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The U.S. Department of Energy announced this week that it will conduct a study of the costs and benefits of net metering to utilities, ratepayers, and the electrical grid as part of the agency's Grid Modernization Initiative. DOE said it expects to use the input to help inform a report to Congress.

The report is part of an agency effort started in 2015 to ensure the electric grid is resilient, reliable, affordable, flexible and sustainable. The initiative runs through 2025 and is seeking more than $7 billion in annual economic benefit. Public comments are due before Oct. 30, 2017.

http://www.utilitydive.com/news/doe-seeks-stakeholder-input-data-for-net-metering-cost-benefit-study/505025/

 

IESE's Public-Private Sector Research Center and PPP for Cities, IESE's Specialist Center on PPP in Smart and Sustainable Cities, are producing a series of studies, with the support of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and its International PPP Centre of Excellence.

http://www.ieseinsight.com/doc.aspx?id=2020&idioma=2

El Ministro de Minas y Energía, Germán Arce Zapata, y el Ministro de Presidencia (e) de la República de Panamá, Salvador Sánchez, reactivaron el acuerdo que promueve las acciones necesarias para viabilizar la integración energética entre los dos países, fundamental para consolidar la integración de la Comunidad Andina con Mesoamérica.

https://www.minminas.gov.co/en/web/10180/1332;jsessionid=wUw1Y1ECFhZGjtW+8aOsXU2Z.portal2?idNoticia=23920212

Newspapers that had historically slated wind and solar power as “subsidy monkeys” joined clean energy supporters in celebrating what are by any standards remarkable cost reductions. A leader in The Times noted: “The cost of building offshore turbines has fallen by nearly two thirds [in five years], and the Government’s targets for expanding wind power output, originally set with a deadline of 2020, have been met four years early.”

https://capx.co/innovation-not-subsidy-is-transforming-the-energy-market/

En un voto prácticamente unánime, la Cámara de Diputados [imagen] otorgó media sanción al proyecto de ley que propone fomentar la generación y habilita a los usuarios residenciales y a las Pymes a producir su propia energía a partir de fuentes renovables y a vender excedentes a la empresa distribuidora.

https://america.energias-renovables.com/panorama/la-camara-de-diputados-aprueba-la-ley-20170914

Inverters are critical to energy storage operation. As the “brains” of a storage project, inverters manage, optimize and ultimately drive project performance and returns. Yet the landscape for energy storage inverters remains nascent and fragmented, full of new products with varying applications and functionality.

https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/trends-shaping-the-energy-storage-inverter-market?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=gtmsocial

Emerging markets including China and India could be the best bets for investors hoping to fight climate change and boost returns, according to a report Thursday.

https://about.bnef.com/blog/china-india-best-bets-for-green-investors-morgan-stanley-says/

Packing tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect, could pave the way to a new generation of advanced photovoltaics, say Stanford University scientists.

In a new study, the Stanford team used the insect-inspired design to protect a fragile photovoltaic material called perovskitefrom deteriorating when exposed to heat, moisture or mechanical stress. The results are published in the journal Energy & Environmental Science (E&ES).

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/09/insect-eyes-inspire-new-solar-cell-design-by-stanford-researchers.html?utm_content=buffer400cc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

India’s next big export industry could be its sunshine, as game-changing technology makes it easier to generate, store, transport and deliver its energy as “Solar Fuels.”

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/09/13/india-can-export-sunshine-around-world/?utm_content=buffer1082b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer