The networking vendor is claiming an industry first with the encrypted version of its 100G Metro technology, which aims to handle large, fast-flowing amounts of data with as much security as it can muster.
A young startup is building a business around installing solar panels and batteries. Innovation in the energy industry isn’t just about new technologies, it’s about new business models, too.
The secure communications firm will bring in default replacements for widely-used encryption standards that came out of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). However, at least one security expert thinks this may be “a trifle of an overreaction.”
California is set to become a large energy storage market, and that has prompted bankers to figure out whether they could make money from it. Wells Fargo plans to get answers from its own pilot project.
The Federal Regulatory Energy Commission recently passed a new rule for frequency regulation to support emerging technologies that can provide quick bursts of power to the grid. We break down what this new rule means and who will benefit.
It was roughly a year ago when the California Energy Commission approved nine solar farms all within a few months in order to make sure those projects could qualify for a federal program that subsidizes 30 percent of their costs. Where are they now?
Only 72 percent of China’s wind-power sources are connected to its grid — meaning there’s a good deal of wind turbines that are spinning that aren’t providing usable clean power. Battery maker A123 Systems hopes its first deal in China can help with that problem.
What’s going on with a 709 MW solar project planned for the Imperial Valley in Southern California? We just learned from San Diego Gas & Electric’s spokesman, Art Larson, that the utility canceled its contract to buy power from the project.
Power company AES is in the process of scaling up its lithium-ion grid battery projects to a commercial size, and by the third quarter of this year, plans to start operating a 32-MW project in conjunction with grid operator PJM in West Virginia.
The Electric Power Research Institute has released a report that lays out energy storage technology options, benefits, performance and costs and how the different technologies play a role in everything from managing the electric grid to managing home energy use.