How Storage Helped California Reduce the Blackouts – And How It Can Help Avoid Them in the Future
By on August 20, 2020

Anyone wondering how climate change affects our daily lives need only skim the headlines. Last weekend, drought-fueled wildfires in California and two other western states prompted evacuation alerts for tens of thousands of residents. Death Valley hit 130 degrees, among the highest global temperatures ever recorded. And with its electricity grid strained by extreme heat, […]

5 Best Practices for Expanding into New Energy Markets
By on August 12, 2020

Having become the world’s largest energy storage network provider over the last decade, Stem has learned a thing or two about best practices for entering new markets. To date, Stem has established itself in California, Hawaii, and several other U.S. states; in Canada; in Japan; and most recently, in Chile and Colombia. Energy storage is […]

Defying the Economic Downturn of 2020, Stem Expands Globally
By on July 29, 2020

What a difference six months makes. When I last reported on Stem’s progress, in January, I don’t think any of us anticipated a global pandemic or the impact it could have on our daily lives. So I will begin by reiterating Stem’s support for our customers and business partners, and our very best wishes for […]

How to get your energy storage project approved by the C-suite
By on July 7, 2020

AI-driven energy storage is the bridge to a renewable energy future. It is an innovative technology that will optimize energy use at your facilities, while enhancing your organization’s resilience. But how can you make your energy storage project a priority for the COO, CFO, or CEO who ultimately wields the pen on the contract?  An […]

How Solar Developers Can Capitalize on MA SMART’s New Storage Rules
By on June 25, 2020

Expanded incentives will benefit both front-of-meter (FTM) and behind-the-meter (BTM) solar installations Massachusetts’ recent expansion of its Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program continues the state’s long history of clean energy leadership. In addition to doubling its overall solar target to 3.2 gigawatts (GW), MA SMART now requires that energy storage be added to solar […]

6 Ways AI-Driven Energy Storage Adds Value to Front-of-Meter Solar Projects
By on June 12, 2020

These are exciting times for front-of-meter (FTM) solar + storage projects. After initial deployment delays due to coronavirus, FTM markets are continuing to expand for storage – and in turn, increasing opportunities for storage to maximize value for FTM solar projects. FTM projects face a host of challenges related to accessing and maximizing complex, variable […]

Open Letter: Stem’s Continued Commitment to Equality
By on June 3, 2020

Dear customers, partners, and friends – As we navigate the realities of ongoing racial injustices, I would like to share Stem’s stance on standing in solidarity against racism, prejudice, and violence. First, I want to stress our heartfelt concern for the affected communities and for our nation. We are here to support one another and […]

How Storage Can Enhance Your Solar Project
By on May 26, 2020

A solar installation is a good first step in achieving many goals – whether it’s reducing dependence on fossil fuels, lowering energy costs or addressing concerns about grid reliability. But it takes more than simply installing panels to realize the full promise of solar. The addition of intelligent storage can dramatically improve the economics of […]

The operations leader’s role in recession-proofing manufacturing facilities
By on May 11, 2020

How to demonstrate resilience and innovative leadership during COVID-19 COVID-19 is impacting companies and industries across the globe, straining economies, societies, and supply chains. Manufacturers are hardly immune; more than 70 percent of industrial manufacturers fear negative financial impacts from COVID-19, according to a recent PwC poll. The Chief Operations Officers, VPs of Operations, and […]

Solar+Storage: The Right Equation for Resilience
By on March 30, 2020

No matter where you live in the United States, you’ve likely noticed the uptick in power outages resulting from natural and manmade disasters. Hurricanes, like Superstorm Sandy, left nearly 1.5 million New Yorkers without power for at least 10 days. And after transmission lines were suspected of causing wildfires in California, the state’s largest utility, […]

Open Letter about COVID-19
By on March 23, 2020

Dear customers, partners and friends, As we persevere together in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic, I want to share with you Stem’s ongoing commitment to supporting our customers and business partners, while also helping to keep our communities safe. A primary focus for us, as for all of you, is the safety and […]

3 Ways Energy Storage is Fueling the Renewables Revolution
By on March 9, 2020

Across our country, there is an increased focus on renewable energy sources to combat the extreme impacts of climate change, and address the problems caused by a growing demand for power from an aging grid. While significant progress has been made through federal and state incentive programs that have helped drive down the costs of […]

The Future of AI in Power Grids is Here
By on February 28, 2020

Recently I spoke with Wall Street Journal reporter Asa Fitch for his article “The Key to Keeping the Lights On: Artificial Intelligence.” From the top he noted that Florida Power & Light (FPL) technology investments are paying off especially with the effects of Hurricane Wilma (2005) and of Hurricane Irma (2017). Both category five hurricanes […]

Great 2019 … Another record year on tap with new partner network
By on January 30, 2020

The energy storage market is growing exponentially and with Stem coming off a record 2019 in all aspects of the business, we are positioned for another record year in 2020. Our core mission continues to be enabling a more strategic approach to energy management through intelligent storage. Whether our customers are interested in controlling cost, […]

Stem Earns Place in Prestigious Global Cleantech 100 for 2020
By on January 16, 2020

For more than a decade, Stem has been at the forefront of intelligent energy use, working to build energy infrastructure that responds to the challenges facing enterprises today. Through these efforts, Stem has revealed new ways for companies to leverage AI and energy storage to transform the way that they use renewable energy, resulting in […]

Enterprise energy strategies
By on December 5, 2019

How develop a comprehensive energy management strategy The changing energy landscape Whether your enterprise has one already or not, a comprehensive energy strategy is critical to success in the new energy economy. Once simply a proactive measure to enhance an organization’s reputation as forward-facing, it has now become a critical lever to make your organization […]

Six areas of expertise required for deploying large-scale energy storage projects
By on November 12, 2019

Analysts estimate that around 1 out of every 3 large-scale solar projects contracted today includes energy storage. Adding energy storage to solar increases project revenues through different value drivers depending on the market. Ultimately, energy storage gives solar assets more flexibility, making it possible to use solar generation at the most valuable times, instead of […]

The Santa Rosa Junior College sustainability plus resilience strategy: Solar, energy storage, and microgrids
By on October 24, 2019

  At just over 100 years old, Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) is part of the California Community Colleges System, the largest higher education system in the U.S. It is also in the heart of Santa Rosa County, a community that over the last few years has been barraged by disastrous wildfires, such as the […]

PG&E power shutoffs enhance the need for resilience
By on October 9, 2019

This week, California’s largest utility, Pacific Gas and Electric, is shutting off power for thousands of customers, including highly populated regions like the Bay Area, Napa, and Sonoma County. The move is part of PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff program, which was rolled out this year by the utility to reduce wildfire risk. With heavy […]

How to sharpen your competitive edge with energy storage
By on September 15, 2019

For most enterprises, energy is among their biggest non-discretionary – and most unpredictable – costs, and is often looked at as a tax on operations. At many organizations, energy remains unmonitored and not carefully managed, likely due to complexity and lack of control. But leading enterprises are demonstrating innovative strategies for taking control of their […]