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Cloud computing will increase activity at central servers. This increased traffic must be accompanied by energy efficiency gains.
Date: 03/23/2009
Type: Blog
Electricity lines.
This opinion piece lays out the importance of consumer education in creating smart grid policy.
Date: 09/08/2010
Type: Article, Blog
A review of Senator Lugar's "Practical Energy and Climate Plan" bill shows that while it does not include provisions for a carbon market, it does support efficiency policies that previously have been ignored by the Senate.
Date: 06/29/2010
Type: Blog
hybrid solar water panels
A new design by Solimpeks Solar Energy Corporation improves solar PV panel efficiency by using water to to absorb the extra heat that prevents panels from performing in their optimum range.
Date: 10/04/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
IBM, which already is deeply invested in the smart grid through numerous software deals, has now created software that links various third-party vendors to a single system called Solution Architecture for Energy and Utilities Framework (SAFE).
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid
IBM is providing technology to help cities and utilities build a smart grid infrastructure. The company is currently focused on modeling for communities of 200,000 and under, where 40 percent of the US population resides.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid
By connecting homes to the smart grid, consumers cut electricity use by 15 percent on average by managing appliances through a networked meter.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog, Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
The head of the IEA stressed the importance of energy efficiency in solving the global energy issues, saying that energy efficiency can do more that all other solutions combined.
Date: 12/14/2009
Type: Blog
Lithium-ion technology has received most the attention in energy storage technology, though several other battery chemistries show promise for large scale energy storage.
Date: 09/11/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries
The smart grid, which has been called "the last great network we will build", is being pursued by countless start-ups, but also faces many challenges to get off the ground.
Date: 11/19/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid

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