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Microgrid at Italian University Generates Savings, Knowledge

 Autonomy and flexibility can support energy resilience, while also benefitting the power grid. This February, the Savona campus of the University of Genoa, Italy, opened a campus-wide microgrid -- the first of its kind in Europe. It combines...

Posted August 25, 2014    

Bringing the Smart Grid Home: Google Buys Nest

Recently Google announced the purchase of Nest, a company that makes "smart" thermostats. Why would Google pay such a handsome price ($3.2 billion) for something as prosaic as thermostats? In short, because these devices may represent the single...

Posted January 24, 2014