Successful climate change mitigation will involve not only technological innovation, but also innovation in how we understand the societal and individual behaviors that shape the demand for energy services.
A new solar research institute is opening in a Southeastern state where coal still wants to be king and solar is barely there: Alabama.
The state’s largest utility, Alabama Power, wants to work with the new Southeastern Solar Research Center (SSRC) in Birmingham (EnergyWire, June 12). The utility wants to evaluate how different solar photovoltaic systems operate and perform under the region’s hot and humid conditions, according to information the SSRC released last week.
via UTILITIES: Ala. goes back to basics as solar flourishes in neighboring states — Thursday, June 19, 2014 — www.eenews.net.
“The goal is to develop methods for determining the full and fair value of distributed generation to the grid. The study also will identify methods for determining the full and fair value of the grid to homes and businesses that produce their own power.”
via TVA exploring distributed generation – Power Engineering.