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Smart Grid Technologies Continue to Spread

Global investment in grid infrastructure continues to rise. (cc) Ken Teegardin Driven by increasing shares of renewable energy in the electricity generation mix and by the need to update aging grid infrastructure, global investment in…


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Future Demand For Solar And The Impact On Grid

How can solar power best be integrated into the utility grid? U.S. Department of Agriculture According to GTM Research, Q2 2012 saw a record 466MW of utility scale solar installations in the US and a…


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Integrating Variable Energy Resources

(cc) Mike Fisher The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has proposed reforms to its rules to lay the foundation for integrating the rapid growth of variable energy resources into the nation’s power grid while…


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Calling for 100% U.S. Green Grid by 2020

2,500-Mile “Ride for Renewables” launched to champion a Green Energy “Moon Shot” Green energy advocate Tom Weis is riding 2,500 miles from Colorado to Washington, DC on a human-powered, electric-assist ‘rocket trike,’ calling for a…




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Getting Renewable Energy Where It’s Needed Most

From wind turbines to homes: Getting renewable energy where it’s needed most (cc) Ian Koh A number of projects are underway across the United States to increase and extend the grid capacity, specifically to accommodate…