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Energy Storage: A Potential Disruptive Force in Residential Solar

By Anonymous Early in the semester the class discussed the rapidly growing residential solar industry in relation to the case Verengo Solar Plus! The case noted that the U.S. had a total of 1,370 MW of installed residential solar capacity in 2010, representing an increase of 615 MW since 2009. This growth has been driven […]

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1366 Technologies: Slow and Steady Doesn’t Win

By Anonymous In our discussion of 1366 Technologies Inc., we analyzed some of the pros and cons of the company applying to receive Department of Energy loan guarantees. Many of us in the class were skeptical of the loan program and apprehensive about the terms and conditions required by the DOE. Additionally, with the application […]

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Storage – the Holy Grail of Energy Technology

By Andrew With the cost of renewable energy now becoming competitive with existing fossil sources we might be compelled to declare the war on carbon won. However that would be premature. The reason for this is the uncertainty and timing of renewable generation. For example, not only does solar require the sun to shine but […]

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Creating a central valley in Saurashtra, Gujarat, India

By Satya G. The lower central valley of California is endowed with sunlight and good soil, but it was lacking in water. Water had to be time-shifted and location-shifted to create one of the largest and prosperous agricultural areas in the world. As we saw in the Woolf Farming case, this was done by massive […]

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Pumped storage offers Colbun and renewable generators additional options

By Jason W. The Colbun case brought to light many of the issues facing power generators today. Fuel price fluctuations, growing energy demand, and changing regulatory environments have made capital investment decisions in the power generation space increasingly difficult. These issues coupled with climate change concerns and the desire to increase generation from renewable sources […]

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