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More investment dollars for energy storage, but early funding still lacking

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:56
Strategic investors are good for energy storage startups, but they don’t necessarily reduce the risk of failure. Dean Frankel of Lux Research explains that while the energy storage market is growing, more funding for applied research and technology development is needed.

U.S. Senators want to pay utilities to engage with customers

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:48
A bill has been introduced to offer incentives for utilities that give customers more information on their energy use. Introduced by two Democratic senators, there is little chance it will pass in a Republican-heavy House. Still, it’s good to see at least some legislators take a positive stance on how they work with utilities.

Ouch! Minnesota's net metering formula may distress utilities

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:25
Minnesota’s effort to develop a fair way to determine the value of solar energy with a new net metering formula may not sit all that well with utilities, particularly if they were expecting it to increase the worth of their grid services. Click for details on the state’s new formula and what the outcome could be.