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Kinetic Energy Harvesting Lighting the Way for Urban Planning

Jan 06, 2017
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Energy

With kinetic energy harvesting and wearable devices, researchers have created a system capable of detecting a user’s transportation mode to inform urban planning.

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Making the Smart Grid “Green” is All about Reducing the Black Hole of Big Data Energy Use

Nov 22, 2016
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Energy

The smart grid is not as green as it seems. Researchers spent several years coming up with a six-plane approach on how to boost big data’s energy profile for an overall more efficient grid flow.

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Are Smart Buildings Delivering on Their Promise to Reduce Energy Consumption?

Jul 25, 2016
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Energy

Research shows smart buildings may not be limiting their energy consumption as much as they should. But a new IoT application could get them back on track.

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GreenNet Promises “Greener” IoT with Energy-Saving Wireless Sensor Nodes

May 09, 2016
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Communications

A proposed network of wireless sensor nodes called GreenNet uses sleep mode and photovoltaic technology to reduce energy footprint, leading to “greener” IoT infrastructure.

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New Wind-Forecasting Algorithm Could Mean Cost-Savings for Power Companies

Mar 25, 2016
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Energy

Energy companies may now have a stronger case to invest in wind power thanks to this key algorithm development that improves its reliability.

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An Energetic Link: Using Network Science to Measure a Power Grid’s Robustness

Dec 31, 2015
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Energy

Network science is applied to the power grid to quantitatively measure – and increase – its robustness against faults.