17. February 2016 · Comments Off on Getting ahead of the wave: Hawaii’s renewables transformation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Driven by market forces and evolving customer demands, Hawaii has, in a relatively short time, integrated a significant amount of distributed renewables. To better understand the renewable transformation currently underway in Hawaii, the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and energy consulting firm ScottMadden Inc. led a group of international energy industry executives to explore the state’s renewable energy market through face-to-face meetings with thought leaders and decision makers — including the Hawaiian electric utility, transmission and renewable energy industries; government, trade, and industry associations; and market experts — who are adapting to the state’s dynamic and challenging environment.

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15. January 2016 · Comments Off on Utility of the Future: A unique, all-hands-on effort · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

As more electricity providers enter the energy market, the way consumers obtain electricity is becoming more decentralized — and more disjointed. In an effort to get all stakeholders on the same page, the Powering Tomorrow Initiative has released Phase Two of its Powering Tomorrow report, which defines industry structures and regulatory packages that accommodate a growing number of market participants, while securing the vitality of existing utilities and a fair playing field for new market entrants.

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25. November 2015 · Comments Off on Silicon Labs (SLAB) Announces Acquisition of Telegesis · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) announced the acquisition of Telegesis, a leading supplier of wireless mesh networking modules based on Silicon Labs’ market-leading ZigBee® technology. A privately held company founded in 1998 and based near London, Telegesis has established itself as a ZigBee expert with strong momentum in the smart energy market, providing ZigBee module solutions to many of the world’s top smart metering manufacturers.

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18. August 2015 · Comments Off on New Energy Department Reports Highlight Trends of Growing U.S. Wind Energy Industry · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

According to two reports released recently by the U.S. Energy Department, the country’s wind energy industry continued growing at an impressive rate in 2014. With rapidly increasing wind energy generation, fast-growing demand, and steadily decreasing wind energy prices — the lowest ever seen in the United States — the U.S. wind energy market remains strong.”With declining costs and continued technological development, these reports demonstrate that wind power is a reliable source of clean, renewable energy for American homes and businesses,” said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. “Through continued investments and the help of stable policies, we’re confident that wind power will keep playing a major role in creating jobs and shaping America’s clean energy future.”

Source: New Energy Department Reports Highlight Trends of Growing U.S. Wind Energy Industry

14. August 2015 · Comments Off on GreentechLead | South America growing market for smart grid infrastructure · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

South America is poised to become a key market for smart grid infrastructure in a decade, a report says.Electricity theft, lack of reliability of the grid and operational inefficiencies are constant threats before the energy market in South America. By some estimates, about 9 percent of electricity produced in South America is stolen. In specific territories this may exceed 30 percent. According to a report published by Northeast Group, utilities in South America have started investing in large-scale smart grid projects to remedy these ills plaguing the sector.

Source: GreentechLead | South America growing market for smart grid infrastructure