Texas Solar Growth Among Nation’s Highest

Texas Solar Growth Among Nation’s Highest

The Texas solar industry has marked its strongest quarter ever with 375 megawatts of new capacity added in just three months, according to a new report. The report also ranked Texas second among states for solar growth during the second quarter of 2017, and projected...
ERCOT Forecasts Enough Power for Summer, Beyond

ERCOT Forecasts Enough Power for Summer, Beyond

Good news from the operator of state’s primary electric grid: Texas should have enough generation capacity to keep the lights on this summer and fall, even during periods of peak use. Texas also should have sufficient power reserves over the next five years. These...
Typhoon Power: Device Captures Massive Wind Bursts

Typhoon Power: Device Captures Massive Wind Bursts

Imagine giant spinning egg beaters that produce electricity, but enough for an entire nation. That’s how Japanese inventor Atsushi Shimizu describes his new invention, an odd-shaped wind turbine designed to harness the power of tropical cyclones. “For decades, Japan...
The Texas $5 Billion Battery Plan: What Went Wrong?

The Texas $5 Billion Battery Plan: What Went Wrong?

Last November Oncor Electric, the state’s largest transmission and distribution utility, floated an ambitious plan to invest up to $5.2 billion in battery storage technology. In theory the new batteries would bolster the state’s main power grid and — at least...