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October 27, 2020

Press Release

Pecan Street Joins Eaton Team to Improve Grid Reliability with Renewables

(October 2, 2020 — AUSTIN, TX) Eaton Corporation has convened a team of researchers, including Pecan Street Inc., to develop a next-generation grid services solution to improve the overall efficiency of the electric grid and to optimize renewable... Read More

October 26, 2020

Blog Post

We Don’t Have Time to Solve Problems One-at-a-Time. And We Don’t Have To.

By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street - We can’t solve all of our problems independently – we don’t have time. And science tells us we don’t have to. So Pecan Street is adopting a Wicked Solutions approach to all our work. We will apply our unique... Read More

September 17, 2020

Blog Post

Pecan Street Seeks Database Administrator

Pecan Street Inc. seeks a Database Administrator to be part of its award-winning team accelerating innovations for climate and conservation solutions. The selected candidate will be part of a passionate, dynamic team that works on a range of exciting... Read More

August 28, 2020

Blog Post

Utility programs have helped customers weather COVID. Will they continue?

By Clayton Johnson, Communications Coordinator - To show the impact of the relief package, we compared utility bills at the reduced rates to the standard, pre-COVID rate. Energy use in 2020 increased by 14% in April, 10% in May, 2% in June, and 4% in... Read More

August 26, 2020

Blog Post

COVID Five Months in: A Sustained Increase in Residential Electricity

By Scott Hinson, chief technology officer, Pecan Street - Pecan Street has been monitoring electricity use and generation from hundreds of homes in our research network for nearly a decade. Many of these homes have rooftop solar and electric vehicles,... Read More

August 12, 2020


Pecan Street’s Race & Energy Webinar Featured by PV Magazine

PV Magazine picked featured Pecan Street's Race & Energy webinar in their recent article 'Racial equity in clean energy should be a key differentiator for the... Read More

July 22, 2020

Blog Post

Your Data in Action

Over the past several weeks, our work has been focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and the momentum behind the racial justice and equity movement. As always, our home energy database has been central to the work we've... Read More

July 22, 2020

Press Release

Pecan Street Launches First-of-its-Kind Soil Carbon Sequestration Research Project

Austin-based research organization, Pecan Street Inc. is drawing on its past success in advancing climate and conservation solutions to explore new methods to accelerate market development of carbon sequestration on... Read More

July 17, 2020


Pecan Street Featured on CNN’s “The Global Energy Challenge”

Pecan Street's Chief Technology Officer, Scott Hinson, was interviewed for CNN's "The Global Energy Challenge" about shifting energy usage due to... Read More

July 15, 2020


Pecan Street CTO Speaks with The Weather Channel About Summer Peak Energy Use and COVID Pandemic

Pecan Street's Chief Technology Officer, Scott Hinson, was interviewed by the Weather Channel's Jim Cantore today about the coincidence of summer peak energy usage and the COVID-19... Read More

June 11, 2020

Blog Post

Pecan Street Deepens COVID-19 Home Energy Analysis with Survey of Volunteer Network

We surveyed participants to learn what behavioral changes might be affecting their energy profile under shelter-in-place. Learn more... Read More

May 29, 2020

Blog Post

Austin Energy Leads Nation in Municipal Solar Capacity

Congratulations to Austin Energy for being named first in the nation for per capita municipal utility solar capacity. On Wednesday, Environment Texas released their Shining Cities 2020 report that names the top U.S. cities for solar... Read More

May 15, 2020

Blog Post

COVID-19 is Changing Residential Electricity Demand

By Scott Hinson, chief technology officer, Pecan Street - As the patterns of our lives shift in response to COVID-19, we decided to take a look at how our research participants’ energy profiles have changed. Not surprisingly, they’re using more... Read More

April 29, 2020

Blog Post

Webinar Announcement: AI for Decarbonization

Pecan Street is excited to announce our upcoming webinar, Artificial Intelligence for Grid Decarbonization. We’ll be joined by our partners at Cambridge Innovation Center and Beyond Limits to discuss near term opportunities and challenges for how... Read More

April 17, 2020

Blog Post

Concern Over High Residential Utility Bills Due to COVID Sparks Action from Utilities

By Clayton Johnson, Communications Coordinator - The overall decline in energy demand due to COVID-19 shelter in place (SIP) orders has been widely reported in recent weeks. However, Pecan Street’s recent analysis shows that in contrast with the... Read More

April 7, 2020


Greentech Media: The Solar ‘Duck Curve’ Might Look Quite a Bit Different Under Coronavirus

Greentech Media – As the coronavirus pandemic forces people across the country to shelter at home, utilities and grid operators are watching typical energy use patterns change in unpredictable ways, and trying to understand how this will affect their... Read More

March 11, 2020

Blog Post

New Pecan Street Annual Report

By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street - Our special edition annual report shares highlights from our first 10 years and recaps activities from the past fiscal year (FY 2018-19). The Pecan Street team had a lot of fun thinking back on everything we’ve... Read More

March 10, 2020

Blog Post

Pecan Street Welcomes 9 Companies to PLATFORM Program

By Bart Bohn and Elisa Gilson, Pecan Street – Pecan Street has filled its second cohort of companies participating in its PLATFORM for Product Launch program. Let's meet... Read More

February 21, 2020

Blog Post

Pecan Street Launches Free AI Solar Monitoring Service for Research Participants

By Esha Choudhary, database administrator, Pecan Street – Whether you’re trying to reduce your home’s use of fossil fuel electricity or simply want to unplug from the grid, knowing how well your rooftop solar system is performing is an important... Read More

February 18, 2020

Blog Post

White Paper: Exploiting the Energy-Water Nexus to Reduce Emissions and Conserve Water

By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street – Our new white paper uses Pecan Street's unique datasets of home energy and water use data to estimate the climate emissions potential of residential electricity and water conservation and identify the household... Read More

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