Gallery: Dept. of Energy Puts $8.5 Million Toward New Smart Grid Tech

 

We as a planet are only as good as our grid when it comes to sustainable energy development. We can build the best wind farms and solar projects but if our grid is antiquated, that power will never reach the citizens of Earth. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu knows this full well and that’s why he just announced an $8.5 million investment from the Department of Energy into new solar smart grid technology. The investment will go toward 4 late stage projects and will be matched on a better than 1 to 1 scale by the labs receiving the cash — the total investment by government and private sector will be over $20 million.

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  1. roger roster September 13, 2010 at 7:35 am

    The implementation of Smart Grid technology has many benefits. The obvious benefits being that of efficiency and reliability. The economy can also benefit from the implementation of Smart Grid technology as it would cut down blackouts to a large extent. Companies like Pacific Crest Transformers work towards building a renewable energy economy. It specializes in manufacturing liquid-filled distribution transformers for various industry verticals. Visit http://www.pacificcresttrans.com/home.html for whitepapers on transformers and Smart Grid.

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