Here are five recommended reads for today (6/26/14).
- Greentech Media reports, "According to GTM Research’s newest report, Microgrids 2014: The Evolution of Localized Energy Optimization, current microgrid capacity stands at 1,051 megawatts and is forecasted to reach approximately 1,843 megawatts by the end of 2017, driven in part by a number of recently announced state-level resiliency programs."
- According to Midwest Energy News, "While a Michigan utility says cost concerns are preventing it from expanding its solar program, a draft report from state regulators says it could do so without noticeably affecting electric rates."
- Gigaom reports, "New tools for home energy — from a solar roof to better insulation — are leading to big growth for a six-year-old startup in New England."
- According to Blue & Green Tomorrow: "Scientists have discovered that a material found in bath salts could serve as a cheaper and less toxic replacement to a compound used in solar cells. The breakthrough could significantly reduce the cost of the technology."
- The Wall Street Journal reports, "Oil From U.S. Fracking Is More Volatile Than Expected."