The Internet of Things (IoT) is helping utilities to provide better service to customers. More than 50% of the U.S. population now has a smart meter. Read more in this article from smartgridnews.com:http://www.smartgridnews.com/artman/publish/Technologies_IT_and_Back_Office/How-to-enhance-utility-performance-and-value-through-the-Internet-of-Things-6818.html/#.VEARRPl4rigDiscuss below.
Michigan State University has developed a cell with light harvesting transparent solar concentrators that could be used on windows and smartphone screens for solar energy collection without traditional solar panels.Read more: http://www.pv-magazine.com/news/details/beitrag/michigan-state-university-develops-transparent-solar-cell_100016181/#ixzz3ESHaFSVYPost comments below.
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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