Welcome to the E Source blog! Our staff will share insights and observations about life at E Source, our events, our research, and other fun stuff.
How Do Electric Vehicles Run in the Cold?
January 10, 2018 | Luke Currin
Cold weather affects electric-vehicle (EV) performance the same as it does gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicles. We turned to the utility that operates in Canada's coldest major city to answer our questions about maintaining your EV's performance in winter.
Watch Industry Experts Present Their Views on the Business Customer of the Future
December 20, 2017 | Travis Provin
Before their talks at the 2017 E Source Forum, Kevin Haley of the Rocky Mountain Institute, Heather Mulligan of PSE, and Celina Bonugli of the World Resources Institute drew doodles of the business customer of the future. How well did the doodles represent their ideas? Watch the videos to find out!
Ho Ho Whoa! LED Holiday Lights Save How Much Energy?
December 12, 2017 | Joy Herbers
LED holiday lights are more expensive than incandescents at the time of purchase, but they're big money savers in the long run because they consume less energy. Whether your customers have modest light installations or major laser shows, they'll see savings on their energy bills if they use LEDs.
E Source Market Research Team Gets Wowed at the DOE Solar Decathlon
December 4, 2017 | Laura Ruff
In October, the market research team visited the DOE's 2017 Solar Decathlon in Denver. We were overwhelmed by the innovations in the 11 solar-powered houses, but Northwestern University's home intrigued us the most. The students used research-based personas to inform the house's design.
Another Spectacular E Source Forum in the Books!
September 15, 2017 | Sannie Sieper
The 30th E Source Forum was five-alarm fantastic! Whether you were there for the fire drills or missed the excitement, you can still get some of the knowledge. View the presentations on the Forum home page. In this post, check out the highlights video. And plan to join us next year, September 25–28!
My Search for the Killer App for Residential Batteries
September 5, 2017 | Jay Stein
Surveys show that customers like batteries and many are considering buying them. Before utilities encourage customers to make those purchases, they first have to figure out what those batteries will do that benefits both customers and utilities.
The Eclipse Gives Center Stage to Solar Education
August 21, 2017 | Rachel Cooper
Customers aren’t receiving the solar information they want from their utilities. Instead, according to our research, they're getting their information from TV, the Internet, and friends. The solar eclipse is a great opportunity to connect with your customers on solar. How are you doing it?