Tag Results for Edison (13)

  1. Storing Solar Energy: A great idea caught on contested ground

    Combining solar power systems with energy storage promises cost-savings and value enhancements achievable for both technologies, but in key states utilities' protection of their bottom lines is getting in the way

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  2. SmartGrid Leader's Preemptive Strike At Patent Gamesters

    U.S. patent law provides no shortage of pitfalls for innovators -- a story Spectrum has tracked closely over the years (for a recent roundup see Keeping Score in the IP Game). Electric power utility Southern California Edison (SCE) -- one of the leaders in the development of smart metering -- isn't waiting for trouble. To ensure that IP shenanigans can't freeze innovation in smart metering, SCE decided to file a sort of defensive patent claim on behalf of the entire industry. Paul De Martini, SCE's VP for Advanced Technologies and one of the 'inventors' on the claim, explained the …

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