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When Energy Storage Joins the Blockchain the Entire Energy Community Benefits

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Answering the call for increasing energy self-reliance, a grassroots electricity-sharing model is emerging. “Community microgrids,” comprising community-owned or subscribed solar PV and other renewable energy sources, offer participants and surrounding consumers the security of energy resilience in times of grid failure and protection from energy price increases driven by volatile energy markets. They also give energy producers/consumers (aka “prosumers”) more control over the renewable energy they generate.

Shifting to a Digital Grid Forces System-Wide Grid Modernization

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We are at the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, defined by its velocity and volume, scope and scale, and systems impact. The foundation of this new era is squarely built upon the success of the "digital grid." The first three revolutions—defined by the introduction of steam and mechanization, electricity and computing, respectively—all had profound societal impacts, but they lacked the exponential rate of technological breakthroughs and complexity that define the fourth.

Texas Water Development Board Recognizes Innovative Water Solutions in San Antonio

Providing an innovative solution to develop and conserve water supplies in the state of Texas
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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) highlighted the Tetra Tech-supported H2Oaks Center, a project to develop and sustain water supplies in San Antonio, on its website. Population and industrial growth, combined with three years of drought, exhausted the water supply available to many Texas communities and increased the need for innovative solutions to support long-term needs.

Sam Schmidt to Take on Mario Andretti at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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LONG BEACH, CA, April 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Former INDYCAR drivers Sam Schmidt and Mario Andretti announced today they will go head to head in a race next month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports co-owner and Indianapolis 500 legend will race semi-autonomous cars on the circuit’s 2.439-mile permanent road course on May 13 ahead of the INDYCAR Grand Prix.

3D Printing Gets Fashionable

How Danit Peleg revolutionized the fashion industry with 3D-printing technology.
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Danit Peleg | Fashion Designer 

This Q&A is derived from Part 2 of a five-part white paper series called Routes to the Future, in which we explore the innovations, challenges and opportunities in a new era of possibilities.

Today’s shopper expects seamlessness and efficiency — and new technologies are helping retailers deliver on these expectations in new ways.

Consumers Energy Encourages Robotics in Local Schools

The Bart Hawley Show Features Consumers Energy Foundation Monique Wells, Stem & Robotics Director
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Consumers Energy is sponsoring the upcoming statewide high school robotics championship this month at Saginaw Valley State University. On Monday, Monique Wells appeared on JTV-TV (Jackson) with guest host Carolyn Bloodworth to talk about the Company’s support for STEM and robotics

Arrow Electronics Wins “Innovation of the Year” Award for Second Consecutive Year at Lean & Six Sigma World Conference

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For the second year in a row, Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) walked away with “Innovation of the Year” honors in March at the Lean & Six Sigma World Conference, the leading conference on business process improvement.

Arrow Electronics’ SAM Car Ranked Top Car Innovation of 2016

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ The Semi-autonomous Motorcar, or SAM Car, that Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) built for a former racecar driver paralyzed from the neck down, was named the best car innovation of 2016 by Business Insider.

Four New Solar Plants to Deliver Clean, Cost-Effective Energy for Florida

Black & Veatch providing EPC project services for Florida Power & Light renewable expansion program
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch has been selected to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services on four solar energy projects for Florida Power & Light (FPL). The plants are part of an extensive renewable energy program designed to help deliver additional electric supplies to meet increasing population and business growth in the region.

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