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Are Apple and Google Disrupting America's Century-Old Energy Market?

May 13, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Tech Companies and Energy Markets

Apple made news earlier this year when it signed an $848-million “direct access” deal to bypass utilities and buy clean energy directly from a solar provider. The deal set a historical precedent for corporate renewable energy purchases that may, over time, have huge financial implications for traditional utilities.[read more]

Energy: 24/7 - EVs Plus Solar Equals Disruption [PODCAST]

April 4, 2015 by Deborah Lawrence

Prior to Tesla, when we thought of electric vehicles it often conjured up images of Jetson flying cars or funky looking contraptions that were really glorified golf carts. They were anomalies that might have made you smile when someone drove past. That is not the case anymore.[read more]


Dismantling the Utility Model is the Fastest Path to a Cleaner Electricity Infrastructure

July 20, 2014 by Thomas Conroy

Utility Market Disruption

In 1882 the Pearl Street Station became the first central electrical generation plant in the U.S.. In 1935 FDR labeled the power companies which were then providing electricity to increasing numbers of Americans “evil”, which marked the beginning of regulated and price controlled electric utilities.[read more]

How to Really Disrupt the Retail Energy Market With Solar Energy

April 21, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

Solar Energy and Market Disruption

The U.S. Solar Energy market is still very concentrated, with the top seven states accounting for 88 percent of the market. But, with the exception of Hawaii, which remains an outlier in almost every case, even the top solar states, including California, satisfy very little of their overall load with PV.[read more]