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North Carolina Harnesses Gusts of Support with Region’s First Turbine Farm

North Carolina Harnesses Gusts of Support with Region’s First Turbine Farm

Amber Plante for Zondits, July 23, 2015. Image credit: inspiredimages Amazon.com Inc.’s decision to have a North Carolina wind farm fuel its cloud services data centers is nearly poetic for the company whose customers have been clamoring for more renewable energy operations. It’s also a boon for the region: the Amazon Wind Farm US East, powered


Tapping into the Distributed Computing Power of Energy Devices

Distributed technique for power scheduling advances smart grid concept Phys.org, June 24, 2015. Image credit: Hans Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for “scheduling” energy in electric grids that moves away from centralized management by tapping into the distributed computing power of energy devices. The approach advances the smart grid concept

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Sparking the Energy Efficiency Flame

Selling energy efficiency: Leaders talk tactics The Herald Sun, February 8, 2015 At a conference about increasing energy productivity, John Palmour, chief technology officer and co-founder of Cree, said energy efficiency is a very difficult sell. “On its own, it is not sexy,” he said. “It does not motivate buyers.” But when companies develop products


USDA Funds First Loans Under New EE & Conservation Loan Program

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has funded the first two loans under the new Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program, which is designed to help consumers reduce energy bills through energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy systems.