Today in Cleantech

Don’t stagnate, integrate!  If our nation’s creaky power grid is to modernize, it’s going to have to make it easier for renewable energy sources to hop on board.  The U.S. Department of Energy agrees and it just awarded nearly $12 million to firms that are streamlining the way solar arrays connect to electrical grids.  One novel approach is Petra Solar’s SunWave, a solar integration setup that mounts on utility poles and feeds directly into the grid.