Reengineering Utilities with Smart Grid Technology

How these energy geeks are reimagining an old school utility Reuters, January 27. 2015 Welcome to the utility industry’s future – or at least that’s what Southern California Edison is hoping. Here in a non-descript, 53,500-square-foot building, the $12 billion utility’s research team is testing everything from charging electronic vehicles via cell phone to devices […]

Could Solar Roads Become Part of the New Smart Grid?

Allison Donnelly for Zondits, January 19, 2015 The pace of innovation for solar technologies is staggering – in addition to increases in efficiency and decreases in cost of “market-proven” solar PV, there is also a growing interest in solar technologies that once seemed to come straight out of science fiction. A video about one of […]

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NREL’s ‘Home of the Future’ to Manage Energy Demand & Grid Disruption

Bryan Hannegan is picturing the home of the future. In his imagination, it’s not in outer space, or shaped like a giant geodesic dome. This home talks to itself, and to what’s around it. “The dishwasher could talk to the electric vehicle in the garage, it could talk to the solar PV system on the roof,” said Hannegan, a scientist at National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.