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Making ice at night to augment air conditioning usage during the day can help save money by cutting down on the peak power demand. This thermal energy storage system gives the building owner cheaper power, and the utility gets a solution to its peak power problems.
Date: 06/20/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
IBM has created weather modeling software that uses data analysis and predictive models to forecast renewable power output. The software could make utilities less reliant on costly energy storage and backup power to support intermittent renewable power sources.
Date: 08/13/2013
Type: Article
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HyperSolar, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, today announced that it has extended its sponsored research agreement with UCSB through July of 2014.
Date: 01/16/2014
Type: News
Tags: UCSB
Electricity lines.
This opinion piece lays out the importance of consumer education in creating smart grid policy.
Date: 09/08/2010
Type: Article, Blog
Spurred by California's AB 2514--an assembly bill to to promote energy storage in the state--analysts from StrateGen Consulting provide an analysis that demonstrates the value of energy storage as an alternative to natural gas-fired peaker plants.
Date: 06/28/2010
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
Beacon Power is working to build a smarter grid with a technology that has been around since Leonardo Da Vinci's time. Here is how the simple, ubiquitous flywheel may become the next best hope for the U.S. electric grid.
Date: 11/24/2009
Type: Article
Greentech Media summarizes Americans' 2012 home energy usage and statistics. "Home energy management in 2012, like every other year, finds us somewhere between the Flintstones and the Jetsons."
Date: 12/17/2012
Type: Article
PG&E study shows building automation systems for controlling lights actually work.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
Sacramento utility to install smart meters, energy storage devices, and solar panel inverter systems to help manage power from rooftop solar panels.
Date: 11/03/2009
Type: News
As the world's second most populous country, India struggles to provide reliable electricity to everyone. For this reason, electric vehicle sales in India has greatly decreased.
Date: 01/04/2013
Type: Article

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