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EVs, Part 2: Connecting to the Grid: EV Infrastructure and the Clean Energy Economy

Over the past months, the growth of EV revenues and increased consumer demand for reduced emissions vehicles show that EVs are continuing to “crush it.” Last week, the first part of the EV blog series focused on the new market for all electric vehicles, and the rush by big automakers to get a share as...
We're all Customers of Green Electricity

We’re all Customers of Green Electricity

The Boston Globe ran a story on January 31st on Nstar’s Green program, describing its price surcharge, volatility and modest uptake. As a program which offers a a 50% or 100% renewable option for those few customers who are highly-dedicated early-adopters, the program was never intended as a major sales channel for renewables.  However, the...

How Soon Until We See Energy Efficiency Backed Securities?

Jon Guerster of Groom Energy on the market opportunity for financing energy efficient building upgrades through a shared savings approach.
Home Energy Apps - Not Yet "Plug and Play"

Home Energy Apps – Not Yet “Plug and Play”

Originally posted at Groom Energy Of course the conventional view is that the smart grid market will be “huge” – and the target for smart grid today is squarely on the residential market.  So it shouldn’t be missed that within days of each other both Google and Microsoft killed their initial home energy software applications. First...
The Benefits of Disruption

The Benefits of Disruption

To those of us working in the cleantech sector, it’s a familiar storyline: A new technology comes to market that increases productivity and changes business models, and, before long, it’s met with opposition. As we continue to push for major change in the energy industry, we will have to build the case for disruptive technologies...
Enterprise Smart Grid Helps Corporations Drive Energy Efficiency Behavior Change

Enterprise Smart Grid Helps Corporations Drive Energy Efficiency Behavior Change

How will Smart Grid 2.0 account for behavior? Our engineers can model energy savings from intelligent systems based on past operating history, but predicting savings from behavior change is more challenging.
The Smart Grid Will Be Inside-Out

The Smart Grid Will Be Inside-Out

Smart grid features and applications will likely be driven from inside the meter, out into the grid.