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

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