Trump Solar Tariffs Sacrifice More American Jobs

Efficiency becomes paramount as punitive policy takes effect The Trump administration’s recent sledgehammer approach to energy policy purports to be about protecting American jobs. Unfortunately, failing to situate this sentiment within any objective reality, many can only conclude that the policy is concerned less with American workers than with protecting the fossil fuel industry from […]

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Blockchain Basics: A Technical Overview

Blockchain for Decentralized Transactions with Distributed Consensus Dr. Nish Sonwalkar (ScD, MIT), Founder, Power2Peer Inc. Contributing Editors: Mamta Sonwalkar and Michael Maloney There is a lot of buzz right now about blockchain being the next generation of software platform design.  The internet, with its HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol), is itself a highly decentralized system, but […]

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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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Blockchain Finds Problem to Solve: Energy Distribution

With the explosion of buzz surrounding blockchain ledger platforms such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, and the boom of blockchain ICOs over the past several years, there has been much discussion about the viable applications of cryptocurrency. Skeptics have described blockchain as an elegant solution in search of a problem. But as various sectors of industry […]

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Era of Energy Independence with Power2Peer

With the introduction of blockchain-enabled adaptive solar microgrid networks, Power2Peer is turning people on to a new era of energy consumption. Decentralized solar microgrid networks mean that when the central utility grid goes down, power is still available. With blockchain peer-to-peer trading, individuals and communities will gain the independence to decide where their energy comes […]

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Technological Overview of Photonic Solar Conversion and Blockchain-Enabled Adaptive Solar Microgrid System

Overview of Innovation: Most industry research to date has focused on improving the efficiency of silicon-based solar cells while reducing costs. Less attention has been paid to the possibility of conditioning the solar spectrum falling on the p-n junction which is the basis for electric power generation. With Photonic Solar Conversion (PSC) technology, the focus […]

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