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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

February 3, 2020

Blog Post

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... Read More

February 1, 2020

Blog Post

Upcoming Events and Conferences

Heading to a conference or industry event? See if a Pecan Street staff member is on the agenda. Each month, we will update the public events at which our staff will... Read More

January 22, 2020

News

Forget DER aggregators, grid-edge intelligence will be the hallmark of the utility of the future

January 21, 2020 Read this story at Renewable Energy World Suzanne Russo, CEO of Pecan Street, has a pretty good grip on the future of the electricity industry. That’s because her organization is designing, creating, testing, and collecting data about... Read More

December 23, 2019

Press Release

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... Read More

December 11, 2019

Blog Post

On COP 25 “Ambition Day,” Pecan Street Announces Soil Research Initiative

By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street – The scale of the climate change challenge requires solutions of equal scale, and carbon sequestration within farmland soils offers a unique opportunity to reduce emissions. We believe the Pecan Street model can... Read More

November 22, 2019

Press Release

Greentech Media: A Texas-Sized Gas-for-Electricity Swap

Converting Texas homes to electric heat would reduce climate-warming pollution, save Texas households up to $452 annually on their utility bills, and flip the state from a summer-peaking to a winter-peaking... Read More

November 22, 2019

News

IEEE Spectrum: A Plug-and-Play Microgrid for Rooftop Solar

By Scott Hinson, CTO, Pecan Street - Pecan Street designed and built a residential energy-storage system that turns a home into its own microgrid. It’s a solution that addresses all of solar’s integration issues at... Read More

November 10, 2019

Blog Post

Pecan Street Seeks Full Stack Developer and Team Lead

Pecan Street Seeks Full Stack Developer and Team Lead Pecan Street Inc. seeks a Full Stack Developer and Team Lead to be part of its award-winning team innovating solutions for intelligent energy management and drought mitigation. The selected candidate... Read More

November 5, 2019

News

ZDNet: How autonomous vehicles will change car ownership

Pecan Street in Austin ran an eight-month pilot project in three neighborhoods, where residents could hail the shuttle with a text, phone call, or via the app. They could be picked up anywhere in the service area and go to any destination within the... Read More

October 25, 2019

Blog Post

Pecan Street @ 10: Tackling Energy Justice Through Representative Research Datasets

By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street – In some ways, our volunteers are a varied bunch. But there are few things that connect most of our participants and, in fact, most “early adopter” market segments. They’re mostly homeowners. They’re mostly... Read More

October 17, 2019

Blog Post

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... Read More

October 3, 2019

News

Utility Dive: ERCOT weathers steamy August, but could Texas become a winter-peaking system?

Shifting from gas to electricity for winter heating "would result in increased winter electricity demand peaks," the report found. "When combined with the reduction in summer peak demand, the increase in winter peak demand would flip Texas from a 'summer... Read More

October 3, 2019

News

E&E News: Blackouts are on the rise. So Austin is making a ‘microgrid’

Scott Hinson is the chief technology officer for Pecan Street Inc., a nonprofit research organization that focuses on ways to spread solar power to reduce the use of fossil fuels in electricity generation. Pecan Street is located in the Mueller... Read More

September 30, 2019

Press Release

Pecan Street Whitepaper Examines Emission and Grid Impact of All-Electric Residential Heating in Texas

A study commissioned by Pecan Street Inc. examining the possibility of converting single-family residential heating in the ERCOT service area from natural gas to electric power concluded that the state could achieve significant reductions in climate and... Read More

September 25, 2019

News

Pecan Street Seeks Database Administrator

Pecan Street Inc. seeks a Database Administrator to be part of its award-winning team innovating solutions for intelligent energy management and drought mitigation. The selected candidate will work with the nation’s largest research database on... Read More

September 18, 2019

News

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... Read More

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