Artificial intelligence

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Inside Nvidia’s efforts to spread AI across the grid

Marc Spieler, head of Nvidia’s energy industry practice, explains the company’s strategy to make artificial intelligence useful to utilities.

2024 trends, part 2: ESG, carbon certifications, curtailment, and AI

Our second installment with Nat Bullard about the biggest trends in climate tech.

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How AI-curious utilities can accelerate adoption of the new tech

Scaling AI will require responsibly expanding its use — moving from crawl to sprint.

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Salesforce's take on how to make AI more energy efficient

The software company has its eye on open source models and modular algorithms.

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Feb 14, 2024
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Google is getting in on mapping methane via satellite

The tech giant is partnering with the Environmental Defense Fund on MethaneSAT — and the satellite’s long-awaited launch is imminent.

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Feb 14, 2024
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Camus Energy expands Series A to help utilities chart load growth

AI for grid planning just got another another lift from venture capital.

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Feb 13, 2024
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Grid edge

How one New England utility is planning for an EV influx

The Vermont Electric Cooperative is hoping AI can help it save millions on grid expansions in the next decade.

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Data center experts on energy use for AI: 'Calm the heck down'

AI is causing a spike in energy demand. But there's still plenty of room for improvements in data center design and tweaks to AI models.

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Jan 31, 2024
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AiDash’s $50 million raise underscores its vegetation management versatility

Investors say the startup is poised for immense profitability with its AI-backed tech.

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Jan 24, 2024
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AI is already advancing new materials for solar, batteries, fuel cells, and EVs

‘Without AI, we're stuck in first, and we need to be driving a Ferrari top speed.’

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Why Husk Power believes AI is key to electrifying rural communities

The world’s biggest minigrid developer said it won’t be able to scale up in Africa without artificial intelligence.

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Jan 10, 2024
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Armed with AI, Microsoft found a new battery material in just two weeks

And what they found has the potential to lower how much lithium solid-state batteries require.

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Solar

What’s going on with Heliogen?

The company is hoping artificial intelligence can redeem solar thermal in U.S. markets.

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STORAGE

Could AI-powered defect detection boost battery manufacturing?

Inside Liminal's goal of giving the EV industry a boost with ultrasound and machine learning.

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Can AI alleviate the critical minerals crunch?

There’s money in the looming materials bottleneck for climatetech.