01. April 2016 · Comments Off on ecobee and SunPower Launch Program Helping Homeowners to Take Control of Electricity Costs · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

ecobee Inc., maker of the first Wi-Fi-smart thermostat, is teaming up with SunPower, one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable energy companies, to help homeowners in California and New York take greater control of their electricity costs. Participating consumers can receive clean, solar electricity from SunPower at prices competitive with traditional sources, while ensuring that energy is efficiently used in the home with ecobee’s smart thermostat. As part of the pilot program, SunPower is offering ecobee owners a $500 mail-in rebate with the installation of a high efficiency SunPower solar energy system.

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20. January 2016 · Comments Off on WestRock, T+ink to debut IoT retail fixtures · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

WestRock and T+ink will be introducing smart shelves and smart pegs to the retail industry during the US National Retail Federation’s ‘BIG Show’ this week in New York.Using Intel’s Quark processors for IoT, the smart fixtures are equipped with printed electronic sensors that can report on stock levels in real-time and help measure sales velocity, identify low and out-of-stock items, and reduce theft.

Source: WestRock, T+ink to debut IoT retail fixtures – Products – IoT Hub

29. December 2015 · Comments Off on GE Global Research awarded grant for ‘smart grid’ technology  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

General Electric Co.’s Global Research division located near Schenectady, New York, has received a $3.9 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to develop electrical grid improvements.The grant comes from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy agency as part of its new Network Optimized Distributed Energy Systems program.

Source: GE Global Research awarded grant for ‘smart grid’ technology – Albany Business Review

06. November 2015 · Comments Off on New York Prepares for Millions of Smart Meters Under REV  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Regulators in New York recently released guidance for the state’s electric utilities’ distributed system implementation plans, which are due next June.One of the items that utilities will have to address is the need for advanced metering infrastructure to meet the goals of New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision. REV calls for the elimination of electric peaks, greater distributed generation, and more consumer participation in energy markets, and requires utilities to enable those transactions.

Source: New York Prepares for Millions of Smart Meters Under REV | Greentech Media

30. September 2015 · Comments Off on Business is Ready for “Reforming the Energy Vision” in New York · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The seventh annual Climate Week NYC has kicked off, and it’s invigorating to reflect on the progress to date since last September when over 400,000 activists demanded bold climate action at the People’s Climate March. During the last year, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has continued to observe and nourish the growing appetite among America’s business community to move together on carbon reduction. This movement should not be understated, especially as New York regulators continue to move forward with the “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV) proceeding.

Source: Business is Ready for “Reforming the Energy Vision” in New York