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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
clouds
Integrating cloud computing with demand response is a growing trend. This week, Lockheed Martin integrated its demand response technology with a cloud-based smart meter platform and EnerNOC announced it is turning to Salesforce.com’s cloud to keep track of its demand response customers.
Date: 03/07/2011
Type: Blog
The US and China announce plans for a $150 million joint clean energy research center.
Date: 11/17/2009
Type: Blog
Bringing solar power to developing countries is a function of financing the projects, ensuring sufficient revenue to periodically replace batteries, and promoting energy efficiency, as costs will skyrocket if communities use the electricity to power inefficient appliances.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: Blog
Prototype of high-efficiency rooftop air conditioning unit
The Department of Energy says it has developed a new design for rooftop air conditioning units that would reduce energy consumption by 50 to 60 percent compared to current models.
Date: 02/09/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC
Due to the variance in many renewable power generation methods, many utilities are looking into energy storage technologies that would store excess solar energy for peak demand times.
Date: 10/02/2009
Type: Blog, Video
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
The EPA to announce its official determination of the dangers greenhouse gases pose to human health and the environment. The findings could influence future regulation as well as President Obama's decisions as the upcoming climate conference in Copenhagen.
Date: 12/07/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Climate Change
There is currently no infrastructure for large scale energy storage. Up until recently, utilities found it a better investment to overproduce electricity and waste the excess.
Date: 08/24/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage
By investing in off-peak energy storage systems, specifically compressed air storage, the utility companies could make better use of government incentives meant to promote energy efficiency.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
Westarkade tower in Frankfurt, Germany.
A sensor-tuned facade lets fresh air in without throwing energy out.
Date: 09/09/2010

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