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Best Practices for Big Data in the Smart Distribution Grid

Best Practices for Big Data in the Smart Distribution Grid | Global Energy | Scoop.it
It’s big, complex, mission-critical, constantly in flux, and experiencing a convergence of information technologies (IT) and operations technologies (OT).  The distribution grid is the link of the electricity supply chain from the substation to the...
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Vivek Mohta's comment, September 8, 2011 11:08 AM
Very interesting article. To what extent is smart grid an infrastructure problem, and to what extent is it a software problem?
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Germany Sets New Renewable Energy Record in 2011

Germany's Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) reports that renewable energy supplied nearly 21 percent of the country's electricity during the first half of 2011.
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Dividends and Value Among Renewable Energy Power Producers

Dividends and Value Among Renewable Energy Power Producers | Global Energy | Scoop.it
Almost every stock market sector fell significantly in late July and August this year, and such market declines send me searching for value stocks paying good dividends that I can hold for the long-term.
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Monopoly Energy or Energy Democracy?

Maybe it was the report from Al Weinrub that declared large solar lease investors are making an aggressive grab for Governor Brown's groundbreaking 12,000 MW of distributed generation in CA.
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Pressing Need For Renewables As Nuke Industry Shakes Off Fukushima

Pressing Need For Renewables As Nuke Industry Shakes Off Fukushima | Global Energy | Scoop.it
September 11 is the 10th anniversary of the infamous terrorist attacks. It also marks six months since the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami, a disaster that triggered global soul-searching about nuclear energy.
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Green Overdrive: An exclusive look at Getaround's new app

Green Overdrive: An exclusive look at Getaround's new app | Global Energy | Scoop.it
If you thought renting out a room in a house via Airbnb was cool, try renting our someone's car.
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Financing Offshore Wind Farms in the U.S.

With thousands of megawatts of proposed offshore wind projects in the U.S., billions of dollars will be needed to finance them. The question then arises, "where is the money going to come from?"
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Elia Acquires 10% Stake in Atlantic Wind Connection

Elia Acquires 10% Stake in Atlantic Wind Connection | Global Energy | Scoop.it
"Elia, a Belgian electrical transmission system operator, announced it has acquired a 10% stake in the first segment of the Atlantic Wind Connection"
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A123 Systems hooks into China’s grid

A123 Systems hooks into China’s grid | Global Energy | Scoop.it
Only 72 percent of China’s wind-power sources are connected to its grid — meaning there’s a good deal of wind turbines that are spinning that aren’t providing usable clean power.
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The under-the-radar hot solar markets for investors

The under-the-radar hot solar markets for investors | Global Energy | Scoop.it
The next hot solar markets for investors, according to a report from Lux Research, aren’t exactly the obvious ones commonly bandied about at solar conferences.
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Smart Grids Will Revolutionize Cities

Smart Grids Will Revolutionize Cities | Global Energy | Scoop.it
The internet, distributed renewable energy, electric vehicles and energy management are ready to coalesce: the impact on cities and our lives will be profound.
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Romney Endorses Federal Investment in Energy Innovation

Romney Endorses Federal Investment in Energy Innovation | Global Energy | Scoop.it
Today, the Romney campaign released his 59-point economic plan in a 160-page book (PDF here).
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Eight Bio-based Technologies for 2050

Eight Bio-based Technologies for 2050 | Global Energy | Scoop.it
What kind of technologies will evolve in the 2030s, and even the 2040s, to transform our fuel, food, and materials choices, and lead us towards some of the fuel targets outlined for 2050 by the International Energy Agency?
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Constellation closes on Sacramento PV

Constellation Energy has closed a $94 million non-recourse financing for a 30MW solar photovoltaic project...
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Verizon turns to national lab for energy efficiency

Verizon turns to national lab for energy efficiency | Global Energy | Scoop.it
"The phone company said it wants to work with NREL on two key areas: running its operations, including data centers, in more energy-efficient ways, and developing technologies that make use of Verizon’s communications network to cut energy use at homes and businesses."
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The Rise of Information-Based Cleantech

Information-based cleantech is an emerging "next big thing" in the sector.
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Video: U.S. Solar Growth Coming, But Will Manufacturing Follow?

Video: U.S. Solar Growth Coming, But Will Manufacturing Follow? | Global Energy | Scoop.it
"We’re seeing manufacturing come to Mississippi and South Carolina and Tennessee and Michigan."
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First Solar boasts world-record solar cell

First Solar boasts world-record solar cell | Global Energy | Scoop.it
The prices of solar panels are falling fast, and that’s putting enormous pressure on manufacturers to cut costs and improve the amount of power solar cells can convert from sunlight.
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