In this episode of Energy Works we speak with Dr. Christian Hoepfner, the Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems or CSE. Fraunhofer CSE is is an applied R&D laboratory with expertise in solar photovoltaics, energy-efficient buildings and electric grid technologies. Here Christian discusses some of the laboratory’s recent research and findings […]
In this episode of EnergyWorks, we discuss microgrids with two experts in the field: Rod Hilburn, Manager at the Technology Applications Center at Ameren Illinois and Paul Pabst, Assistant Manager of Engineering Services at S&C Electric Company. Rod and Paul share their experience developing and managing the Ameren project, which is considered one of the […]
The worlds of solar and energy storage are working together more closely than ever before. In this episode of EnergyWorks, we speak with Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO at Energy Storage Association (ESA). ESA is the trade association for the energy storage industry, and the leading voice for companies that develop and deploy advanced storage systems that […]
To uncover some of the basic features, benefits, and challenges of blockchain technology, we’ve asked Cassie Bowe of Energy Impact Partners (EIP) to join us for this episode of EnergyWorks. Cassie is an Associate Vice President with EIP, a venture capital fund that invests in energy technology. Today, we discuss how blockchain technology works and […]
Welcome to Energy Works! In this episode, we speak with Michael Regelski, senior vice president and chief technology officer for Eaton‘s electrical business. Eaton is a power-management company that recently announced a partnership with UL, the global safety consulting and certification company. Together, the two companies aim to advance cybersecurity across power industries, including for […]
In this episode of Energy Works, we spoke with John Schaaf, VP and GM of Johnson Controls’ distributed energy storage business. He shared what his company has learned so far in three years in the energy storage business, along with his thoughts on FERC Order 841 and the overall industry.
We spoke with Martin Hermann, CEO and founder of solar developer 8minutenergy. Prior to founding the company in 2008, Martin worked with solar panel manufacturer Advent Solar, and even owned a semiconductor tools company which he sold to Intel. Martin provided some great insight on the solar and storage markets.
In this episode of Energy Works, we talk with Jayesh Goyal, the Managing Director of Younicos — a global developer of energy storage systems and intelligent control software. Jayesh has over 20 years of experience in the clean energy and software industries. During our conversation, he offers great insight about integrating and managing energy storage […]
We spoke with Chip Palombini, sales and marketing director at Dynapower, for a story on AC versus DC coupling. We wanted to share some of that interview with you. Chip talked about the differences between AC and DC coupling and told us about Dynapower’s new DC to DC converter. Listen to learn more and read […]
ESS, Inc. develops and manufactures efficient battery solutions, and is committed to bringing the concept of Levelized Cost of Storage (LCOS) to the storage market. In this episode of Energy Works, ESS President and CEO Craig Evans discusses LCOS, long-duration batteries, renewable integration, and more.