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Can Plants and Humidity Be Harnessed to Generate Electricity?

While the global pandemic has created an uncertain future for renewables, new discoveries are giving researchers hope for a greener tomorrow. According to a pair of recently published studies from Tel Aviv University, two naturally abundant resources—plants and humidity—may revolutionize renewable energy in the future by generating electricity. Can Plants Generate Electricity? One of the […]

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Countries with Innovative Plans for Renewable Energy in 2020

As climate change heats up, a number of countries are racing to generate 100 percent of their power from renewable energy sources by 2050. It’s an ambitious goal, but one that’s increasingly attainable as green energy technologies become more affordable. A quarter of the 184 countries that added their names to the Paris Climate Agreement […]

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Vehicle to Grid (V2G) Technology

The growth of electric vehicles and the smart grid has lead to the creation of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. Imagine using your electric vehicle to power your home during a storm-induced power outage. While your vehicle may not be able to power your entire house, there likely would be enough energy to charge your phone, power […]

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The Smart Grid and Renewable Energy

Smart grid technology is enabling the effective management and distribution of renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydrogen. The smart grid connects a variety of distributed energy resource assets to the power grid. By leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to collect data on the smart grid, utilities are able to quickly detect […]

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Solving the Global Water Crisis with Solar Power

The global water crisis is causing problems worldwide. The United Nations estimates that 2.1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water in their homes. This is relevant because those with access to clean water have a higher chance of leaving poverty, resisting disease, and seeking an education. The water crisis has severe […]

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Why Microgrids Are On-Trend for the Future of Green Energy

The future promises dramatic transformations in the way people make and consume energy. Many experts are turning to microgrids— small-scale, self-sustaining power networks unburdened by ties to a centralized power plant— as key agents of this transformation. Microgrids provide everything from greater reliability and resilience to cleaner power and economic development. They’re designed to work […]

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Creating A Smarter, More Connected Electric Grid

Bain & Company compiled numerous fascinating statistics along with a helpful infographic about how new technologies are transforming the electricity landscape. While there are an abundance of new opportunities for energy companies to create a smarter electric system, there are also four key steps that utilities need to take in order to make the current […]

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