Crowdsourcing Green Innovation – The GE Ecomagination Challenge

GE announced a $200 million effort in crowdsourcing green innovation, the GE Ecomagination Challenge.  Running for ten weeks from July 13 through September 30, 2010, it is an open call for “breakthrough ideas to create a cleaner, more efficient and economically viable grid, and (to) accelerate the adoption of smart grid technologies” http://challenge.ecomagination.com/ct/a.bix?c=ideas.

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Evolving Energy Storage

Energy Storage has come to be referred to by superlatives such as “missing link”, “holy grail” and “game changer”, especially for two evolving and interrelated markets: the smart grid and electric vehicles.  Certainly the right combination of technology, product configuration and price can have an enabling and potentially disruptive impact in both sectors.

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Smarter Grid

The electric grid can be thought of as the largest man-made machine.  Quite literally (glossing over certain technicalities in definition and interconnection), it can be seen as a single, integrated “device” that stretches from coast to coast (and beyond if you include underwater cables in some areas).  To do that, and to supply electricity to millions . . . → Read More: Smarter Grid