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Bill Gates: His Energy Footprints Go Far Beyond DOS

Bill Gates: His Energy Footprints Go Far Beyond DOS

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I know it might not be politically correct in a profession overrun with Apple lovers, but I am a rock-ribbed Bill Gates fan. This is partially because I was a PC person from the DOS days of BASICA and Word 1, but today I find it is his approach to  … Read More

“Overrun With Subsidies”

“Overrun With Subsidies”

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As we look back on 2016, we’ve certainly had an interesting year.  Before we close the books on 2016, let’s revisit Energy Storage Solutions’ top posts for the year.

The first is a blog post, which received more comments than any other blog for ESS last year.
“Sustainable energy is the subject of  … Read More

Cruising the Software Jungle in Search of the Killer App

Cruising the Software Jungle in Search of the Killer App

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Already, it appears that there are those in the energy storage arena feeling the hot breath of commoditization bearing down even before the cudgel of technology has a chance to pound the last bit of fat from the commercialization process. OK, that’s a little over the top, yet—hyperbole aside—not only  … Read More

The Making of a Marketplace

The Making of a Marketplace

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Recently I attended the US Energy Storage Summit sponsored by Greentech Media. During the insightful, two-day conference, I found myself listening in as attendees discussed their strategies for keeping up with the quickly evolving technology, swapping web resources and project case studies in the same way athletes share training methods. “It’s like  … Read More

EVs and the Grid: Friend, Foe, or a Nonevent?

EVs and the Grid: Friend, Foe, or a Nonevent?

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The impact of electric vehicles on urban infrastructure systems of the future is a hot topic today…nowhere more torrid than for the energy utilities. Assumptions as to the number of electrical vehicles will be on the road 5, 10, or 20 years hence, grow with each new forecast, particularly in  … Read More

Getting an Erg to Fly

Getting an Erg to Fly

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After allowing the Thanksgiving feast to settle happily into my innards and bored by the prospect of watching a couple of brightly outfitted gangs bash one another into insensitivity, I decided to haul out my three-year-old quadricopter, with the less-than-generous intention of buzzing the neighbor’s cat as a means of  … Read More



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