Energy Efficiency


Saving Water One Drop at a Time with IoT

IoT is gaining strides in utility applications. More recently, it’s found an innovative use in agriculture, as farmers work to more precisely gauge irrigation needs and conserve water resources. Smarter irrigation is essential because...

Complacency - The Erosion of Safety

There is a hidden trap waiting to ambush even the most competent construction worker, superintendent, or engineer.  It is called complacency.Complacencyis the feeling of self-satisfaction, contentment, and (occasionally) smugness. It...

USDA REAP Loans: FACT vs. Fiction

Loans for renewable energy projects using the USDA REAP (Rural Energy for America Program) are essential to increasing our energy independence.  REAP loans have longer terms, low interest rates, and are fully amortized, with no calls...

How to Seize Storage Market Opportunities while Balancing Environmental & Engineering challenges

Rapidly advancing technologies and improving cost effectiveness are pushing U.S. utilities and developers to look to energy storage as a solution to grid resiliency and efficiency. Grid disruption from events like natural disasters, extreme weather...

Blockchain’s Promise to Revolutionize the Energy Sector

In early February, Tesla and the government of South Australia announced what was being been billed as

Bolstering Project Bankability in the Emerging Renewable Energy Markets

Renewable energy technology has continued to proliferate worldwide, such that wind and solar developments continue apace. However, the speed at which this proliferation has occurred has varied. The established markets in Europe and North America...

The Captive Insurance Opportunity: Renewable Energy

Most corporate buyers of insurance have heard the terms “Captive Insurance”, or “Captive Insurance Program”. However, many business owners may have differing levels of understanding of this concept. The goal of this article is to offer...

Clean Energy Future and Valuation of Energy Efficiency - California and New York lead the way

For all the excitement these days over the boom in renewables like wind and solar, and the growth of distributed “clean energy” systems, one truth that never changes is that the cleanest energy is the energy you never have to use. As major...

Flexibility Management Software: Creating value in the new distributed electric grid

Today’s energy system is being fundamentally transformed from the traditional centralized electrical grid into a distributed network of connected assets. New information and communications technologies are enabling smarter, more efficient grid...

Mining the Sky

Mines reach the end of their life either as a result of depleting reserves, or when they become anti-economical to continue extraction due to commodity price cycles, loss of comparative advantage to another producing region, or, in some cases,...

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