‘Demand flexibility' is Rocky Mountain Institute’s term for the capability of water heaters, air conditioners, plug-in electric vehicles, and other loads to provide a massive set of benefits to the grid, if they’re smart enough to handle...Show More Summary
Smart sharing: Sun-saturated Hawaii debates first TOU community solar proposal; Crediting community solar users depending on time of day could open new markets for storage and help optimize the grid, PUC staff says Herman K. Trabish,...Show More Summary
Instead of taxing a local grid, Audi's cars could help bolster it.
Audi is conducting a trial of what the automaker calls a “virtual power plant.” It's a system where thousands of individual energy sources, typically homes with solar panels, can be connected so that energy can flow where it's needed. In the trial, households with solar panels and battery storage systems located in Audi's home of...
Researchers at EPFL have developed a system that can be installed in a building to collect data on people's energy usage. The aim is then to send this data directly to a smart electric grid that will allocate resources optimally.
Picture a teeter-totter gently rocking back and forth, one side going up while the other goes down. When electricity travels long distances, it starts to behave in a similar fashion: the standard frequency of 60 cycles per second increases...Show More Summary
(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Sandia National Laboratories and Montana Tech University have demonstrated an R&D 100 award-winning control system that smooths out inter-area oscillations using new smart grid technology in the western power grid. Show More Summary
by Angela Guess A new press release reports, “A new report from Navigant Research examines the 5G technology standard and its use cases, focusing on smart grid applications and possible business model opportunities. 5G communications...Show More Summary
The Europe-based energy giant Enel will be ramping up spending on plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, fiber optic networks, smart grids, and tech to support connected/smart home appliances, a company spokesperson has revealed
Meet Zyl, a smart photo app to view, manage and share all your photos. Formerly called Comet, the French startup is now using deep learning to go beyond the endless grid of photos and replace the default Photos app on your phone. While...Show More Summary
E.ON has implemented a solar, wind and battery storage microgrid for a Swedish village.The southern village of Simris, which features 140 households, now gets its power from 500 kW of wind power, 440 kW of solar PV panels and an 800 kW battery. Source: Smart grid tech tested to balance Swedish solar, wind and battery […]
Investment in the battery energy storage, smart grid and energy efficiency sectors has topped $1bn in the first nine months of this year, new analysis has found.In its quarterly global funding and M&A report for the three sectors, released this week, clean energy consultancy Mercom Capital found that the $1.23bn raised by battery storage, smart […]
As smart cities continue to depart the realm of fiction and instead become a staple of life in the 21st century, eager entrepreneurs and aspirational scientist alike are increasingly turning to smart grids to power these cities of the future. Designing the infrastructure which enables smart cities is anything but easy, however, and many people […]
Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity company, today announced it was awarded $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to advance continuing smart grid research and development, utilizing the Data Distribution Service™ (DDS) standard. Show More Summary
Renewable energy solutions are on the rise, particularly in the realm of efficiency and storage advancements, making emissions-free electricity more accessible and affordable for all. One drawback, however, is the pressure intermittent renewable energy puts on electrical grids, but Dutch energy expert Alfen may have found the answer. Show More Summary
New York State’s power grid is built to accommodate only a few hours of the highest short-term load of the year. More than 90% of the time, that oversized capacity sits idle—costing... To view the full story, click the title link.
Renewable energy may offer emissions-free electricity, but it isn't always easy for electrical grids to integrate that energy. Dutch company Alfen is launching their answer to the dilemma. The Cellular Smart Grid Platform (CSGriP) allows a central grid to be divided into smaller cells that can operate independently, if necessary, and even self-heal.[...]
Qing-Chang Zhong lays out his vision for a harmonious grid
Renault's new Energy Service Division will focus on developing smart grid systems and second use programs for electric car batteries. Groupe Renault Adds New Renault Energy Services Unit was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
A few expansions and upgrades worth noting: Hudson Fiber Network has unveiled a "smart grid" of bandwidth crisscrossing northern New Jersey. They've built out connections between nine key data centers and a selection of enterprise buildings in Clifton, Nutley, and Carlstadt, enabling a mileage insensitive cross connect platform. Telia is adding some... [visit site […]