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As part of his We Can't Wait Initiative, President Obama announced seven solar and wind projects that will be expedited. Together these projects will produce 5,000MW of clean energy. Two of these projects are in California.
Date: 08/07/2012
Type: Article
China’s market for energy storage is unique and may soon enter a new phase of rapid growth. This article discusses the major factors driving the energy storage push in China.
Date: 07/30/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage, Smart Grid
GTM Research released its latest report on smart grids. The report is the first in a series that outlines the tremendous smart grid opportunity in Asia.
Date: 05/31/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
The demand for energy storage on the grid will grow to $113.5 billion and reach 184 GWh of capacity by 2017. Lux Research developed the "Grid Storage Demand Forecaster" to evaluate and compare opportunities and trends.
Date: 04/19/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Smart Grid
Transphorm, the Santa Barbara startup founded by Institute faculty member Umesh Mishra, is working to boost the electric grid's efficiency using gallium nitride in the power conversion process.
Date: 01/30/2012
Type: News
Illinois utility Commonwealth Edison says its $2.6B smart grid project will reduce outages and save customers money, but critics have doubts about the technology's potential.
Date: 01/23/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Greentech Media features the Santa Barbara area's leadership in energy efficiency technology, mentioning Institute faculty members Shuji Nakamura and Umesh Mishra: Nakamura for his LED research and Umesh Mishtra for his startup company Transphorm.
Date: 01/06/2012
Type: News
Tres Amigas LLC, the partnership planning a superconducting, direct-current transmission hub to connect the Texas, Eastern and Western U.S. grids, has raised $12 million. There are many wind farms and solar power that could use this new hub.
Date: 01/03/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
In a new report from CTIA, the wireless industry's lobbying organization, the group argues that widespread adoption of wireless technologies has the potential to save billions of energy dollars, conserve water, and reduce urban traffic congestion.
Date: 10/13/2011
Type: News
The ambitious Austin, TX-based Pecan Street project is piloting a number of green neighborhood technologies, but the real challenge will be getting these systems to talk to each other to reduce energy consumption and peak loads.
Date: 10/11/2011
Type: News

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