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Makani, the airborne wind energy developer owned by Google’s parent, Alphabet, will start testing its fly-gen turbine-bearing plane concept in Hawaii next year.

The tests will give Makani its first experience of operating the M600 airborne wind energy prototype away from a desert environment and over inhabited space near towns and an airport, said Makani’s head, Dr. Fort Felker. He declined to say when in 2018 Makani would move to Hawaii.

Originally, the San Francisco-based company was reportedly planning a move to Kohala, a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, in 2015. “We’ll just stick with ‘next year,’” Felker told GTM. “We frequently find our job

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California’s pitch for 100 percent renewable energy is dead -- for now.

In the last week of its legislative session, California bills that laid out plans for a 100 percent renewable grid by 2045 and a remake of the state’s grid into a regional system floundered.

Legislators’ failure to move the bills through could add fuel to the larger 100 percent renewable energy debate, in which a variety of stakeholders have questioned the speed, pathway, feasibility and, ultimately, the need for converting to 100 percent. The struggle begs the question: if California can’t make 100 percent a reality, can other large

In the first week of September, a U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee held hearings questioning a 40-year-old law that forms the bedrock of competition in the electricity market.

Before the law took effect, electric utilities had a complete monopoly over electricity generation. In 1978, after some spectacular cost overruns by incumbent utilities, the passage of Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) introduced competition. 

Is a law passed in the era of shag carpeting and sideburns just as unfashionable in 2017?

If the list of testifiers was representative of utility customer interests, you might think so. But electricity markets are no less in need of

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On September 27, as a follow-on event to Greentech Media’s REV Future conference, the Urban Future Lab will host its third and final venture showcase for the year.

Leading startups will pitch to early stage investors in energy and cleantech innovation, with award-winning companies that range from a microgrid controls and demand-response technology business to an energy-efficiency financing startup for the residential home market. The seed-stage companies pitching will be Resonant Energy, SparkCharge, Envairo, and MIMiC Systems Inc.

The companies pitching at the series A stage and above will be Go Electric Inc.,

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California will not be moving ahead with legislation to explore linking the state’s power grid with utilities and states across the Western U.S. -- at least not this year. 

This week, amidst the flurry of last-minute additions and deletions to energy-related bills before the end of the state’s legislative session, Assemblyman Chris Holden announced he would not be moving forward with AB 726 and AB 813. 

The two bills were the vehicles for a concept that’s won both favor and opposition from clean energy, environmental and consumer groups: regionalizing the state’s power governance, and opening up its operations to a far greater integration

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California’s pitch for 100 percent renewable energy is dead -- for now.

In the last week of its legislative session, California bills that laid out plans for a 100 percent renewable grid by 2045 and a remake of the state’s grid into a regional system floundered.

Legislators’ failure to move the bills through could add fuel to the larger 100 percent renewable energy debate, in which a variety of stakeholders have questioned the speed, pathway, feasibility and, ultimately, the need for converting to 100 percent. The struggle begs the question: if California can’t make 100 percent a reality, can other large

When Elon Musk kicked off Tesla's solar roof product in October, he left several open questions about how Tesla planned to enter the roofing market itself.

Building a roof requires different expertise than putting solar modules on top of it. And the roofing industry has established distribution channels throughout the country, typically reaching customers via local contractors supplied by larger roofing distributors. Breaking into that world out of nowhere requires a bit of work.

There's another solar roof company that doesn't have to worry about that.

GAF claims the title of largest commercial and residential roofing manufacturer in North America. It's been around

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