June 11, 2020

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 here.

May 15, 2020

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 energy. But how much, and for what?

April 29, 2020

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 to best leverage AI to accelerate grid decarbonization.

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 grid operations, power purchasing practices, and long-term plans. Austin, Texas-based Pecan Street Inc. may have some answers. 

March 10, 2020

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 them!

February 21, 2020

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 part of maximizing your investment. Few people want to monitor their system every day, so Pecan Street is piloting a service we developed that alerts users when their PV systems “underperform.”

February 3, 2020

Pecan Street Releases Step-By-Step Toolkit for Foundations to Invest in Cleantech

By Bart Bohn and Elisa Gilson, Pecan Street – Pecan Street has released a step-by-step guide for foundation staff to implement a PRI strategy. The toolkit includes an overview of PRIs, the cleantech field, ways to convince your board of cleantech’s connection to your mission, and the best way to structure PRIs for your institution.

October 17, 2019

Pecan Street @ 10: The Mother of All Energy and Water Databases

By Grant Fisher, chief information officer, Pecan Street – Our greatest technical accomplishment is the development of the largest database of real-world energy and water use on the planet. But we didn’t set out to create the mother of all energy and water databases. Honest.

September 18, 2019

E&E News Visits Pecan Street on their Electric Road Trip

Pecan Street hosted Edward Klump and Mike Lee from E&E News as they started their 1,000 mile journey from Houston to Nashville in an EV. Along the way, they're stopping to write and share news about what's happening in this fast-growing market. Review their Week One video recap and read their blog post that dives into our vehicle to grid research.

September 18, 2019

Pecan Street @ 10: An Innovation Lab in the Heart of Texas’ Innovation Capital

By Scott Hinson, CTO, Pecan Street – We need our electricity generation, use, and storage to be smarter, better connected, and more efficient. Thanks to what we’ve built over the last 10 years, these are the kinds of advances we are able to accelerate at Pecan Street’s lab.


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