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Smart electricity meters are here, but more is needed to make them useful to customers

Smart electricity meters are here, but more is needed to make them useful to customers Sangeetha Chandrashekeran, University of Melbourne Across most of Australia, the electricity industry is in the midst of a major rollout of so-called “smart meters” led by retailers – your household may very well have one already. With the exception of Western Australia and the Northern […]

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Wind, solar could meet 80 percent of US demand: study

Wind and solar power could meet 80 percent of US demand for electricity, as long as improvements are made in transmission and storage, researchers said Tuesday. Until a few years ago, these renewable energy sources were thought to be capable of supplying only about 20-30 percent of US needs, according to the report in the journal… [prosperInsert q=”power protection ” […]

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Does energy storage make the electric grid cleaner?

By Eric Williams, Associate Professor of Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology, Eric Hittinger, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Naga Srujana Goteti, PhD Student in Energy and Sustainabiltiy, Rochester Institute of Technology. Solar and wind compete with coal power plants when it comes to energy storage systems. AP Photo/Mel Evans Carbon-free energy:… [prosperInsert q=”power protection ” […]

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Can mirrors boost solar panel output – and help overcome Trump’s tariffs?

By Joshua M. Pearce, Professor, Michigan Technological University. Now that panel costs in U.S. will go up, will reflectors make a comeback? Joshua M. Pearce, CC BY-SA Falling costs for solar power have led to an explosive growth in residential, commercial and utility-scale solar use over the past decade. The levelized cost of solar electricity using… [prosperInsert q=”power protection ” […]

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What it really takes to power your home for a day

Here’s how much gas, coal, oil, wind, solar, water, or nuclear fuel is required. Pound by pound and gallon by gallon. Muti-Folio Art Like any good consumer, you’ve filled your home with power-thirsty screens and toasters. And they make your average American abode chug 30 kilowatt-hours of electricity every single day. (A kilowatt-hour, by the way,… [prosperInsert q=”power protection ” […]

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