04. July 2017 · Comments Off on Utilities need to plan for a 100% renewable energy future, even if it never happens · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Utilities are not like most businesses. They place 30-year wagers on the way we will generate and consume electricity to ensure there’s a reliable supply far into the future. Multibillion-dollar investments build long-lived things like transmission lines, coal boilers, and nuclear reactors.

Source: Utilities need to plan for a 100% renewable energy future, even if it never happens — Quartz

10. June 2016 · Comments Off on Scientists create world’s fastest wearable circuits to revolutionise Internet of Things  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A team of US engineers has created the world’s fastest stretchable, wearable integrated circuits — a technological feat that can revolutionise the Internet of Things (IoT) and high-speed wireless world in the future.Led by Zhenqiang “Jack” Ma from University of Wisconsin-Madison, the team developed the new stretchable integrated circuits taking inspiration from twisted-pair telephone cables. They contain, essentially, two ultra-tiny intertwining power transmission lines in repeating S-curves.This serpentine shape — formed in two layers with segmented metal blocks, like a 3-D puzzle — gives the transmission lines the ability to stretch without affecting their performance, said the study, published recently in the journal Advanced Functional Materials.

Source: Scientists create world’s fastest wearable circuits to revolutionise Internet of Things | The Indian Express

09. August 2015 · Comments Off on Modernizing the U.S. Energy Grid · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A vast network of power plants, transmission lines, and distribution centers together make up the U.S. electrical grid. The grid constantly balances the supply and demand for the energy that powers everything from industry to household appliances. Out of sight for most, the grid usually only comes to public attention due to large-scale failures, such as the blackout that struck the Northeast in 2003.

Source: Modernizing the U.S. Energy Grid – Council on Foreign Relations

21. July 2015 · Comments Off on Renewable energy knows no boundaries · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Utilities have always done what they can to provide reliable power with what the resources they have available to them — and around them. But with numerous transmission lines crossing borders, renewable energy is no longer something that is situational.

Source: Renewable energy knows no boundaries – SmartGridNews

01. May 2015 · Comments Off on U.S. Power Grid’s $2 Trillion Push Needs European Efficiency · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A $2 trillion push in the U.S. to blend renewable energy into the power supply and fortify transmission lines against extreme weather means that Americans must act more like Europeans to keep their power costs down.Even with electricity rates as much as three times higher than what the average American pays, French, Italian and German consumers still enjoy lower monthly bills. That’s because they use less energy due in large part to new smart technology, smaller homes, denser populations and more efficient appliances.

Source: U.S. Power Grid’s $2 Trillion Push Needs European Efficiency – Bloomberg Business