Noticias

2017: The PV year in review

Trade cases, insolvencies, record-breaking low auction prices, China’s eye watering installation rates – all this and more characterized the 2017 solar PV industry. pv magazine reflects on the biggest stories, trends and developments of the past year; and summarizes what the industry can expect in 2018.

https://www.pv-magazine.com/2017/12/25/2017-the-pv-year-in-review/

The Internet of Things Is Going to Change Everything About Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity can cause organizational migraines. In 2016, breaches cost businesses nearly $4 billion and exposed an average of 24,000 records per incident. In 2017, the number of breaches is anticipated to rise by 36%. The constant drumbeat of threats and attacks is becoming so mainstream that businesses are expected to invest more than $93 billion in cyber defenses by 2018. Even Congress is acting more quickly to pass laws that will — hopefully — improve the situation.

https://hbr.org/2017/12/the-internet-of-things-is-going-to-change-everything-about-cybersecurity?utm_campaign=hbr&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Bids Are in for Massachusetts Offshore Wind Procurement; Storage Included

Offshore wind power proposals were due today in response to a request for proposals (RFP) by three utilities in Massachusetts. Companies submitting their bids presented options that could help give their projects a boost in the selection process, including scalable transmission and energy storage project components.

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/12/bids-are-in-for-massachusetts-offshore-wind-procurement-storage-included.html?utm_content=buffer1ff9b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

South Australian Government to Be Powered by Solar, Wind

New electricity retailer SIMEC ZEN Energy has won the contract to supply the South Australian Government until at least 2020. Under the contract, SIMEC ZEN Energy will supply more than 80 percent of the government’s electricity needs in 2018. This will escalate to 100 percent in 2019 when it will be backed by local renewable energy projects.

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/12/south-australian-government-to-be-powered-by-solar-wind.html?utm_content=bufferb5e98&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Is your grid communications infrastructure ready for DERs?

As power utilities worldwide embrace smart grids, new energy technologies and innovations are changing power generation, transmission and distribution. One of the most significant changes is the adoption of distributed energy resources (DERs), particularly solar and wind power. The high adoption rate offers many opportunities and challenges. On one hand, DERs play a key role in transitioning to green and sustainable energy. 

https://www.utilitydive.com/news/is-your-grid-communications-infrastructure-ready-for-ders/513204/