The Rocky Mountain Institute says too much emphasis has been put on the variable nature of renewable energy. Watch the video in the link below to see why we don't need more energy storage to meet all of our energy needs with renewables:Post your comments below.
The U.S. Department of Energy put out this short inspirational video about Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
#WomenInSTEM: Making a Cleaner Future
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Back in 1989, nearly 55,000 utility customers were still without has service a week after the Loma Prieta earthquake damaged a wide area. PG&E credits the smart grid for facilitating prompt service restoral after the most recent quake.
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How High Can They Go? Are you ready to change the wind turbine paradigm? Flying electric generators harness jet stream winds at 15,000 ft, routing power through a ground tether. The machines proposed by this Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers paper handle high power density winds, and are theoretically capable of delivering a constant 30 MW to the grid. At these altitudes bird strikes are no longer a problem, but airplanes could be a bit problematic.View a YouTube video showing one of these flying electric generators here:What do you think of this new type of generator?
Smart homes have promise but require manufacturers to pay attention to quality and consumer driven issues. Read more about what goes into developing products for the smart home here:Join the discussion about smart homes below.