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

28. June 2016 · Comments Off on The sweep of the Internet of Things, garbage cans and all  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Who could imagine being wowed by a garbage can? In our age of technological whiz-bang, not much floors us anymore. But I confess, I couldn’t stop thinking about the lowly garbage can.Embedded with smart sensors, it alerts city workers when it’s ready to be emptied, which slashes fuel costs and avoids unnecessary garbage pickups. That may not sound so impressive — at least compared to driverless cars or sending regular folk into space — but when the dumbest of items gains intelligence, we need to pay attention.

Source: The sweep of the Internet of Things, garbage cans and all | TechCrunch

22. January 2016 · Comments Off on 3 Top Internet of Things Companies You Can’t Afford to Miss · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The Internet of Things (or IoT) can be a particularly precarious place to invest. The IoT is still in early stages, which leaves plenty of room for volatility. But despite this, IoT’s potential is too massive to ignore. Cisco estimates that by 2020, there will be 50 billion things connected to the Internet, everything from cows to computers. All of those connections have the potential to fuel a lot of growth in the coming years, from established tech companies and IoT pure plays alike. But jumping into IoT stocks can feel more like a leap of faith than a sound investing decision. To help you determine which stocks have the best IoT potential, here are three companies that are making big strides right now and could have huge payoffs later.

Source: 3 Top Internet of Things Companies You Can’t Afford to Miss — The Motley Fool

14. January 2016 · Comments Off on Ford Smart Cars Meet Smart Homes! · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

From the comfort of your living room, are you in the group that can watch people on HGTV fix up their house all day long without leaving the couch?Ford says, “Ford is exploring linking smart devices like Amazon Echo and Wink to its vehicles to allow consumers to control lights, thermostats, security systems and other features of their homes from their car, and to stop, start, lock, unlock and check their vehicle’s fuel range from the comforts of their couch.”

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12. January 2016 · Comments Off on Forget Smart Meters, Here’s Some Smart Grid Technology That’s Changing How We Use Energy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Talk of smart grid technology often revolves around how homeowners can reduce their utility bills by implementing smart meters on their homes. But focusing on such technology limits the understanding of how true technological innovations are transforming, and protecting, smart grids across the world. For instance, fuel cell technology in India is changing how the country uses back up generators and, as a result, how it will keep tens of thousands of cellular towers running amid the country’s pervasive blackouts.

Source: Forget Smart Meters, Here’s Some Smart Grid Technology That’s Changing How We Use Energy — The Motley Fool