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Fine-tuning renewables could help Texas balance energy resources

Fine-tuning renewables could help Texas balance energy resources Timing and placement of wind and solar power facilities are critical factors for Texas electricity providers that juggle their output with other resources to provide a balanced flow of energy. Rice University researchers have some suggestions on how they can integrate widely varying sources more efficiently. Rice … Continue reading Fine-tuning renewables could help Texas balance energy resources

#Michigan utilities upgrade pumped storage plant ahead of renewable push

Michigan utilities upgrade pumped storage plant ahead of renewable push he Ludington Pumped Storage Plant along Lake Michigan could play a bigger role on the grid as utilities use more variable renewables. Concealed under a grassy slope, water pours through a set of massive chutes, pummeling a bank of underground turbines before spilling into Lake … Continue reading #Michigan utilities upgrade pumped storage plant ahead of renewable push

Renewable energy storage and the future of smart cities

Renewable energy storage and the future of smart cities ‘Smart cities’ are no longer considered to be just a buzzword; they are a topic of constant conversation, and they’ve already come to fruition across the globe. From Singapore to San Francisco, organisations, government officials and city planners have made incredible efforts to support the development … Continue reading Renewable energy storage and the future of smart cities

#Facebook Pledges to Buy 100% Renewable Energy by 2020

Facebook Pledges to Buy 100% Renewable Energy by 2020 Facebook committed Tuesday to contract renewable energy for all of its electricity consumption by 2020. The social media giant consumes an ample amount of electricity to power its data centers around the world. The company previously committed to procuring 50 percent renewable power, and surpassed that … Continue reading #Facebook Pledges to Buy 100% Renewable Energy by 2020

Blockchain Could Help Bring Renewable Energy to the Power Grid, Experts Tell Congress

Blockchain Could Help Bring Renewable Energy to the Power Grid, Experts Tell Congress Blockchain technology could help the energy sector secure the power grid and overcome some of the biggest barriers to widespread use of renewable resources, industry experts told lawmakers. But before that can happen, the government needs to fund more blockchain research and … Continue reading Blockchain Could Help Bring Renewable Energy to the Power Grid, Experts Tell Congress

Liquid metal battery could lower cost of storing renewable energy

Liquid metal battery could lower cost of storing renewable energy As dreamy as it might be to combine renewable energy sources with storage batteries, there’s a problem: those batteries are expensive. It might take you years to recoup the costs. You’ll be glad to hear, then, that Stanford scientists have a way to make those … Continue reading Liquid metal battery could lower cost of storing renewable energy

New investor-backed campaign targets a trillion dollars for US renewables

New investor-backed campaign targets a trillion dollars for US renewables Clean energy investors want policies to bring green dollars to the red, white and blue. There may be a trillion-dollar opportunity in U.S. renewable energy. The “phenomenally abundant” mix of wind, solar and other renewables makes the U.S. one of the most likely places in … Continue reading New investor-backed campaign targets a trillion dollars for US renewables