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. 

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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.”

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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.

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