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Puerto Rico Governor looks forward to Tesla solar technology

San Juan - Puerto Rico's Governor, Ricardo Rosselló said on Saturday he and Elon Musk held a 25-minute telephone conversation on Friday night. They discussed relief efforts as well as Tesla playing a leading role in revamping the power grid using Tesla technology.

Entrepreneurs and volunteers step up to get solar to Puerto Rico

San Juan - On September 20, powerful Category 4 Hurricane Maria made a direct landfall on the U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico. Two weeks later, 90 percent of the island is without power and few have clean drinking water. But the world is responding with help.

Base load generating capacity and US electrical grid reliability

There has been a lot of talk lately about the U.S. power sector's "base load" power generation capacity being outdated and becoming less important in maintaining the grid's reliability, yet the DOE looks at the problem differently.

Op-Ed: DOE proposes massive bailout for coal and nuclear power plants

Washington D.c. - DOE Sec. Rick Perry has proposed a huge bailout for coal and nuclear power plants. The radical unprecedented move is based on a false premise that power plants with fuel located on site are needed to guarantee the reliability of the electricity system.

Solar Industry steps in to aid Puerto Rico after grid went down

Puerto Rico's power grid is destroyed, leaving the situation dire for the island's 3.5 million people. However, it's been learned that the solar industry has been quietly responding to the needs of the people in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Hurricanes shed light on the vulnerabilities in U.S. power grid

Two Category 4 hurricanes, back-to-back, not only caused extensive damage, massive flooding, and loss of lives – they also laid bare the poor condition of the nation's electrical grid.

Major oil companies quietly investing in clean energy startups

The energy choices we make today will have a huge impact on our health, our climate and our economy for decades to come. This is why major oil companies have joined Silicon Valley in backing clean energy technology startups.

U.S. nuclear power plants have been hacked, reports DHS

Washington D.c. - Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is small potatoes compared to what the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed Thursday night. Allegedly, Russian hackers have been targeting our nuclear power plants.

Clean energy innovations that will transform our world (Part 2)

Technological innovations in electricity generation, energy storage, and the smart grid are changing the way we power our world. Great progress has been made in developing renewable energy resources, changing the face of the energy industry.

California solar power generation reaches milestone in March

Solar power generation in California met nearly half of the state's electricity demand on March 11, making up over 44 percent of the electricity sent to the grid.

Scientists Declare Disastrous Solar Storms Could Occur in 2012

Are solar storms posing a threat to the modern world? If we are to believe the scientists at the 2009 space weather enterprise forum in Washington DC we should at least prepare for them. Presently we are not.
 

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Microgrids are localized grids that can disconnect from the traditional grid to operate autonomously...
Microgrids are localized grids that can disconnect from the traditional grid to operate autonomously and help mitigate grid disturbances to strengthen grid resilience.
U.S. Department of Energy
The electrical grid brings electricity from the power source into our homes and businesses.
The electrical grid brings electricity from the power source into our homes and businesses.
Fitrah Hamid, Georgia Tech
The 150 MW Andasol solar power station is a commercial parabolic trough solar thermal power plant  l...
The 150 MW Andasol solar power station is a commercial parabolic trough solar thermal power plant, located in Spain. The Andasol plant uses tanks of molten salt to store solar energy so that it can continue generating electricity even when the sun isn't shining.
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