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A Super Simple Way to Make Your Home Energy Smart

A Super Simple Way to Make Your Home Energy Smart | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
We love us some Quirky and the latest invention to move a step closer to the reality stage is an unassuming gadget that says it can help turn your home into a lean, green, energy-conscious machine! You stay sippin’ on yo’ kale juice and put Reter to work at detecting and helping detox your home’s energy issues.
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Hoboken Explores Smart-Grid Technology to Keep Lights On in Extreme Storms - NJ Spotlight

Hoboken Explores Smart-Grid Technology to Keep Lights On in Extreme Storms - NJ Spotlight | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
Hoboken Explores Smart-Grid Technology to Keep Lights On in Extreme Storms
NJ Spotlight
For days after Hurricane Sandy, much of Hoboken was underwater.
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Lithium Producer Chases Tesla's Bold Battery Plan - New York Times

Lithium Producer Chases Tesla's Bold Battery Plan - New York Times | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
Lithium Producer Chases Tesla's Bold Battery Plan
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Last month, Tesla Motors, the maker of high-end electric cars, announced plans to open the world's largest battery plant in 2017.
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Comcast Now Offering Electricity to Some Pa. Customers

Comcast Now Offering Electricity to Some Pa. Customers | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
Comcast currently offers phone, cable and internet package deals, but through a deal with NRG Energy will now add electricity to those bundle deals.
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Four Ways We Can Drive More Distributed Generation Now

Four Ways We Can Drive More Distributed Generation Now | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
by Adam James There are no "easy fixes" to transforming our energy system. But the solutions that may work fastest are often the simplest and least exci
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Bloomberg Predicts Solar Market Will Grow +20% In 2014

Bloomberg Predicts Solar Market Will Grow +20% In 2014 | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
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Originally Published on the ECOreport.
The latest Bloomberg prediction is that the solar market will grow +20% in 2014. After consulting with “some of the world’s most knowledgeable and respected solar analysts” – Deustche Bank AG, HSBC Holdings Plc, Citigroup Inc., Yingli, NPD Solarbuzz,. Wacker Chemie AG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP – Bloomberg suggests there will be around 44.5
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Hydro signs U.S. power deal

Hydro signs U.S. power deal | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
A deal the province says will trigger the proposed Conawapa generating station involves two export a... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press.
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American wind to be stored in Canada | Wind Energy Update

American wind to be stored in Canada | Wind Energy Update | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
By Susan Kraemer A pair of utilities, Minnesota Power and Manitoba Hydro, have inked a Renewable Optimisation Agreement (ROA) under which electricity from excess wind produced in North Dakota can be stored in Manitoba’s hydro reservoir when loads and prices are low, with the potential for selling that power back onto the huge United States
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High-Capacity Flash Charger Can Juice Up an Electric Bus in Under 15 Seconds

High-Capacity Flash Charger Can Juice Up an Electric Bus in Under 15 Seconds | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
In Geneva, the public transit system is testing out electric busses that can be charged by a flash-charger in under 15-seconds at a bus stop.
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SolarCity teams up with Best Buy to reach more eco-conscious shoppers

SolarCity teams up with Best Buy to reach more eco-conscious shoppers | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
Solar panel installer SolarCity Corp. is partnering with electronics chain Best Buy to guide homeowners and other customers through the process of going solar.
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Microgrid Milestones

Microgrid Milestones | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
One of the most interesting trends of 2013 was the rise of microgrids. While the hype overshadows the reality of actual projects, several key developments have set the stage for growth.
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The sheer size of Tesla's massive battery factory could be a game-changer in many ways

The sheer size of Tesla's massive battery factory could be a game-changer in many ways | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
Tesla’s huge battery factory would not only be the biggest of its kind in the world (and perhaps even the biggest factory in the world), it could change international relations, and disrupt both cars and the electric grid.
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Norway Set to Become First Nation With One Electric Vehicle For Every Hundred Cars

Norway Set to Become First Nation With One Electric Vehicle For Every Hundred Cars | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
At some point in April, the Nordic nation of Norway will become the first country in the world with one electric vehicle on the roads out of every 100 cars.
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Survey: Distributed Generation an Opportunity, Not a Threat to Utilities

Survey: Distributed Generation an Opportunity, Not a Threat to Utilities | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
Distributed generation is the most disruptive technology to the utility business model, but rather than look at it as a threat, most utility executives perceive it as an opportunity, according to a survey commissioned by engineering firm Siemens.
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How the Smart Grid Will Change Your Life

How the Smart Grid Will Change Your Life | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
A mix of technologies that are collectively making the 125-year-old electricity ecosystem more efficient, here is how the "smart grid" will change your life.
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Norway’s Rocket Growth In Electric Car Sales (Chart)

Norway’s Rocket Growth In Electric Car Sales (Chart) | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
Following up on the European EV market share charts I just shared a few moments ago, here's one more great one, which came from a presentation by Francisco Carranza Sierra, Manager of Corporate Planning at Nissan Europe, at EVS27 (adding on to the two I already shared here and the extended summary of and commentary on his presentation
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Five factors to inspiring team members

Five factors to inspiring team members | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
We all know people who inspire us, who encourage us—through their actions and example—to work hard, to persevere through difficult circumstances. What’s their secret? How do they persuade others to...
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Solar Power: The Hottest New Thing For Homeowners

Solar Power: The Hottest New Thing For Homeowners | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
Ben Kunz wanted to do "the green thing" and save on his electric bill without paying a lot of money up front. So instead of buying a solar system for his house in Cheshire, Connecticut, he leased one. "I thought it was a pretty good deal," he said.
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Volvo's New Electric Vehicle Battery Technology Stores Energy in a Car's Body Panels

Volvo's New Electric Vehicle Battery Technology Stores Energy in a Car's Body Panels | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
Volvo has announced a concept for lightweight structural energy storage components that could improve the energy usage of future electrified vehicles.
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Will Distributed Energy Make Up One-Third of the US Power Supply by 2020? : Greentech Media

Will Distributed Energy Make Up One-Third of the US Power Supply by 2020? : Greentech Media | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
Fast-growing solar PV and demand response, plus a huge CHP and backup generator base
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CEA - Electricity 101 - Canada's Electric Industry

Canadian Electricity Association (CEA)

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Presentation outlining Canada's electricity industry. Includes some interesting graphics and stats.

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Flexible Blade to Reduce Wind Energy Costs

Flexible Blade to Reduce Wind Energy Costs | Andrew's Electric Ideas Article Feed | Scoop.it
ECN (Energy research Centre of the Netherlands) works in a project with several partners to create an innovative flexible blade concept.
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