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By connecting the grid to a wireless network that updates current price and source of energy once every few minutes, an energy start-up hopes to reduce energy consumption and enable large-scale renewable energy use.
Date: 03/31/2009
Type: News
Cloud computing will increase activity at central servers. This increased traffic must be accompanied by energy efficiency gains.
Date: 03/23/2009
Type: Blog
The smart, green power grid is coming - ready or not! But this creates a headache for engineers concerned with robustness and efficiency.
Date: 03/23/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
There’s a source that can make more energy available, and do so sooner and at far less cost, than all the alternative energy sources we can develop in the United States in the next ten years — and today’s energy debate is largely neglecting it.
Date: 03/23/2009
Type: Blog
Some parallels exist between the solar industry and the early PC industry as companies are finding creative ways to produce the cells at lower cost.
Date: 03/23/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The economic downturn presents an opportunity for economic stimulus through investing in energy retrofits in buildings.
Date: 03/16/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Economic Impact
Edward Mazria was called before the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to give expert testimony on reducing energy consumption in buildings.
Date: 03/16/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Economic Impact
Infinite Power Solutions has increased the capacity of its thin-film battery. The device can be combined with micro-harvesting technologies that capture ambient vibrations to capture small amounts of energy.
Date: 03/12/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
The electricity delivery system is outdated and far behind similar technologies in other industries. The smart grid can digitize the energy infrastructure the way credit cards have digitized the personal monetary exchange system.
Date: 03/03/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
A household can be put on a carbon diet, reducing 80% of energy emissions through energy efficiency.
Date: 03/01/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Modeling

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