Tag: Business Of

Intersolar Europe 2015: Spirits Up, Stats Down

Intersolar Europe, billed at the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry, is indeed big. But Intersolar Europe 2015, one of five Intersolar-branded gatherings around the globe each year, was not as large as the annual convergence to the German birthplace of the solar age used to be.

Greenpeace Raises Pressure on Internet Companies to Go Renewable

For at least four years, Greenpeace has been raising public awareness and putting pressure on the world’s largest data and cloud computing center providers to fuel their operations with clean, renewable power. In May, Greenpeace released its 2015 “Clicking Clean: A Guide to Building the Green Internet” report, in which it evaluates and ranks the likes of Akamai, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Apple, Google and Microsoft in terms of renewable energy investment, use and leadership.

Reality Check: Maybe Energy Storage Isn’t Ready for Prime Time

Highlighting the growth of the energy storage market at the at the 2015 Energy Storage Association Conference in Dallas, Texas, Oncor’s  VP of Transmission Operations Wes Speed compared the industry to the Texas rain: “A few weeks ago we would look at the skies hoping it would rain. We would occasionally hear rain in the distance, but it would never come. This is like storage. It’s all on the horizon, and if you look at the news now, you can see it’s about to flood.”

Can Tesla’s Battery Hit $1 Billion Faster Than the iPhone?

Tesla’s new line of big, stackable batteries for homes and businesses started with a bang. The reservations reported in the first week are valued at roughly $800 million, according to numbers crunched by Bloomberg. If Tesla converts even a fraction of those reservations into actual sales, the battery roll-out could measure up as one of the biggest ever for a new product category.