Could switched reluctance motors be "the LEDs of Motors"?

In partnership with ComEd Emerging Tech, Slipstream researchers are looking into the potential energy savings of a different kind of motor. Continue reading
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Three climate solutions from the Wisconsin Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change Report that excite us

The Wisconsin Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change recently released an expansive new plan to address this crisis. Here are the three of the steps we think can make a vital impact. Continue reading
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Building ventilation and the Coronavirus

Slipstream has received several questions regarding building systems and preventing the spread of Coronavirus. Below are answers from our research team about what you can do to prepare your building ventilation system. Q: Does the coronavirus spread through the air? Continue reading
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Utility business models: The role of investor value

In the ongoing discussions of the changing utility industry landscape, the term business model is frequently heard, but unfortunately rarely defined in an explicit way. Statements such as “utilities need new business models” therefore ring hollow. The management literature suggests that a business model must: Continue reading
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All-electric new homes: Advancing sustainable building in Illinois

Efficient electric homes offer a world of benefits for both builders and home buyers—and a new, exciting way for utilities to incorporate emerging technology into their energy efficiency portfolios.   In 2019, Slipstream was asked to collaborate with an Illinois utility to envision what the next generation of residential efficiency programs might look like. Earlier this year, we launched a pilot with the objective of recruiting Illinois builders to go all-electric while linking solar and EV offerings into an integrated, comprehensive package. Continue reading