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The grid of the future

The outlet in your living room doesn't know a lot—yet. Unaware of whether they are drawing power from wind, solar, gas, or coal plants, the electrical lines that bring us power in many ways still resemble ...

Sep 16, 2013 4.5 / 5 (8) 4 | with audio podcast

Using fluctuating wind power

Incorporating wind power into existing power grids is challenging because fluctuating wind speed and direction means turbines generate power inconsistently. Coupled with customers' varying power demand, many ...

Mar 25, 2013 3.5 / 5 (6) 8 | with audio podcast