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Electric vehicles and smart meters combine to make a mobile powerplant

We know that electric cars can act as a mobile battery by discharging energy back into the grid.<p>When plugged in during peak demand times, it helps …

GE Says Its New Battery Product Can Cut Grid-Scale Storage Installation Times in Half

GE has released a containerized energy storage product with a competitive advantage for installation time.The 1.2-megawatt, 4-megawatt-hour Reservoir …

Energy Secretary Rick Perry just forgot about one major part of the Energy Department’s portfolio

For Perry, the only alternative to fossil fuels is giving up and living 'like the mid-1800s.'<p>To the Trump administration, the world is facing two …

Renewable Energy

Special DELIVER-E: New electric delivery vehicle prototype is based on a Renault Twizy

<b>Following the trend of smaller, lighter electric vehicles, a new working prototype of a "revolutionary" electric delivery vehicle has just been</b> …

Watch this groundbreaking new solar device open and move like a flower

The Smartflower is a groundbreaking solar panel that can’t—and won’t—sit still. The portable all-in-one unit mimics the behavior of certain …

Tesla just opened up orders for its Solar Roof — here's how much it will cost you

<b>• Tesla opened up orders for its Solar Roof product on Wednesday.</b><p><b>• The company says the roof will cost about $21.85 per square foot.</b><p><b>• Installations in the US will begin this year on a first-ordered, first-installed basis.</b><p><b>• You can secure your order on Tesla's website with a $1,000 deposit.</b><p>Tesla …

US utility offers clients cheap Tesla batteries for grid backup

For the first time, a power utility has teamed up with Tesla to use its battery packs for extra grid power during peak usage times. Vermont's Green Mountain Power (GMP) is not only installing Tesla's industrial Powerpacks on utility land, it's also subsidizing home Powerwall 2s for up to 2,000 …

Clean Energy

Its Energy Storage's Time to Shine

Power storage has been a major topic of discussion within energy industry circles, particularly in connection with renewable energy, as technological advances appear poised to bring with them a new level of innovation. Affordable storage would allow for more renewable power sources on the grid, …

DOE charts show why climate doom and gloom isn't needed

A new report from the US Department of Energy paints a bright picture for our prospects to cut carbon pollution and prevent the most dangerous levels of climate change. The report looked at recent changes in costs and deployment of five key clean energy technologies: wind, residential solar, …

Renewable Energy

54 Percent of Older Customers Won’t Pay for Additional Services

Customer engagement has been the rallying cry of smart grid advocates for years. The problem, it turns out, is that customers are not one monolithic …

Pause Windows 10 Updates Easily From the Command Line

Windows 10 automatically downloads updates in the background, which can be rough on slow or capped internet. Fortunately, there’s a way to pause …

Hawaiian Electric submits proposal to PUC for smart grid technology

MEDIA RELEASE<p>HONOLULU, March 31, 2016 – With the next generation of the energy grid, customers will have more information to control their electric …

Portland's Hydropower In A Pipe Attracts Global Interest

A renewable energy company in Portland has cities across the globe taking a closer look at their water pipes.<p>Lucid Energy has designed a hydropower …

General Electric

Google's 'Project Sunroof' can tell you if solar roof panels will pay off

Google has got a good look at your roof, and can tell you if it is worth the investment to install solar energy panels. The US tech giant said its …

Scientists increases the energy efficiency of solar fuels production from 18% to 22% – RtoZ.Org – Latest Technology News

Researchers at Monash University have designed a solar fuel generating device that has established a new record in energy efficiency for the …

StoreDot raises $18M to help build instant-charging batteries for electric cars

StoreDot, an Israeli startup that makes ultra-fast charging batteries using bio-organic technology, has raised $18 million to help fund a new electric vehicle business unit.<p>The company first demoed its prototype technology last April and had raised $48 million before today’s announcement, including …

Chinese Solar Energy Companies Encounter Obstacles in India

Chinese renewable energies corporations are facing difficulties when it comes to their business expansion into India, as local people and some …

How Energy Storage Can Change Everything

A number of years ago, as part of an international project, I made a short list of the biggest problems the world would face over the next fifty years which included shortages of food and drinking water to name a few. Then I researched what would be needed to solve all of these problems, and I came …

Articles about cost panels plummets energy utilities rethink solar on Dwell.com - Dwell

Tech breakthroughs are bringing solar power to the people, and upsetting electric utilities' business models.<p>Hal Harvey, the head of clean energy think tank, Energy Innovation, shares his vision for the future of solar power.<p>When fashion meets technology, the results can be electrifying.<p>How do you …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Tabby EVO – the $4000 open source electric car you can build yourself in an hour

Do you want to know what’s keeping car industry execs awake at night right now? It’s not oil prices, it’s the convergence of open source and 3D …

New York Moves to Revolutionize Power Grid with System That Boosts Solar and Wind Energy

New York State is proposing a revolutionary change to how utilities operate that would move away from the 20th century business model of centralized …

New York State

Austria's Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …

U.K. Wind Turbines Generate Record Power as Gas Plants Halt

Wind power in the U.K. rose to a record, leading operators from RWE AG to SSE Plc to halt more expensive gas-fired power generation plants.<p>Wind …

TITANIC IN COLOR

This Satellite Map from NASA and NOAA Shows All the World's Vegetation

Just how much greenery covers the Earth? Now we have an answer, thanks to a new interactive map produced by NASA and the National Oceanic and …

Digital Grotesque: World's First Full-Size 3D-Printed Room to be Unveiled Next Month

Since 3D printing first emerged as a viable new technology, architects have been interested in using 3D printing to develop new building techniques, …

Small Spaces

Batteries included: New wind turbines and solar panels come with built-in storage

If you want to use solar power at night or wind power on calm days, you need batteries that can store energy after it’s produced. But why bother with …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …