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New Energy Research explores the science and performance of renewable energy technology using the tools of data science.  The website was created with three goals in mind: 

    • Increase the use and acceptance of RE technology;
    • Celebrate aspects of engineering and scientific programming that excite; and
    • Deepen commercial insight in support of revenue growth.
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Community Choice Aggregation

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Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a system that provides entire cities, counties and special districts to aggregate the energy buying of customers.  The structure is not by definition a utility.  However, CCA activity is displacing significant demand from utilities in Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, California, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Illinois.  Community choice aggregation is also supporting green commitments by local governments that aligns better with local demand.

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From Least Squares to k-Nearest Neighbor (kNN)

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The linear model is the most widely used data science tools and one of the most important.  In addition, there is another basic tool known as the k nearest neighbor method (kNN).  Both models can be used to go beyond prediction for classification.  Feature classes are used by machines to recognize faces within a crowd, to “read” road signs by distinguishing one letter from another, and to set voter registration districts by separating population groups.  This article applies and compares both classification methods

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