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The Power Flower is a Living Energy Meter that Transforms with Household Power Usage

The Power Flower is a Living Energy Meter that Transforms with Household Power Usage

The Power Flower is an interactive, visual 'living' energy meter prototype created by two university students in Falmouth, UK. Designed as a smart energy meter to help people become more conscientious of

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Summer Heat Waves Make Our Need for a Smart Grid Even More Apparent

Summer Heat Waves Make Our Need for a Smart Grid Even More Apparent

This past weekend’s 100 degree heat wave in NY may have broken for now, but chances are that another “Heatpocalypse” is coming. As the weather heats up, our utility grids go into overdrive, trying

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Smart Meters Hit Bumps in the Road

Smart Meters Hit Bumps in the Road

Smart meters — utility meters that provide detailed, real-time information on energy use — promise an easy way to bring down residential power consumption. They help consumers sniff out energy hogs

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OPOWER Encourages Efficiency With Energy Report Cards

OPOWER Encourages Efficiency With Energy Report Cards

Most Americans would have a fit if their credit card or cell phone company sent a dollar amount at the end of the month with no itemized description to match. But we tolerate it from our utility companies

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Obama Sets Aside $3.4 billion Stimulus to Jump Start “Power Grid 2.0″ in US

Obama Sets Aside $3.4 billion Stimulus to Jump Start “Power Grid 2.0″ in US

You may already know this, but our power grid system has been largely left alone for half a century. We're using inefficient grid technology to try to thread power across our country and in the process

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Energy 101: What Is a Smart Grid?

Energy 101: What Is a Smart Grid?

In last week's Energy 101 column, we took a look at the basics of where our energy comes from now. This week, we're examining the future of energy—specifically, the smart grid. To recap, a smart grid is

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Energy 101: Where Does Our Power Come From?

Energy 101: Where Does Our Power Come From?

Today we're excited to announce the launch of our new Energy 101 series, in which we'll be exploring the future-forward technologies that stand to upgrade our grids, reduce our energy footprint, and slow

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