On May 23, the Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DSRG), a “smart grid” trade association coalition, announced that the U.S. Senate had introduced the Electric Consumer Right to Know Act, S 1029.
Although vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) have the potential to be “the next big thing” that would enable economical storage of wind and solar energy, there are no existing or planned utility-scale installations after more than 25 years of development. One small venture capital-funded private company, Prudent Energy Corporation, is leading development.
It is pretty clear that the economic viability of wind and solar energy and the extent to which they will contribute significant power to the grid depends on being able to generate electricity intermittently -- when the sun shines and the wind blows -- and store it for use when it needed and/or when the sun is not shining nor the wind blowing.
One of the three has generated profits on growing revenues and been rewarded with steady share price appreciation. The other two...not.
America's first wireless Smart Grid network has been deployed in Plumas-Sierra county, California, using TV White Space spectrum as a means to deliver connectivity.
WE CARE Solar (Women’s Emergency Communication and Reliable Electricity) got its start developing portable solar electricity units for Nigeria to address the high maternal mortality rates in the country.
This is a two part Q&A with William Ambrose, president and founder of Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Emerging Energy Research.
Robert Gluck: What can you tell my about your background? Why did you start Emerging Energy Research (EER)?
Ofer Raz and Hod Fleishman are the founders of GreenRoad Technologies Inc., formerly known as DriveDiagnostics.
Launched in 2003, The California-based GreenRoad Technologies, provides a cost-effective service that helps reduce emissions, vehicle wear-and-tear and helps save lives.