Tag: solar panels

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Solar Panels are Tricky to Recycle

September 1, 2020

Via: Waste360

Solar panels are an excellent source for renewable power, but there’s no plan for the e-waste they will create when they reach the end of their life. The International Renewable Energy Agency projects by 2050 up to 78 million metric […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

A Call to Design Solar Panels for Recyclability

March 17, 2020

Via: Waste360

The International Renewable Energy Agency points out that the world could be saddled with 78 million tonnes of solar panel waste by 2050, according to an Eco-Business report. The report looks at how solar needs to go circular and keep […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

3 Trends That Shaped the Grid Edge in 2019

December 11, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

It isn’t easy to transform a century’s worth of electricity infrastructure from the ground up, particularly in the face of climate-change-induced firestorms. In looking back at 2019’s most important developments on the grid edge — GTM’s term for the interface […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Planning Landfill Solar Projects

November 12, 2019

Via: Waste360

Planning for landfill design and operations to accommodate every stage of a facility’s life and beyond takes foresight. There’s especially a multitude of considerations when owners are contemplating reuse, as many are. One growing trend in particular is to set […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Westar rate cut gets Kansas OK, but new solar demand charge could hike bills

October 1, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities are increasingly considering demand charges, particularly for solar customers they believe are being subsidized by those without distributed generation. But the charges are a blunt instrument that can reduce a customers’ ability to control their bill, and potentially eliminate […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Solar Panels are Becoming Harder to Recycle

September 5, 2018

Via: Waste360

According to Forbes, new innovations in technology are making solar panels more difficult to recycle. As demand increases for solar panels, there is an even greater need for recycling panels that end up damaged or fall short of their warrantied […]

Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

How can US utilities be ready when everything changes?

May 4, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

EY, together with a leading global analyst house, has modeled three critical tipping points that mark utilities’ potential journey toward a new energy system. In most regions analyzed, these tipping points are staggered over a number of years, allowing utilities […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

Municipalities thinking green with CNG-fueled trucks, solar panels, other initiatives — and saving money

March 12, 2018

Via: American Infrastructure

Green initiatives are becoming more prevalent as communities look for ways to operate more efficiently. To accomplish those goals, some in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties are taking a hard look at the vehicles running in their fleets, switching to […]

Electric Utility

Solar Power Players: SEPA honorees look beyond the rooftop to manage dynamic grids

September 13, 2016

Via: Utility Dive

Earlier this year, the Solar Electric Power Alliance, a nonprofit that encourages utility adoption of solar power, announced it would change its name. Reflecting a shift in the industry toward the integration of a fuller slate of distributed resources, the […]