A European consortium, consisting of DNV KEMA, Fraunhofer ISE, EMD International, RAH and RFVV, has begun an EU-funded project to develop modeling and simulation tools for optimally integrating electrical vehicles (EVs) into electricity networks.
The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid has announced the addition of five new members. The new members are Duke Energy, EnerNOC, Steffes Corporation, Corporate Systems Engineering, and Silver Spring Networks.
After a disastrous third quarter of 2012 featuring extremely low factory utilization rates across the entire photovoltaic supply chain, a surge in demand was seen in the final quarter of the year for PV modules. A new PV module shipment record of 11 GW was reached in the fourth quarter according to the IHS Solar Integrated Market Tracker.).
With the crisis unfolding at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, it is too soon to draw final conclusions. But watching the struggle to bring the site under control, we cannot help but wonder: What exactly is going on, and what lessons might be learned?
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