01. July 2017 · Comments Off on Cleantech Venture Capital: Home Sensors, Energy Islands, and Condo EV Charging · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Much of the technology pushing utilities to adopt two-way, interconnected management of their grids is coming from beyond the meter. While energy savings are the main driver for consumer adoption of distributed technologies, they’re not the only reason people make the choice.  Take the internet-of-things space, where companies are raising hundreds of millions of dollars to build out an infrastructure for managing a world populated by “smart” parking meters, dishwashers, televisions, webcams, doorknobs, and

Source: Cleantech Venture Capital: Home Sensors, Energy Islands, and Condo EV Charging | Greentech Media

03. April 2016 · Comments Off on Smart Grid Home Area Network (HAN) Market to 2019 – Global Market Size to Grow at a CAGR of 15.1% Till 2019 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smart Grid Home Area Network (HAN) is a network of energy management devices, consumer electronics, signal-controlled appliances, and applications within a home. It is the communication capability within a home. HAN specifications include Zigbee, HomePlug, Z-Wave, and Wireless M-Bus. Instead of a network of servers and computers, HAN connects devices that are capable of sending and receiving signals from a meter, in-home displays, and HEM applications. The global smart grid HAN market to grow at a CAGR of 15.1% over the period 2014-2019.

Source: Smart Grid Home Area Network (HAN) Market to 2019 – Global Market Size to Grow at a CAGR of 15.1% Till 2019 – Press Release – Digital Journal

18. March 2016 · Comments Off on Residential Solar Energy Storage Forecast: Big Growth · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The US Energy Storage Market for Residential Solar and Commercial Solar is poised to grow significantly over the next five years according to a recently published research report by GTM Research/ESA U.S. Energy Storage Monitor. Total US energy storage deployments grew 243% between 2014 to 2015; from 65 MW to 221 MW, and represents just the beginning of what is forecast to be a strong period of growth. Behind the meter storage (i.e. not a utility company) grew almost five times in the last four years (see chart).

Source: Residential Solar Energy Storage Forecast: Big Growth

28. January 2016 · Comments Off on Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Demand Response: A Boon To Smart Grid · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a decision of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that had vacated FERC Order 745. Well, that summary sounds pretty boring, doesn’t it?Except, if you live in the world of electricity, smart grids, batteries EVs, and energy efficiency, it’s not. In fact, it is pretty exciting. Because, at its heart, the ruling (Justices Thomas and Scalia dissenting, Alito abstaining) firmly establishes an economic equivalency between actions that take place on the customer side of the meter with those that take place in wholesale electric markets. Which means that suppliers of demand response, energy efficiency and different types of electric storage can feel much more confident in their economic future.

Source: Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Demand Response: A Boon To Smart Grid – Forbes

21. October 2015 · Comments Off on ESNA: Visionaries, pioneers in energy storage · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Energy Storage North America (ESNA) has announced the winners of its 2015 Innovation Awards, which recognize excellence in installed energy storage projects across the categories of centralized storage, distributed storage and mobility.California State University Fullerton. Credit: Arnold C {Buchanan-Hermit}/Wikimedia CommonsFor the second year in a row, Green Charge Networks won the 2015 ESNA Innovation Award — this year, for its 20 MWh California Schools and Utility Trust program, a scalable economic model serving the needs for both sides of the meter.

Source: ESNA: Visionaries, pioneers in energy storage – SmartGridNews