28. June 2017 · Comments Off on Home Automation Products to Add $1.8 Billion in Incremental Sales · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Home automation products are set to add $1.8 billion in new consumer electronics sales through 2018 reports Allison Halliday of Realty Biz News. The forecast comes from The Future of Tech report from global information company, The NPD Group, which predicts a 74% growth in this category from 2016 to 2018 which will be driven by sales of monitoring and security projects as well as growth in power and sensors.

Source: Home Automation Products to Add $1.8 Billion in Incremental Sales – RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News | Builder Magazine

16. March 2017 · Comments Off on US Navy Wades In With Another Pitch For Low Cost Renewable Energy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Trump Administration is no friend to renewable energy, but it seems that the US Department of Defense has other ideas. The Air Force is forging ahead with solar projects in California and New Jersey, and now the Navy is giving itself a big pat on the back for helping to develop a new device for harvesting ambient energy from rivers, tides, and ocean currents.The Navy seems particularly excited about the potential for providing remote villages in Alaska with relief from the high cost of diesel fuel for

Source: US Navy Wades In With Another Pitch For Low Cost Renewable Energy | CleanTechnica

18. July 2016 · Comments Off on 8 out of 10 IoT projects fail even before they are launched · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

8 out of 10 IoT projects fail even before they are launched. The startling piece of statistic will make any IT leader shudder with trepidation. And it takes on an even more alarming dimension when viewed against another significant piece of statistic. A recent survey by research agency Gartner reveals that 43% of organizations are using or plan to implement the Internet of Things in 2016. IoT projects are sprouting like mushrooms after the fresh spring rain. But will these projects go down the rabbit hole? “Yes,” says Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner. “8 out of 10 IoT projects fail even before they are launched,” he proclaims.

Source: 8 out of 10 IoT projects fail even before they are launched | ET CIO

13. July 2016 · Comments Off on Upgrading the US power grid for the 21st century · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The US Department of Energy has announced $220m in funding for projects from a host of national laboratories to help upgrade the country’s power grid over the next three years. What work needs to be done to make the grid ’cleaner, more productive and more secure’, and what are the implications for the integration of more grid-connected renewable energy projects in the future?

Source: Upgrading the US power grid for the 21st century – Power Technology

10. April 2016 · Comments Off on Utility contracts San Diego’s largest energy storage project · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) has entered into a contract for a new 20-megawatt (MW) energy storage facility that will be capable of storing enough electricity to power 28,000 homes for up to four hours, as well as a separate contract for 18.5 MW of energy efficiency projects with the goal of launching measures to help customers’ reduce energy usage in local buildings related to heating and air conditioning, refrigeration, lighting, and other commercial features.

Source: Utility contracts San Diego’s largest energy storage project – SmartGridNews