Denmark is one of the more progressive countries in the world where renewable energy is concerned. They've already partnered with Better Place and Nissan to build a charging infrastructure in support of widespread adoption of electric vehicles. They currently meet 20% of their energy needs with wind. Now the Danes will tie those two concepts together with a "vehicle-to-grid" experiment. Denmark's wind turbines could provide 40% of their required power, if not for nature's unpredictability. If all of the turbines were operational at all times, strong winds could overload the electricity grid...
Malta and IBM Announce Smart Grid Plans
One small island nation off the coast of Italy is about to become the test case for countrywide smart-grid technology. Malta and IBM have agreed on a plan to digitize the country's electrical grid and water system. In a place with over 1700 vehicles per square mile, climate change is a very...Robert Scardino