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Flow batteries could present a low cost storage option for grid electricity, reducing the issue of the intermittency of renewables.
Date: 02/16/2010
Type: Blog
SolarReserve uses molten salt to store energy in solar thermal plants.
Date: 12/23/2009
Type: News
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
Although small in size, First Solar's first utility-scale PV plant sets the stage for larger projects to come.
Date: 01/18/2010
Type: News
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) chairman Jon Wellinghoff speaks on energy efficiency in relation to utility companies and the Smart Grid
Date: 10/16/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
A report from Lux Research reveals that costly natural gas peaker plants are still winning out over next-generation alternative technologies for helping utilities dealing with peak energy demand.
Date: 07/21/2010
Type: Blog
A major Smart Meter company, eMeter, has acquired more funding to meet the rise in smart grid product demand.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
By investing in off-peak energy storage systems, specifically compressed air storage, the utility companies could make better use of government incentives meant to promote energy efficiency.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
Though nearly all electric utilities are aware of the threats of power outages, higher costs, and increased electric demand associated with climate change, few have plans to cope with the impact.
Date: 08/21/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities

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