The term "smart grid" refers to a conventional power grid with a layer of digital technology applied on top of it to monitor and control electrical transmission and distribution. Two-way digital communications equipment allows granular control of nodes on the grid, such as consumer appliances, to save energy, boost efficiency and increase reliability.
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January 22, 2010 9:13am |
Some university gyms are harvesting the energy from exercise machines and turning it into electricity. But is it economical? Maybe not, but it feels good.
January 20, 2010 12:38pm |
We're one miracle away, says Prof. Matteo Pasquali, from room temperature superconductors.
5 | January 20, 2010 11:04am |
Did you know that 36 U.S. states expect water shortages by 2013? A new report about water conservation, sponsored by Oracle, looks at how smart grid policies could help manage our most precious...
January 11, 2010 11:31am |
A budding `don't buy green' movement has popped from people you'd expect would be first in line to buy green. The underlying message is we need large scale action by the Feds not just little acts...
20 | December 31, 2009 8:08am |
One entrepreneur shares his expectations for the new year and the new decade.
2 | December 29, 2009 5:43am |
Ford Motor Company has enlisted University of Michigan students to develop downloadable applications for its Sync in-car communications system, paving the way for your car to be as connected as...
December 21, 2009 10:20am |
Rather than focusing on the threat of climate change, which is real, the President should come home and focus on the economic opportunities we have before us and the market incentives we need to...
5 | December 18, 2009 8:45am |
The climate change debate overshadows the REAL reason you should embrace sustainability -- it just makes good business sense.
1 | December 8, 2009 9:10am |
U.N. climate change conference pollution; bacterial packaging; biofuel stimulus money; securing the smart grid; clean coal and human blood.
1 | December 7, 2009 1:23pm |
Robots could soon have a softer, more human touch thanks to optical pressure sensors embedded in an artificial "skin."
December 3, 2009 10:20am |
We've all heard about smart appliances, but what are and when will they be here. Well, the smart grid infrastructure to be built and deployed first.
November 25, 2009 9:26am |
If the nation upgrades to a smart grid that digitally controls the nation's infrastructure, could hackers break in and sabotage the power grid, water works or military?
November 17, 2009 1:51pm |
BMW recently concluded a pilot program with electric versions of its Mini Cooper with a few surprises. Here are eight reasons why consumers haven't gotten charged up about electric vehicles.
7 | November 16, 2009 2:20pm |
The editors at Time magazine might not be the final arbiters of which innovations for 2009 will have the greatest impact on mankind, but its list fires the imagination and inspires the soul.
1 | November 16, 2009 7:00am |
Water policy will come under closer scrutiny in 2010. What's your posture?
14 | November 16, 2009 4:27am |
President Obama this morning announced $3.4 billion in stimulus funds to accelerate the U.S. transition to the smart grid.
October 27, 2009 8:35am |
If you missed out on the federal stimulus moolah being handed out to various smart grid projects, not to worry -- some states are starting funding pools of their own.
October 23, 2009 12:33pm |
You know that adage about perception being reality? Well, consider that phrase in the context of a new EcoPinion study called "Green Gap Redux: Green Words Gone Wrong," released by EcoAlign, a...
2 | October 21, 2009 4:29am |
Attention parents, graduates, high-school guidance counselors and recently idled adults: Read this report
Are you living in the right state for a clean tech career change? Two new resources are available for those of you seeking to tie your personal economic well-being to the rise of industries...
3 | October 19, 2009 4:33am |