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Sun & Wind Provide 100% Of Mediterranean Island’s Power

The ECOreport reposts news from Tilos, Greece, where the sun & wind provide 100% of Mediterranean island’s power

Originally Posted on University of East Anglia News

Tilos, a tiny Greek island nestled between Kos and Rhodes, is at the vanguard of a renewable energy revolution thanks to an initiative by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of Applied Sciences in Piraeus that has just been recognised by two important EU Commission awards.

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Two Areas Where Silicon Joule Lead Batteries Outperform Lithium

The ECOreport interviews an advanced lead-based battery developer, two areas where Silicon Joule lead batteries outperform lithium.

By Roy L Hales

Gridtential raised another $6M in investments.  These funds will be used to target what CEO Chris Beekhuis described as the inevitable shift from 12V to 48V high-voltage systems in hybrid electric vehicles. Gridtential’s Silicon Joule battery uses an advanced lead-acid design with a silicon substrate for higher energy density, longer cycle life and deeper depth-of-discharge. He described two areas where Silicon Joule lead batteries outperform lithium.

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Coming Soon: Residential Demand Charges

Originally Published on RMI Outlet

By Matt Lehman

Demand charges for commercial and industrial customers have long been a part of the electric industry. Since utilities need to build infrastructure to meet both instantaneous and long-term requirements, the utility bill contains both an energy charge, which measures the amount of electricity a customer uses over time, and a demand charge, which measures how much power is used at any given point in time.

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