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By Lee Stogner | IEEE: The Expertise to Make Smart Grid a Reality http://smartgrid.ieee.org
Paris' iconic landmark is going green
When the Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 it was only intended to last for 20 years. The tower has gone through a lot of renovations n the past 126 years, but the latest makeover is decidedly green. Last week, renewable energy firm Urban Green Energy installed two …Wind Power
In hopes of bringing solar energy to the masses, the Citizens Utility Board and Environmental Defense Fund on Tuesday announced a proposal to allow Illinois neighborhoods to invest in solar projects together and share in the compensation credits that result from the energy savings.
The groups, which …Energy
It only takes a power outage of a few minutes in the middle of a busy workday to drive home the hazards of relying on an energy infrastructure rooted …Energy
Offshore wind energy is popular in many parts of the world, but it's never gained traction in the U.S.. Now, a company called Deepwater Wind has …Wind Power
Ever since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed Clean Power Plan last June, critics have raised concerns that the proposed …Energy
With more people owning EVs, Southern California Edison realized it needed to deliver real-time information and incentives to make sure everyone doesn't try to plug in at once.
Electric cars suck a lot of power from the grid: A single car charging at a high speed can temporarily use as much …Los Angeles
When we think about solar energy, California comes immediately to mind. And why wouldn’t you think of the Golden State, considering all the sun that …Solar Power
A compact fusion reactor presented by Skunk Works, the stealth experimental technology section of Lockheed Martin. It's about the size of a jet engine and it can fuel airplanes, most likely spaceships, and cities. Skunk Works state that it will be operational in 10 years.
This is an invention that might possibly modify the civilization as we know it: A compact fusion reactor presented by Skunk Works, the stealth …Fusion
Kauai’s utility takes a second stab at battery storage as solar heads toward 80 percent of peak power. Shipping containers full of lithium batteries …Batteries
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There's a lot of water constantly moving through the municipal pipelines of most major cities. While the water itself is already destined for various …Portland, OR
The same lithium-ion battery technology that powers Tesla’s electric vehicles will be used to develop a battery for the home, according to a …Energy
SunEdison unveiled its ambitious plan to bring power to 20 million people by 2020 at an event in New York this week, touting new renewable energy technology for remote areas.
The company’s Social Innovations Group is at the forefront of this effort, developing new business models and technologies to …Energy
Living off the grid — independent of the municipal water supply, sewer, natural gas or electrical power grid — has long been a dream of survivalists and environmentalists. The autonomy of a self-sustaining house is attractive to them because it not only saves energy, but it also lessens dependence …Energy
Wave energy could become practical using a system that mimics the human heart, say engineers in Sweden. The system allows a wave power generator to …Energy
The future grid will look very different than today's grid, and its first test may come in countries you wouldn't think of as energy powerhouses.Energy
Freqcon has installed an energy storage system for Ireland’s Tallaght smart grid test bed. The solution is integrated with Maxwell’s ultra-capacitors …Smart Grids
The Electric Power Research Institute has released a framework that all stakeholders in the electricity sector can use to assess benefits and costs …Energy
The controversial idea of using fuel cells to power data centers has been under discussion for the past couple of years. Probably the most famous project out there is Apple’s 10 MW fuel cell farm, which uses 50 fuel cells from Silicon Valley startup Bloom Energy installed next to its east coast …Energy
In all the excitement over the looming battle for supremacy in electric cars between Tesla and Apple, some pretty important comments last week from Elon Musk were largely overlooked.
During Tesla’s quarterly earnings call, Musk said his car company is progressing with plans to sell a lithium-ion …Batteries
Does President Obama’s plan to squelch carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants really threaten the stability of the grid? That …Energy
iStockphotoGermany’s huge investment in renewables has cut demand for fossil fuels, but it has also brought a new source of instability to the grid. …Energy
Photo: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images Multiple Input, Multiple Output: The Kashiwanoha smart-city project uses energy from electric-vehicle …Energy
In October, we covered the unveiling of Alevo, a stealthy startup with claims of a new lithium-ion battery it says can outlast the competition in …Batteries
If you thought the nuclear industry wasn’t excited about the future of nuclear energy, think again. We will soon have five new reactors online in the United States and the industry is abuzz with the potential of small modular nuclear reactors, or SMRs.
Because of their small size – 300 MW or less – …Energy
Image: Evgenia Barannikova/UMBC Biomimicry has served as the foundation for a significant portion of nanotech research. Nature has had a few billion …Carbon Nanotubes
Photo: Peter FairleyElia's 4cast app alerts Belgians to blackout threatsTwo of the big European power grid stories from 2014 were the …Belgium
Inside a sunlit, cramped office near San Francisco’s financial district, entrepreneur and former political operative Susan Kennedy has been leading a team that is at the forefront of the emerging market for energy storage. The company, Advanced Microgrid Solutions, was in stealth mode until it …Startups
Automated Demand Response (ADR) is something we’ve talked about here on GreenMonk for quite a while now. And in other fora, back, at least as far as …Smart Grids