Smart Energy Decisions Research Center

Energy Efficiency  -  September 27, 2017

An evaluation of efficiency programs in the Southwest

Type: Article
Date Published: 8/18/2017
Source: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This report from the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project examines the methodologies that electric utilities in the Southwest use to value the avoided costs of their energy efficiency and other demand-side management programs.

Energy Storage  -  September 18, 2017

Solar + storage: A gold opportunity in the Golden State

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 9/18/2017
Source: REC Solar
Primary Topic: Energy Storage

This guide, presented by REC Solar, explains how customers can lower their exposure to market risks and save money, both immediately and in the long term, by installing solar PV and energy storage together.

Sourcing Renewables  -  September 13, 2017

The state of corporate renewable energy sourcing

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 9/13/2017
Author: By Smart Energy Decisions Research
Source: Smart Energy Decisions
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

The unique data and analysis found in the report is only available in the two editions of this exclusive Smart Energy Decisions research report.

Energy Efficiency  -  September 11, 2017

Financing energy efficiency through mortgage loans

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 9/7/2017
Source: Institute for Market Transformation
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This report from the Institute for Market Transformation and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory examines the current landscape for building owners and lenders seeking to integrate energy efficiency and utility savings into building assessments and retrofit plans.

Sourcing Renewables  -  September 6, 2017

Case study: Scaling renewables to match the enterprise

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 9/6/2017
Source: Edison Energy
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

This case study, presented by Edison Energy, outlines the approach taken by Iron Mountain to increase its use of renewable energy through a series of cost-stabilizing transactions right-sized for its needs.

August 28, 2017

Insights from SED's 2017 Innovation Summit

Type: Presentation
Date Published: 8/28/2017
Source: Smart Energy Decisions

This overview of the 2017 Innovation Summit features edited transcripts from the Summit's most memorable presentations, panels and conversations, including energy efficiency and renewable energy insights from Lockheed Martin, General Motors, Procter & Gamble and more.

Commercial  -  August 23, 2017

Case study: How solar is slashing costs for Ricoh USA

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 8/21/2017
Source: EnterSolar
Primary Topic: Commercial

This case study, presented by EnterSolar, details benefits of a 607-kW ground-mount solar photovoltaic system installation at Ricoh USA's offices in Caldwell, N.J., that will offset 50% of its electricity needs.

Energy Efficiency  -  August 14, 2017

Case study: 3M's road to ISO 50001, SEP certification

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 5/15/2017
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This case study outlines the enterprisewide approach taken by The 3M Company, a multinational manufacturer, to certify multiple sites to the Better Buildings Initiative's "Superior Energy Performance" program, which includes a certified ISO 50001 energy management system.

Distributed Energy Resources  -  August 7, 2017

Case study: Managing costs with energy storage

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 8/7/2017
Source: EDF Renewable Energy
Primary Topic: Distributed Energy Resources

This case study, presented by EDF Renewable Energy, illustrates the real cost saving benefits of energy storage for commercial and industrial companies.

Microgrids  -  August 1, 2017

How new microgrid technologies enable optimal cooperation among distributed energy resources

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 3/15/2017
Source: Schneider Electric
Primary Topic: Microgrids

This white paper presented by Schneider Electric covers microgrid technologies in detail and explores their significant role in the new energy transition.

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