V2G and Charging

February 12, 2021

What’s Holding Back the Energy Future We’ve Been Promised?

Over the last 10 years of conducting research on electricity use and advanced technologies like electric vehicles and solar systems, my colleagues at Pecan Street have found there are four key technology roadblocks that are holding back innovation and adoption of cleantech products, services and systems.

November 23, 2020

Pecan Street’s V2G University Challenge is Underway!

In October, Pecan Street launched a global competition for university students to develop a robust Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) control algorithm that optimizes residential fleets of electric vehicles for grid decarbonization and increased resiliency.

August 26, 2020

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, and we’ve been measuring each home’s total energy use as well as use from individual circuits, like heating/cooling, EV charging, refrigerator, etc. With all this data at our fingertips, we decided to take a look at how our participants’ energy profiles have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 pandemic.

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.

December 23, 2019

Fully Charged Show Visits Pecan Street

The Pecan Street staff hosted Chelsea Sexton from Fully Charged a few weeks ago as they toured some of Austin’s energy-tech hotspots. Watch the Pecan Street episode here.

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.

August 8, 2019

How is an Electric Grid Like an Octopus?

By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street – We know that achieving the kind of emission reductions we’ll need to ward off the worst consequences of climate change will require a more flexible, responsive and sophisticated grid. And that will take new thinking. But when it comes to rethinking our grid, we may have some guidance from natural systems that were designed long before the first watt ever powered a lightbulb.

August 1, 2019

Pecan Street @ 10: A Real-World Plug and Play Test Bed for Innovators Around the World

By Scott Hinson, chief technology officer, Pecan Street - Over the past 10 years, we’ve worked with global brands you’ve heard of and startups you haven't on products ranging from HVAC load management hardware to electric vehicle charging to home automation.


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