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Advances like GE’s new hybrid wind turbines could make renewable energy more practical.
A consortium including IBM has built a system that makes more of existing infrastructure.
An improved production process could make electrical transmission lines far more efficient.
But some consumers, concerned about rising prices and privacy, would rather their electricity meters stayed dumb.
The key is a modular design, which could make the technology practical as a way to keep the grid stable and reduce electricity costs.
The social network breaks an unwritten rule by giving away plans to its new data center—an action it hopes will make the Web more efficient.
Attackers could manipulate poorly protected data to make money or cause blackouts.
DOE funds will help finance construction of a geothermal facility using advanced technology.
The devices could help stabilize the grid, and make charging electric cars cheaper.
A superstation for connecting three independent grids could help solar and wind power.