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Ford announced that it intends on its electric fleet to be smart grid compatible. This means that when an electric vehicle is plugged into the wall, it can charge faster when electricity is cheap and slow down charging or sell back electricity during peak demand times.
Date: 08/18/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Transportation
In a deal signed yesterday, First Solar Inc. will build two solar power plants for Southern California Edison to produce 550 megawatts of electricity.
Date: 08/18/2009
Type: News
Energy experts are attempting to employ superconducting transmission lines to make the smart grid super efficient with stimulus funding.
Date: 08/18/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Huge savings are possible by installing grid software that can reroute internet data searches to data centers where electricity is the cheapest.
Date: 08/17/2009
Type: News
Researchers have found a way to boost the performance and number of usable cycles of lithium-ion batteries by making a new type of nanowire electrode.
Date: 08/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York, which carries 2/3 of the nations rail riders, plans to install a flywheel energy storage system into some trains. The system captures energy while braking and minimizes energy use while accelerating.
Date: 08/13/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Flywheels
The Department of Energy has granted $9.5 million to create the nation's first lithium-ion battery recycling facility aimed at reducing electric vehicle waste and trying to prevent a dependence on foreign lithium.
Date: 08/12/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Batteries
Sprint is investing in smart grid technology to eventually supply utilities with advanced telecommunications products, data services, and secure IT solutions.
Date: 08/12/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid
GM announced that its expected plug-in hybrid vehicle can get 230 miles per gallon in city driving, much more efficient than traditional non-plug-in hybrids.
Date: 08/11/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
Many European nations are investing heavily in green building, attempting to make a significant portion of structures carbon neutral.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials, Modeling

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