Is this the grid of the future?

An 8,000-square-foot, nondescript, two-toned box of a building in Salem, Ore., looking like so many you’d see in a thousand industrial parks, could represent the future of energy management.

Using electric vehicles as a grid power source

There’s significant progress to report on an idea that could transform electric vehicles from a potential grid destabilizer to a helpful piece in the energy storage puzzle.

Lithium-polysulfide battery helps solar and wind power the grid

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have managed to design a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid.

Understanding the impact of electric cars on the grid

As more electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids hit the streets, one of the challenges will be managing the power grid requirements for these cars when they are having their batteries recharged at all hours.

DOE hub gets $120M to build a better battery

So, increasingly, we've got this whole renewable energy thing going on. But integrating all that new solar and wind power into the power grid remains a challenge. 


Electric vehicle shifts power back to the grid


Managing the grid - maintaining a balance between supply and demand that keeps the system at its required frequency of 60 Hz - is a bit of a delicate dance. 



Intel showcases Tunnel Creek SoC at IDF 2010

Intel is showcasing its next-gen Atom E600 SoC lineup at IDF 2010. 

Formerly codenamed "Tunnel Creek," the versatile E600 features an open interconnect that allows the chip to be easily fitted into a wide variety of form factors, including in-car infotainment systems, Internet phones and smart grid devices.

US wind power grid could provide reliable supply

Researchers have proposed a wind power grid linking offshore turbines along the east coast of the US as a way of smoothing out fluctuations in supply.