16. March 2017 · Comments Off on US Navy Wades In With Another Pitch For Low Cost Renewable Energy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Trump Administration is no friend to renewable energy, but it seems that the US Department of Defense has other ideas. The Air Force is forging ahead with solar projects in California and New Jersey, and now the Navy is giving itself a big pat on the back for helping to develop a new device for harvesting ambient energy from rivers, tides, and ocean currents.The Navy seems particularly excited about the potential for providing remote villages in Alaska with relief from the high cost of diesel fuel for

Source: US Navy Wades In With Another Pitch For Low Cost Renewable Energy | CleanTechnica

08. April 2016 · Comments Off on Hawaiian Electric says smartgrid for Oahu, Maui, Big Island to cost $340M · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Hawaiian Electric Co. is proposing to install smart grid technology for more than 455,000 customers on Oahu, the Big Island, Maui, Lanai and Molokai that will cost about $340 million to implement, the Honolulu-based utility said this week.The project includes installing a wireless communication network, smart meters and technology that will upgrade the existing electric grid to more automated and energy efficient.

Source: Hawaiian Electric says smartgrid for Oahu, Maui, Big Island to cost $340M – Pacific Business News

02. April 2016 · Comments Off on CeBIT Keynoter Focuses on Securing the ‘Things’ in IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In July 2015, two cyber security researchers demonstrated to a reporter at WIRED magazine how they could remotely control a Jeep Cherokee after having hacked the onboard entertainment systems to gain control of the vehicle. The wireless “zero-day exploit” led Chrysler to recall 1.4 million vehicles to update their security systems, at considerable cost to the Chrysler bottom line and a collective scary bother to its customers.

Source: CeBIT Keynoter Focuses on Securing the ‘Things’ in IoT

30. March 2016 · Comments Off on EVCA: Pacific Gas and Electric proposal could use a makeover  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Electric Vehicle Charging Association (EVCA), a coalition of electric vehicle charging organizations and companies, is coming down hard on Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) for a recently submitted proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). According to EVCA, the $654 million proposal to build 25,100 electric vehicle charging stations in PG&E territory asks for too broad a control over EV charging that will cost ratepayers, inhibit innovation, and limit customer choice. The CPUC has shut down the proposal.

Source: EVCA: Pacific Gas and Electric proposal could use a makeover – SmartGridNews

25. January 2016 · Comments Off on DOE awards $18 million for solar-plus-storage projects · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Solar plus storage got a big boost this week with $18 million in SunShot Initiative grants from the Department of Energy.While SunShot is striding briskly toward its goal of getting the cost of installed rooftop solar down to $1 per watt or 6 cents per kilowatt hour, the DOE is taking it one step farther now. Its new SHINES program, short for Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV, has a price target of 14 cents per kilowatt hour. That’s for fully integrated solar and storage solutions.

Source: DOE awards $18 million for solar-plus-storage projects