Home energy storage and blockchain experiments
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Home energy storage and blockchain experiments

The goal of using blockchain technology - versus a standard centralized utility - is that individual energy storage and solar power systems can talk directly to each other. Currently, the large electricity utilities talk to large scale distributed solar facilities via phone call and spreadsheets. There are occasional experiments - in Hawaii for instance - where we are trying to get solar panel level data to the electricity utilities. And everyone is asking for this high level data - we're just not there yet. The blockchain folks think they have a solution though... (more…)
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Renewable energy bills subject of Statehouse public hearing
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Renewable energy bills subject of Statehouse public hearing

Massachusetts'¬†energy future moves to the top of the Statehouse agenda, with Gov. Charlie Baker set to make the case for his two top renewable energy bills at a public hearing. One bill would require Massachusetts utilities to work with the state Department of Energy Resources to pursue long-term contracts for bringing hydropower into the state. Baker has also long expressed interest in adding Canadian hydropower to the state's energy portfolio. A second bill would raise existing caps on the state's "net metering" program that allows homeowners, businesses and local governments to sell excess solar power they generate back to the…
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