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In Mumbai, Setting The Stage For Renewable Energy Revolution

Right now, there are still over 1 billion people in the world without access to electricity. In addition to large swaths of Sub Saharan Africa that remain off the grid, many of those 1 billion reside in India. This December, IIT Bombay will host an international workshop on “Decentralizing Solar Solutions: Attaining and Sustaining Electricity […]

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As Record Heat Challenges Grid, Distributed Solar Saves Consumers Millions

Around the world, summer has once again meant record-setting heat waves. While this comes as no surprise to some, the consequences have proved startling. In Tokyo, 23,000 people were hospitalized for heat stroke in a single week in July, when temperatures consistently hit triple-digits. On July 5th in Algeria, laborers were faced with the prospect […]

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Energy Industry Makes Way For Distributed Energy

The imminence of a distributed generation explosion in the United States has utility companies preparing for the repercussions. At the Edison Electric Institute Annual Convention in San Diego earlier this month, CEOs from the country’s largest investor-owned utilities gathered to discuss the future of electric. For Duke Energy CEO and newly elected EEI Chairman Lynn […]

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LO3 and Power2Peer: Points of Comparison and Distinction

Though as a concept the energy blockchain is quite young, its developers need not reinvent the wheel. Progress often involves building upon advancements made by others. LO3, with its wide publicity and impressive success, has served as one early model for younger companies like Power2Peer. Of course, progress is not just emulating, but innovating. Here […]

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Decentralized Energy With Blockchain Peer-to-Peer Transactions

Right now, the way electricity is produced and disseminated is a highly centralized process. Due in part to our ever-increasing dependence on electrically-powered infrastructure, grid operators often enjoy regional monopolies on electrical generation. The centralized grid is also due to the inherent properties of electricity. The power you are consuming as you read this was […]

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Microgrids Keep Lights On After Storms, Offer Solution to Rampant Outages

Long neglected, grid now failing communities at critical moments The United States suffers more power outages than any developed nation in the world. As energy demands continue to grow, inadequate funding and fragmented policy have left grid infrastructure in a state of decline. According to a DOE study, the U.S. electric grid lost power 285% […]

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