Technology Buzz – October 2017

Welcome to the October Technology Buzz! First, for the sake of Halloween, we’ll look at an experiment that generates electricity from human tears. Then, because electric cars are expected to play integral part in distributed energy resource networks, we’ll examine the factors swirling around recent developments in the electric car market and how coming changes that seemed so far away are really just right around the corner. READ MORE

Technology Buzz September, 2017

Technology Buzz September, 2017 | Direct Energy Blog

Welcome to the Tech Buzz for September! While the news has been busy reporting on the ravages of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, there’s been some other dire energy news stories that largely went unnoticed — the threat of hackers infiltrating the nation’s power grids and recent powerful geomagnetic storms caused by our own sun. As a consolation, some better news is on the horizon about those flammable cellphone batteries. READ MORE

How to Care for Your Home’s Gas Systems After a Flood

How to Care for Your Home’s Gas Systems After a Flood | Direct Energy Blog

Dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane, tropical storm or storm surge often means coping with flooded roads, homes and communities. If your home has flooded after a storm, starting the recovery and rebuilding process can seem overwhelming. Dealing with your insurance company, removing all the flooring, drywall and sheetrock, deciding what to repair and what to replace –  the entire process can be a daunting and emotional one. READ MORE

Technology Buzz, July 2017

Technology Buzz, July 2017 | Direct Energy Blog

Welcome to July’s edition of the Technology Buzz! This month, we’ll peruse recent developments that turn windows into smart windows.  And seeing as it’s beach season and time for building sand castles, we’ll delve into the perils facing off-shore wind installations and what researchers are learning about them. READ MORE

What’s the Weather? Summertime Weather Update

What's the Weather? Summertime Weather Update | Direct Energy Blog

Possibly the biggest factor affecting your electric bill is the weather. It not only directly influences how much you use to heat or cool your home but also affects the demand, supply, and ultimately the price of energy on the wholesale markets. In our What’s the Weather? series, we’ll track weather forecasts and events to see how they impact your energy bills and how that information can help you save. READ MORE

How to Prepare for a Flood

How to Prepare for a Flood | Direct Energy

A flood is nothing to trifle with. High waters can create an astonishing amount of damage. At the same time, it comes with great risk to people’s safety — more so than even the most placid surface would indicate. That’s why it’s important to arm yourself with information and be prepared to keep yourself and your family safe in any flooding event. READ MORE