Cryogenic, long-duration energy storage in a 100% clean energy future

| March 28, 2019

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A future where 100% of the world’s electricity comes from clean energy sources isn’t just wishful thinking – it’s mandated by the hard realities of climate change. Getting energy from fossil fuels is a hard habit for humanity to break, but the good news is that momentum finally is on the side of renewable energy and energy storage. Renewables targets at every level of government, new capacity market rules being implemented by grid operators, and the availability and cost-effectiveness of long-duration energy storage resources are all helping create a major paradigm shift in the energy industry.

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Solar and Energy Loan Fund

The Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF), which administers the Clean Energy Loan Program, provides energy expertise and favorable financing to help property owners (residential and commercial) identify and make cost-effective energy retrofits, including: energy conservation; energy efficiency; and, renewable energy alternatives (e.g., solar). SELF clients are reducing their energy consumption by an average of 24% and using the energy savings to help pay off the loans over time. Rebates and tax credits may also apply to many of the 25 energy savings products financed through the Clean Energy Loan Program. SELF clients are also increasing their home equity, market value, and overall quality of life.

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Solar and Energy Loan Fund

The Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF), which administers the Clean Energy Loan Program, provides energy expertise and favorable financing to help property owners (residential and commercial) identify and make cost-effective energy retrofits, including: energy conservation; energy efficiency; and, renewable energy alternatives (e.g., solar). SELF clients are reducing their energy consumption by an average of 24% and using the energy savings to help pay off the loans over time. Rebates and tax credits may also apply to many of the 25 energy savings products financed through the Clean Energy Loan Program. SELF clients are also increasing their home equity, market value, and overall quality of life.

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