster its resilience and accommodate the acceleration of renewable energy. The company’s 17th annual 2023 Electric Report, based on a……

  • Alliant Energy tries batteries over grid upgrades to boost solar energy in Iowa

    The next frontier for solar energy is solutions that do not affect the performance and efficiency of the electric grid. An innovative battery-storage solution in Decorah, Iowa, jointly supported by Alliant Energy, US Department of Energy (DOE), and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), looks to seamlessly connect customer-owned solarRead More — Solar Builder magazine

  • Smarter Grid Solutions explains how it can double the capacity available for interconnected solar

    Clean energy software firm Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) says it has developed five methods that could double the capacity available for solar panels and other distributed energy resources (DERs) to connect to individual electricity substations. Everything starts with the company’s ANM Element software product. Utility companies can monitor the amountRead More — Solar Builder magazine