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Bill Radvak
Bill Radvak is President and CEO of American Vanadium Corp., which is developing America’s only domestic source of vanadium electrolyte.

Entries by Bill Radvak

Storage Shines in Solar Sector

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2014 | 7:28 PM

As reported by, storage was clearly the primary story at the 2014 InterSolar conference, which is the most well-attended solar conference in North America. Walking through the conference there were two noticeable changes from last year: 1) the diminished presence of the major solar developers...

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Energy Storage in New York: If It Can Make It Here, It Can Make It Anywhere

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 3:54 PM

On April 24, 2014, Governor Cuomo unveiled plans for an "energy modernization initiative that will fundamentally transform the way electricity is distributed and used in New York State." "For more than 100 years, the generation and distribution of electricity in New York have been largely unchanged, but today we are...

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NY State Working Hard to Catch up With CA's Energy Storage Requirements

(1) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 10:08 AM

Battery storage is gaining more and more traction in the distributed energy resources community. Last fall, California passed the first statewide energy storage directive in the United States. Issued by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the mandate requires all investor-owned utilities in the state including Southern California Edison, Pacific...

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Finding Renewable Energy is Important But Storing It is Crucial Too

(5) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 5:36 PM

Last month I was a keynote speaker at the Renewable Energy and Mining Summit in Toronto. Given the quality and quantity of mining executives in attendance, I expected the mining industry with its heavy reliance on the remote delivery of a tremendous amount of power, was educated on renewable energy...

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Energy Storage: The Holy Grail of Our Energy Revolution?

(24) Comments | Posted May 3, 2013 | 6:20 PM

Pairing "Holy Grail" with "energy storage" is becoming as common a combination as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. At New York's Advanced Energy 2013 Conference this week, where I was one of the speakers, the term was bandied about with great enthusiasm. Three years ago, when I...

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Big Money Finally Sees Green in Green Sector

(9) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 12:59 PM

America's investment in alternative energy is finally crossing the chasm. Our alternative energy arc started with subsidies and research that were accompanied by early stage excitement and followed by an economic bust. In every technology evolution, some companies will make it, and others won't, but big advances favor the deep-pocketed...

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Planets Align to Nurture Grid Storage

(77) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 11:47 AM

America's grid is the largest and oldest grid in the world, requiring the most attention, improvement -- and money. Mark Johnson of the Department of Energy's ARPA-E agency program commented at a conference that the grid is the "world's largest supply chain without a warehouse" -- a simple...

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