From an early age we learn about the scientific method: question, hypothesize, predict, test, analyze, redefine and repeat. It’s this standardized method that makes it easy for scientists to see what others have done, then reformulate using their own theories and gather
Commercial Demand Charge One of the most frequent topics that I encounter while talking with customers about energy monitoring is the importance of measuring and correcting power factor. In a practical sense, power factor is a ratio of the amount of
As hardware installation costs drop and consumer confidence improves, solar installations are becoming more and more common. Small arrays (<10 kW) are becoming cost effective for business and even individual homeowners. A solar array can be used to avoid paying
In 1890, the Western Union Telegraph Company utilized a battery storage system consisting of 20,000 zinc-copper cells. The installation was designed to provide power in the event of a utility failure. Modern battery storage systems are designed to meet the
In our previous post, we covered some of the factors that should be taken into account when considering a battery storage system (BSS). Today, we’ll explore several popular battery technologies. Note, all values are approximations based on a variety of
As utility costs continue to increase, many property managers are exploring submetering as an option to save money. Historically, multi-tenant properties would often bill each tenant for a fixed percentage of utility costs. The traditional approach actually benefits the least
The Whitefish contract to restore the power grid in Puerto Rico has been making quite a splash in the media. The controversy stems from the high cost of labor being charged by an unusually small company (Whitefish Energy Holdings, LLC).