From Tesla to Mercedes-Benz, automakers become energy companies

August 21, 2017 by  
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New battery offerings and alliances with renewable energy providers are catalyzing a shift with big implications for the power grid.

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‘Micropower’ proves its economic mettle

August 21, 2017 by  
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RMI data shows ‘micropower’ disrupts fossil-fuel markets, forcing oil companies to change their business model or face a ‘nasty, brutish and short’ future.

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Texas sets wind energy record as turbines produce 40% of the state’s power

January 15, 2016 by  
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On December 20th, sustained winds of 20-30 mph provided 40% of the state’s power in Texas for 17 hours straight. At their peak, the winds generated 13.9 gigawatts of power , fulfilling 45% of the state’s total electricity needs – enough to power over 230 million incandescent bulbs. Despite the sustained surge of power, the energy grid was able to function without any instability or brownouts, making this a major win for wind energy. Read the rest of Texas sets wind energy record as turbines produce 40% of the state’s power

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Ghana is Adding a Whopping 600 Megawatts of Solar to its National Power Grid

March 6, 2014 by  
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Image of solar panels / Shutterstock Ghana is jumping into the solar power world with a big splash with plans to build over 600 megawatts worth of solar power parks. Better still, the companies working with Ghana – the  Sustainable Equities Group , International Solar Utilities and PN Solar – intend to open a solar panel factory with an annual production of about 300 additional megawatts that neighboring countries can also take advantage of. Read the rest of Ghana is Adding a Whopping 600 Megawatts of Solar to its National Power Grid Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable energy” , adding solar , building solar parks , Ghana electrical grid , Ghana electricity , Ghana green energy , Ghana jobs , Ghana power grid , Ghana renewable power , Ghana solar initiative , Ghana solar parks , Ghana Solar Power , Ghana sustainability , Ghana sustainable energy , International Solar Utilities , PN Solar panels , power grid , renewable energy , solar , solar energy Africa , solar panels , solar park construction , solar parks Africa , Solar Power , solar power Africa , solar power grid , Sustainable Equities Group        

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Why climate change will force a power grid makeover

August 23, 2013 by  
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We can't fail in revamping the nation's power grid, but how are we going to pay for it?

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Legislation shines spotlight on building-scale energy storage

July 25, 2013 by  
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Many say the power grid is becoming less reliable. Proposed laws aim to bring thermal energy storage closer to home.

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How Carnegie uses sugarcane to make greener textiles

July 25, 2013 by  
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Carnegie designed the world's first bio-based textile for interior panels, wall coverings and upholstery.

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New Energy Efficient Battery Charging Standards in California Will Save 1 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions

January 27, 2012 by  
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We have all heard the phrases “phantom power” and “vampire energy” about a million times and yet the problem still exists – we simply can’t figure out how to remember to unplug our battery chargers and other electronics when we are done with them. The State of California has decided that instead of trying to change the stubborn behavior of humans, they’re going to change the behavior of the chargers . In 2013 the state will introduce new battery charger standards that will reduce overall consumption by up to 40%, save enough energy to power 350,000 homes, save Californians $300 million in energy bills and reduce carbon emissions by one million metric tons. Read the rest of New Energy Efficient Battery Charging Standards in California Will Save 1 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , California , california energy , california energy policy , california energy savings , california power , california wasted energy , energy grid , phantom energy , phantom power , power grid , renewable energy , saving energy , vampire energy , Vampire Power , wasted energy

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Better Place Coming to China

May 2, 2011 by  
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Better Place has entered into an agreement with Chinese utility China Southern Power Grid to bring their battery swap stations to the Asian country. The first phase of the partnership will bring a battery swap station and an education center to city of Guangzhou by the end of the year.  By that time, more details of larger infrastructure projects between Better Place and the utility will be formalized and China will be well on its way to a booming EV infrastructure

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