Cooling a Warming Planet:  What Homes in Texas and New York Can Teach Us About Cooling Demand Around the Globe

  Pecan Street draws on our network of volunteer research participants to examine cooling loads in different parts of the United States. Our data show that cooling loads differ based on location, building characteristics, cooling systems, and human behavior. Understanding how these factors interact will be crucial to managing cooling load growth over the next […]

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Using Big Data to Maximize Microgrid Performance

The concept of microgrids is simple. Designing a microgrid to meet a variety of potential goals and to deliver power during emergencies is more complicated. Based on Pecan Street’s analysis of the high-resolution data from our research network, this paper examines how high-frequency circuit-level electricity data produced by Pecan Street’s residential energy network can help […]

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Distributed Energy Toolkit for Historically Black Colleges & Universities

  Microgrids powered by clean, distributed energy resources (DERs) that supply continuous power during grid outages, can increase grid resiliency and security, and provide economic and environmental benefits to HBCUs by allowing participation in utility savings programs that reduce overall energy use and dependence on fossil fuel energy resources. Pecan Street developed this toolkit to […]

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Sparking EV America: Turning President Biden’s EV Charging Agenda into a Generational 
Transformation of American Transportation

  President Biden’s focus on charging infrastructure is a historic confluence of environmental, climate, economic and infrastructure policy. The funding that could come with it could not only speed up customer adoption of electric vehicles, but provide a more strategic, efficient, and equitable investment in charging infrastructure than private companies have provided so far. This […]

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