This one caught me out….. http://midwestenergynews.com/2017/08/03/to-solve-duck-curve-missouri-utility-to-pay-bonus-for-west-facing-solar-panels/ To solve ‘duck curve,’ Missouri utility to pay bonus for west-facing solar panels. In an effort to better align solar-energy production with peak demand, the electric utility in Columbia, Missouri has begun to pay higher rebates for new west-facing arrays than it will for those facing south. Fantastically simple.… Continue reading Face west to feed the duck curve
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Solar duck curve
I really need to get to that blog about the duck curve… But it just ain’t going to happen between now and the 21st. Ok Ok, here is the quick version. We have so much solar in California, Hawaii and Australia that each day, the sun rises and the power stations have to produce less… Continue reading Solar duck curve
Post Falls – Idaho
A few weeks back we flew up to see Amy and Cole. No reason, just wanted to see them, Ok, Ok, yeah, we also wanted to see some snow….. We got the airport on Friday afternoon. I worked a half day so it was a relaxing afternoon with not a lot of TSA lines to… Continue reading Post Falls – Idaho
Add batteries to stabilize the grid
[Edit 13th March – This has really blown up in the media since I wrote this blog over a week ago. I did not think it would gain as much traction so I just scheduled this blog to go live 1 week forward from when I wrote it (as I often do if I have… Continue reading Add batteries to stabilize the grid
This is sorta part 1 of 2 that I have been meaning to blog about for a while…. My adventures in mains frequency measurement came from an Opto customer that wanted to make a device that started a generator if the mains frequency dropped a set amount (less than 1Hz). Some of my co-workers wanted… Continue reading TV Pickup.