Texas Moves to Foster Solar Power
Apr 23, 2009 by

“The Texas state legislature is expected to soon approve one of the largest subsidy programs for solar-power in the U.S.

“Long a leader in oil and natural gas-based energy, Texas embraced wind power years ago and generates more electricity from wind than any other state. Building on that, the state senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved $500 million over five years for a rebate program to encourage solar-power installations, while a senate committee advanced a bill that would mandate a roughly 60% increase in electricity derived from renewable sources other than wind.”

Full article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124042738382344591.html

Zenergy to develop ‘Smart Grid’ device for Con Edison
Apr 20, 2009 by

“Superconductor specialist Zenergy Power said on Monday it had been contracted by Con Edison to build and test a “Smart Grid” device to improve the stability and reliability of New York City’s electrical system.

“The equipment, known as a Fault Current Limiter (FCL), instantly detects and absorbs spikes in power that, left unmanaged, could damage electrical equipment or trigger power outages.”

Full article: http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssUtilitiesElectric/idUSBNG43277720090420

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