The drought that has gripped much of the western United States continues unabated across California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Long-term moderate drought conditions are now occurring in such disparate areas as Arizona, Georgia, and Connecticut. As dry conditions persist, Neptune Technology Group continues providing answers to counter the drought, including the latest in metering software applications.
A system for managing and storing energy, developed by EPFL’s Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory, has been inaugurated on the school’s campus. The system, which received extensive co-financing from the Canton of Vaud, is built around an industrial- capacity battery developed by Vaud-based company Leclanché. It is now connected to the Romande Energie-EPFL solar park and will be used to conduct real-world tests on the behavior of a power grid that is fed electricity from solar panels.