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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
Innovating for the Future video
Venture capitalists and leaders of transformational companies from inside and outside the energy industry discuss lessons learned, best practices and great ideas relating to innovation and the smart grid.
Date: 10/13/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
Innovating for the Future video
In this video, venture capitalists and leaders of transformational companies from inside and outside the energy industry discuss lessons learned, best practices and great ideas relating to innovation and the smart grid.
Date: 10/05/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
Alta Terra blog post relating to looking at the big picture around Data Center energy consumption.
Date: 08/31/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers, Smart Grid
To address the unique demand response challenges in Europe, companies are pilot testing systems that can reduce load on local feeder transmission lines and integrate the continent's growing intermittent renewable energy sources.
Date: 10/07/2011
Type: News
With a large amount of venture funding going into smart grid companies, there is a risk of over-inflating the industry. Fortunately, many of the smart grid technology companies are experienced and developed, like Google, IBM, Cisco, and Intel.
Date: 06/19/2009
Type: Blog
A smart grid requires a flow of information across the grid and smaller power amounts than currently available.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
DOE Estimates Energy Efficiency Jobs Could Triple in 10 Years, But Training Lags.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Following the lead of the Large Hadron Collider, companies and research groups are focusing on ways to integrate high efficiency cables made of superconductive filaments into a smart grid.
Date: 06/17/2010
Type: Article, News
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

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