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June 11, 2020

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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... Read More

May 29, 2020

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Austin Energy Leads Nation in Municipal Solar Capacity

Congratulations to Austin Energy for being named first in the nation for per capita municipal utility solar capacity. On Wednesday, Environment Texas released their Shining Cities 2020 report that names the top U.S. cities for solar... Read More

May 15, 2020

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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... Read More

April 29, 2020

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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... Read More

April 17, 2020

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Concern Over High Residential Utility Bills Due to COVID Sparks Action from Utilities

By Clayton Johnson, Communications Coordinator - The overall decline in energy demand due to COVID-19 shelter in place (SIP) orders has been widely reported in recent weeks. However, Pecan Street’s recent analysis shows that in contrast with the... Read More

April 7, 2020

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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... Read More

March 11, 2020

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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

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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

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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... Read More

February 18, 2020

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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

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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... Read More

February 1, 2020

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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

January 6, 2020

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T&D World: The Energy Switch—A Residential Microgrid

By Scott Hinson, CTO, Pecan Street - The Energy Switch is designed to turn an unreliable generation resource that requires close attention by a utility into a much more beneficial load on the... Read More

December 23, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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 5, 2019

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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

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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

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