12. March 2015 · Comments Off on SunEdison sets goal to bring power to 20 million people by 2020 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

SunEdison has announced a plan to bring electricity to 20 million people in underserved world communities by 2020. The project will be conducted by SunEdison Social Innovations, a group whose mission is to help rural communities by developing business models and introducing new communities to help renewable energy sustainable.

via SunEdison sets goal to bring power to 20 million people by 2020 – FierceEnergy.

22. December 2014 · Comments Off on Internet of People, Not Things, Is Next Frontier · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The Internet of Things – all those connected objects and devices, and the vast data they produce – is giving way to the “Internet of People.” Big Data is allowing digitized humanity in the form of the growing network of predictive models describing what people have done, are doing, and are likely to do. Each of us is becoming a mathematical construct that others study to make better decisions about you. No one can yet model the way you think, but we are getting better and better predictions of how you will behave.

via Internet of People, Not Things, Is Next Frontier – Information Management Online Article.

09. December 2014 · Comments Off on A utility industry trend? PG&E and others adding EVs to service fleets · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Edison Electric Institute and other organizations have urged utilities to be role models for the adoption of electric vehicles, and at least some are responding. Many have said they are increasing their spending on electric fleet vehicles.

via A utility industry trend? PG&E and others adding EVs to service fleets – FierceEnergy.

30. October 2014 · Comments Off on The Internet of Things Will Change Your Company, Not Just Your Products · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

I have had a front row seat as companies have struggled to enter the emerging world of the Internet of Things — first, 10 years ago as a vice president at Ambient Devices, an MIT Media Lab spinoff that was a pioneer in commercializing IoT devices, and then as a consultant.

One of the biggest obstacles is that traditional functional departments often can’t meet the needs of IoT business models and have to evolve. Here are some of the challenges that I’ve observed:

via The Internet of Things Will Change Your Company, Not Just Your Products – Joey Fitts – Harvard Business Review.

18. September 2014 · Comments Off on NEC develops new energy storage business cases for the electricity ancillary services market · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

NEC Italia SpA, the smart energy competence center for the EMEA market and Ricerca Sistema Energetico SpA (RSE), a company with a solid national and international track record of electro-energy research, tomorrow will release details of a new study into the new ancillary service business models that will be enabled by the Non-Predictable Renewable Energy Sources (NPRES), coupled with Energy Storage Systems (ESS).

via NEC develops new energy storage business cases for the electricity ancillary services market | AltEnergyMag Press Release.

02. September 2014 · Comments Off on IoT: A brave new world · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

A technology industry analyst predicts 2014 to be the breakout year for wearable technology.

There’s a big takeup in wearables, with more and more people sporting wristpieces that measure their lifestyle or sports activities or are an extension of their smartphones.

Unlike earlier models, latter-day models are sleek and stylish. Google’s Glass has also been attracting media attention for quite a while now, just one of a number of smart eyeglasses.

via IoT: A brave new world – Tech Opinion | The Star Online.

08. August 2014 · Comments Off on Lithium Ion Batteries for Consumer Electric Vehicles To Surpass $24 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2023 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The electric vehicle (EV) market has been growing for many years. Beginning in the early 2000s, hybrid vehicles began to sell in significant numbers. In 2010, plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) began to come to market, closely followed in 2011 by battery electric vehicles (BEVs). However, because of the need to phase in what are significantly different vehicle programs to conventionally powered models, the availability of such vehicles has not been uniform across all regions. Currently, though, all major global markets are well-served with a variety of models from all major manufacturers.

EV sales are steadily increasing, although there is no indication that the prevalence of the internal combustion engine (ICE) will not continue a long way in the future. Conventionally powered vehicles are still the main business of all major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), which are continually investing in new ways to make these vehicles more efficient.

via Lithium Ion Batteries for Consumer Electric Vehicles To Surpass $24 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2023.

14. May 2014 · Comments Off on Electricity Grid Changes and Future Innovations · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The New York Public Service Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) report should be required reading for all electric utility executives.  As referenced in last week’s article, this document presents a well-structured framework to forge new utility business models and new electricity market models that leverage Smart Grid technologies, policies, and financial innovations.   It pivots the discussion from if US-based utility business models will change to when those changes will transpire, and identifies what arethe objectives of these changes.It also serves as a starting point for utilities everywhere to construct model transformation roadmaps with regulators and other important stakeholders.

via Electricity Grid Changes and Future Innovations | The Energy Collective.

05. May 2014 · Comments Off on U.S. EVs maturing, expanding · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In North America, plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales were estimated at just below 100,000 in 2013. This is according to Navigant Research who expects that number to grow rapidly over the next 10 years, as more models become available, the price premium for PEVs compared to conventional vehicles narrows, and charging infrastructure is deployed widely.

via U.S. EVs maturing, expanding – FierceEnergy.

01. May 2014 · Comments Off on U.S. EVs maturing, expanding · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In North America, plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales were estimated at just below 100,000 in 2013. This is according to Navigant Research who expects that number to grow rapidly over the next 10 years, as more models become available, the price premium for PEVs compared to conventional vehicles narrows, and charging infrastructure is deployed widely.

via U.S. EVs maturing, expanding – FierceEnergy.