22. June 2016 · Comments Off on SunPower leads in more than just solar panels (hint: it’s in the water)  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Middle East, Caribbean, and Oceania account for 283 billion cubic meters of freshwater demand, and solar- and wave-powered desalination can be the low-cost solution, according to Lux Research. Desalination — converting sea water into fresh water — will grow at 8 percent annually to 140 million cubic meters daily in 2020, Lux predicts, reflecting soaring demand in some parts of the world and growing viability of renewable energy technologies.

Source: SunPower leads in more than just solar panels (hint: it’s in the water) – SmartGridNews

23. March 2016 · Comments Off on Global Smart Home Healthcare Market Expected to Grow With 38% CAGR During 2016 – 2022 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The global smart home healthcare market [https://www.psmarketresearch.com/market-analysis/smart-home-healthcare-market ] is expected to grow with a CAGR of 38% during 2016 – 2022. Among the various applications, the fall prevention and detection segment is expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period. The global smart home healthcare market is growing at a significant rate, due to growing demand for advanced smart home healthcare technologies, and growing geriatric population. In addition, the increasing demand of mobile health (mHealth) technologies, and increasing demand of personalized healthcare technologies are also driving the growth of the global smart home healthcare market.

Source: Global Smart Home Healthcare Market Expected to Grow With 38% CAGR During 2016 – 2022: P&S Market Research – MarketWatch

23. March 2016 · Comments Off on Importance of DR, efficiency to DSM growing · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Efficiency and demand response (DR) for managing energy are becoming increasingly important, as reflected in the Consortium for Energy Efficiency’s (CEE) annual report now in its 10th year. According to the report, total expenditures from all funding sources on gas and electric demand side management (DSM) programs in 2014 rose 9 percent over 2013 — to $8.7 billion – with year over year demonstrating a 7 percent increase. Further, ratepayers contributed $8.3 billion of that $8.7 billion. Other sources of funding included wholesale capacity market revenues, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and the Weatherization Assistance Program. RGGI accounted for 7 percent of program funding in participating states.

Source: Importance of DR, efficiency to DSM growing – SmartGridNews

17. March 2016 · Comments Off on Smart Microgrid Market to Receive Push from Rural Electrification Programs in APAC · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The recent years have seen the demand for smart microgrids surge to unprecedented levels. This spike in demand is attributable to the growing share of renewable energy in the global energy matrix. According to a latest research report by Transparency Market Research, the global smart microgrid market is firmly on the course to steady growth owing to the aforementioned factors. North America stands as the largest market in the world for smart microgrids. Within North America, it is the United States that has been at the forefront of the smart microgrid market thanks to several institutes such as universities, hospitals, and data centers installing smart microgrids. Rural electrification programs in countries such as China, India and Malaysia will lead to a spike in the demand for smart microgrid installations in these regional markets, the report predicts.

Source: Smart Microgrid Market to Receive Push from Rural Electrification Programs in APAC

02. February 2016 · Comments Off on ?Jeff Kagan: Is Chief IoT Officer Next? · Categories: News · Tags: ,

A Chief IoT Officer may be next executive placement for every company going forward. The Internet of Things or IoT is growing and spreading so rapidly it is difficult for companies to stay ahead of the demand curve. At this pace, going forward most every company will have a Chief IoT officer. The problem is that today, there are very few top level candidates. This is a position most companies and executives will have to grow into. This is a great opportunity for those in senior management. This is also an

Source: ?Jeff Kagan: Is Chief IoT Officer Next? | Equities.com

22. January 2016 · Comments Off on How Powervault’s home energy storage system could boost UK’s embattled solar industry  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Power storage technologies are often touted as the Holy Grail for delivering the clean energy system required if the UK is to truly decarbonise its economy. But they are not, perhaps, something you’d think of putting in your home.However, home energy storage provider Powervault is now showing how a small investment by British householders can both save on their electricity bills and help to alleviate demand on overburdened grids.

Source: How Powervault’s home energy storage system could boost UK’s embattled solar industry – 15 Jan 2016 – Feature from BusinessGreen

14. December 2015 · Comments Off on Smart cities to boost IoT demand by 39% in 2016 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The accelerated penetration of smart city technologies will drive up demand for Internet of Things (IoT) devices to 1.6 billion units next year, up 39 percent from this year, an international IT industry research firm said Friday.Gartner also expects that smart homes will exceed smart commercial buildings in terms of IoT device demand by 2018.”Smart commercial buildings will be the highest user of (IoT) until 2017, after which smart homes will take the lead with just over 1 billion connected things in 2018,” said Gartner Research Vice President Bettina Tratz-Ryan.

Source: Smart cities to boost IoT demand by 39% in 2016

02. December 2015 · Comments Off on Why adding mesh to Bluetooth Smart will transform the Smart Home market · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Ever since the Jetsons conjured up a smart home utopia 60 years ago there has been hype around devices that can make our home lives easier. Today that hype is beginning to turn into consumer support with research recently commissioned by Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) showing that almost half (46%) of consumers believe smart home devices will become mainstream within five years. However, while consumer demand is strong there are still a number of obstacles that need to be overcome before these systems become common place in our homes.

Source: Why adding mesh to Bluetooth Smart will transform the Smart Home market – M2M Now – News and expert opinions on the M2M industry, machine to machine magazine

23. November 2015 · Comments Off on SAP to Fortify IoT Security with Multiple Partnership Deals · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Enterprise application software provider SAP SE (SAP – Analyst Report) has announced multiple partnerships with premium Internet of Things (IoT) security companies for developing state-of-the-art end-to-end security solutions. Powered by the SAP HANA Cloud platform, these high-end security solutions are expected to witness rapid traction with rising demand from business enterprises.

Source: SAP to Fortify IoT Security with Multiple Partnership Deals – November 19, 2015 – Zacks.com

11. November 2015 · Comments Off on Storage Advance May Boost Solar Thermal Energy Potential · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Engineers at Oregon State University have identified a new approach for the storage of concentrated solar thermal energy, to reduce its cost and make it more practical for wider use.The advance is based on a new innovation with thermochemical storage, in which chemical transformation is used in repeated cycles to hold heat, use it to drive turbines, and then be re-heated to continue the cycle. Most commonly this might be done over a 24-hour period, with variable levels of solar-powered electricity available at any time of day, as dictated by demand.The findings have been published in ChemSusChem, a professional journal covering sustainable chemistry. The work was supported by the SunShot Initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy, and done in collaboration with researchers at the University of Florida.

Source: Storage Advance May Boost Solar Thermal Energy Potential