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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

“Alexa, Use Stored Energy to Run My Bedroom Lighting, Please”

“Alexa, Use Stored Energy to Run My Bedroom Lighting, Please”

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As those of you who attended the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show last week know, the runaway favorite this year was Alexa Voice Service (AVS), Amazon Echo’s software that allows users to control compatible devices by voice, a conclusion aptly demonstrated by the avalanche of Alexa-controllable products that sprang up at  … Read More

Want to Avoid Your Commute Traffic? How About a Personal Helicopter?

Want to Avoid Your Commute Traffic? How About a Personal Helicopter?

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As anyone who has contemplated getting a helicopter rating knows, FAA’s requirements are somewhere between ridiculous and sublime.

With no rating at all it will take you close to 45 hours of dual instruction and 20 hours of solo practice flights before you are ready for your checkride. Even if you  … Read More

Energy Storage Solutions – Reader Favorites

Energy Storage Solutions – Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs and Reader Favorite articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, email click-through, and most commented articles.  … Read More

The Microgrid Market: Growth and Opportunity

The Microgrid Market: Growth and Opportunity

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Microgrids are becoming the transformative technology in today’s energy industry, and are putting many utilities on the defensive. A few utilities want to adopt or coopt the technology, depending on one’s perceptions, creating tensions among utility and industry stakeholders. The latter believe microgrid resources can best be delivered by private  … Read More

Elements of Critical Power Systems and Their Management

Elements of Critical Power Systems and Their Management

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A single power interruption can cripple a healthy company, says Bhavesh Patel, director of marketing of Emerson’s ASCO Power business. “Not having adequate onsite power can be the ‘Achilles heel’ of a business, but the controls for operating, monitoring, diagnosing, and producing a variety of mandatory reports on these power  … 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

Wallpaper From Beyond the Van Allen Belt

Wallpaper From Beyond the Van Allen Belt

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Once a month or so I change the wallpaper on my office PC, but over the years I’ve found myself returning again and again to NASA’s Earth_Lights, a mosaic of our nighttime home viewed from Earth’s orbit.

Initially, I was drawn to the mosaic out of curiosity and by the sheer  … Read More

Integrating Demand Reduction With Storage and Renewables

Integrating Demand Reduction With Storage and Renewables

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The energy storage business is hot these days. It has become the most talked-about trend in the retail energy business in the past three years with large companies offering new products, and startups introducing newly designed energy storage, software, and hardware packages.

The popularity of energy storage is driven by the rapid  … Read More



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