23. June 2015 · Comments Off on Intersolar announces the best in solar in North America · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The finalists for the 2015 Intersolar Award for solar projects in North America have been revealed. Now in its eighth year, the award “promotes the industry’s power to innovate. The Intersolar Award for solar in North American recognizes landmark projects that exemplify a high degree of technological innovation, uniqueness, economic feasibility and benefit to the environment and society. Selected by an independent committee of industry experts and trade press, the finalists represent a wide array of outstanding installations or products used in a project.

Source: Intersolar announces the best in solar in North America – FierceEnergy

27. May 2015 · Comments Off on Annual Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales in North America Are Expected to Exceed 1.1 Million by 2024 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the North American market for light duty plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), including detailed geographic forecasts of PEV sales by U.S. state, metropolitan statistical area (MSA), Canadian province, Canadian city, and selected U.S. utility service area.“Automaker adoption of PEV technologies as adaptations for existing model lines is growing significantly, and these technologies are being placed into larger vehicle segments such as sport utility vehicles (SUVs), trucks, and minivans”With more than 133,000 PEVs sold in 2014, North America is currently the world’s strongest market for these vehicles. While regional sales are concentrated in California, where both state incentives and a mandatory Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Program drive PEV penetration, the market is expected to continue to grow in other states and Canada. Click to tweet: According to a new report from Navigant Research, North American PEV sales are expected to exceed 1.1 million annually by 2024.

Source: Annual Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales in North America Are Expected to Exceed 1.1 Million by 2024, According to Navigant Research | Business Wire

22. January 2015 · Comments Off on Icontrol To Certify Lowe’s Iris Home-Automation Devices · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Icontrol Networks, whose home-automation platform is used by North American cable-TV providers, will begin early this year to certify many Lowe’s Iris smart-home devices for interoperability with Icontrol-powered home-automation systems.

Lowe’s will also help consumers determine product capability by featuring the OpenHome brand mark online and in stores. An in-aisle electronic display will also help customers sort products by OpenHome device compatibility and the service providers they work with. Consumers can also use the co-branded OpenHome website to research compatible products.

via Icontrol To Certify Lowe’s Iris Home-Automation Devices | http://www.twice.com.

11. September 2014 · Comments Off on The Smart Utility’s Guide To Choosing A Smart Meter · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

As utilities take steps to modernize the grid, choosing smart meters that ensure accurate, reliable, safe and secure collection of data while also protecting reputations, technology investments and the environment will be key.

Not all smart meters are created equal, and because metering products, marketplace requirements and best practices vary widely around the world, making the best metering choices can be difficult. This article focuses on North American utilities (the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean) and aims to help them answer one all-important question: “Which meter is best for me?”

via Renew Grid: Content / Up Front / The Smart Utility’s Guide To Choosing A Smart Meter.

14. July 2014 · Comments Off on Smart grid wins: new transmission projects and a major solar farm at Indy 500 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Scan the smart grid wins roundup below for news about new transmission projects for ABB and Alstom Grid, an impressive new solar farm at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, grants for Washington energy storage projects and and an award for Sensus.

PROJECTS AND DEVELOPMENTS

ABB has won an order worth approximately $400 million from NSP Maritime Link Inc., a subsidiary of Emera Inc., to supply a high-voltage direct current power transmission solution creating the first electricity link between the island of Newfoundland and the North American power grid. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2014. Read more >>

via Smart Grid: Smart grid wins: new transmission projects and a major solar farm at Indy 500.