13. July 2017 · Comments Off on Renewable energy no longer a niche to institutional investors  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Institutional investors remain eager to put money to work on renewable energy projects even as U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to revive their chief competitor: coal, financial executives said at a conference this week.”Five or six years ago, funds weren’t specifically targeting renewable investment; today it’s a key component of infrastructure investment,” said David Giordano, managing director and head of North American, Latin American and Asia Pacific investments at BlackRock, on the sidelines of the Renewable Energy Finance Forum in New York.

Source: Renewable energy no longer a niche to institutional investors – Business Insider

11. June 2016 · Comments Off on Homes with smart thermostats in N. America, EU up 81%  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The number of North American and European homes with a smart thermostat grew by 81 percent to 5.8 million in 2015, according to a new research report from Berg Insight. The North American market recorded a 78 percent growth in the installed base of smart thermostats to 4.5 million. In Europe, the total number of homes with a smart thermostat grew by 90 percent year-on-year to reach 1.4 million.

Source: Homes with smart thermostats in N. America, EU up 81% – Telecompaper

09. June 2016 · Comments Off on You wait months for a smart thermostats report and then several arrive together, just like London buses? | TelecomTV · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

New research from Berg Insight of Gothenburg, in Sweden, shows that the number of homes in North American and Europe now equipped with smart thermostats is rising rapidly. Overall the sector grew by 81 per cent over the course of 2015 with uptake in North America increasing by 78 per cent and in Europe by 90 per cent year-on-year.They are impressive figures but it has to be a said that they begin from a very, very low user base. The reality is that at the moment North America has a mere 4.5 million smart thermostats deployed while Europe has just 1.4 million. All in all some 5.8 million smart thermostats are in use and that’s a miniscule number given the size of the two huge markets.Nonetheless, the smart home market is on the move and Berg Insight’s forecast is that that the number of homes in Europe and North America with smart thermostats will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 54.5 per cent over the next five years to reach an installed base of 51.1 million by 2020.Unsurprisingly Berg expects North America to remain the biggest market and has calculated that 32.2 million homes there will have smart thermostats by 2020 while Europe will have 18.9 million of them.

Source: You wait months for a smart thermostats report and then several arrive together, just like London buses | TelecomTV

15. December 2015 · Comments Off on Silver Spring Networks Introduces International Wireless IPv6 Network Service for the Internet of Things · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Silver Spring Networks recently announced Starfish, an international wireless IPv6 network service for the Internet of Things. Building on the company’s footprint of 22 million connected devices for IoT networks on five continents, Starfish is designed to enable commercial enterprises, cities, utilities, and developers to access a reliable, secure, and scalable IoT network service with service level agreements (SLAs) that meet their needs. Starfish will first be available in the North American cities of Chicago, San Antonio, and San Jose; the European cities of Bristol, Copenhagen, and Glasgow; and in Calcutta, India. Silver Spring intends to expand Starfish’s IoT service coverage across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand throughout 2016 and beyond.

Source: Silver Spring Networks Introduces International Wireless IPv6 Network Service for the Internet of Things

03. July 2015 · Comments Off on SemaConnect Congratulates California Utilities for Planned Build-Out of Electric Vehicle Charging Networks · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In a statement issued today, SemaConnect, the leading provider of electric vehicle amenities to the North American property market, congratulated California utilities Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric for their intent to expedite the deployment of charging station infrastructure within their service areas.  At the same time, the charging station leader urged the state’s regulatory agency to support this much-needed boost to electric vehicle deployment.

Source: SemaConnect Congratulates California Utilities for Planned Build-Out of Electric Vehicle Charging Networks, Urges… — WASHINGTON, June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —