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Year in Review: Top 10 Advanced Energy News Stories of 2015, Part 2

Advanced energy makes news, and 2015 was proof of that. From innovative financing models for energy efficiency to Fortune 500 companies choosing advanced energy, businesses big and small had impact on the way the world generates and uses energy. In...

Posted December 21, 2015    

Year in Review: Top 10 Advanced Energy News Stories of 2015, Part 1

Advanced energy makes news, and 2015 was proof of that. From American offshore wind finally breaking water to energy storage gigafactories to fundamental changes in the way utilities make money, businesses big and small had impact on the way the...

Posted December 14, 2015    

The Customer is Always Right: Picking Advanced Energy Up and Down Supply Chain

Solar panels at an Apple data center in North Carolina.Here at Advanced Energy Perspectives, the trend has been unmistakable. Large, multi-million and multi-billion dollar businesses are choosing advanced energy over alternatives. From manufacturing...

Posted October 27, 2015    

It's Always Sunny in Orlando (and Maui); AEE Members Ink Big Deals [ENERGY NEWS]

Solar panels atop the Orlando Science Center. Photo by Jeff Krause.Solar becoming cost competitive in sunny Florida and Hawaii, and AEE members making deals worth millions. Just another week’s work for advanced energy.In Orlando, the municipal...

Posted August 18, 2015    

Clean Power Plan is the Story of the Week, with Reactions Mixed

Photo by Richard Caperton of Opower, who joined AEE's Malcolm Woolf and Arvin Ganesan in the audience for the announcement. The big news came early last week. Last Monday, President Obama announced the final version of the Clean Power Plan, the...

Posted August 10, 2015    

SunEdison Makes a ($2.2 Billion) Deal, Offshore Wind Breaks Water

Image: Offshore wind turbines in Denmark.This week, one AEE Member company dominated the news cycle with a major acquisition, HP joined the trend toward advanced energy-run data centers, and the American offshore wind industry is finally off the...

Posted July 29, 2015    

California Dreamin' of Distributed Energy Resources, as Utilities File Plans

In many ways, California is a special case. With an economy about the same size of Canada’s ($2.3 trillion in 2014) and a population of more than 38 million (roughly one in eight Americans is a Californian), California’s energy policies...

Posted July 13, 2015    

Energy News: With Powerwall, Musk Makes Energy Storage Cool

 “Welcome, everyone, to basically the announcement of Tesla Energy,” began Elon Musk, as the lights went up in front of an enthusiastic auditorium of Tesla fans. Positioned as an unveiling along the lines of Steve Jobs’s iPhone announcement,...

Posted May 14, 2015    

Hawaii's Advanced Energy 'Postcard From the Future'

Ah, Hawaii. The palm trees sway in the tropical breezes, the volcanoes cast long shadows on beautiful white sand beaches, and diesel-fired power plants generate electricity at the highest prices in the country. Big things are afoot for the...

Posted May 10, 2015    

Energy News: Batteries + Renewables = Growth; Kudos and Coverage for Member Companies

Two weeks ago, we reported that “solar-plus-storage” was the hottest new thing in advanced energy. This week, the New York Times agreed, posting a science feature on the growing (and growth!) partnership between batteries and renewable energy.Why...

Posted May 2, 2015    

Is the End Really Nigh for Fossil Fuels? Or is the Future Simply Advanced Energy?

“Fossil Fuels Just Lost the Race Against Renewables,” reads the hyperbolic headline from Tom Randall, writing for Bloomberg Business. “This is the beginning of the end,” the subhead piles on. This report of the death of fossil fuel-powered...

Posted April 24, 2015    

Energy News: 'Nodes and Connections' - How Solar-Plus-Storage Could Be a Game Changer

Advanced energy is an industry full of innovative technologies. This week it’s time for energy storage to shine—and we mean that literally. At the top of the news this week is energy storage systems paired with small-scale solar installations,...

Posted April 18, 2015