In the coming years, North America will continue to be a leader in smart energy. That’s according to a new report from Pike Research that says from 2012-2015 North America will add more than 400,000 megawatts of renewable energy capacity, the most of any region in the world. via Which region will lead the world Continue reading →
NIE 13.1 tests systems in austere tactical environments to gain knowledge of soldier usage of energy efficient equipment that increases self-sustaining ability of the war-fighter. Power generation will always be a struggle in the Army because loads, amperages, and redundant power sources keep us working to find better solutions for energy. All the new equipment Continue reading →
Honeywell International Inc. (HON), a U.S. maker of thermostats and electronic controls, cut peak power use in buildings by as much as 36 percent during a U.K. trial of “smart” energy-saving equipment in a network run by SSE Plc. (SSE) via Honeywell’s U.K. ‘Smart Energy’ Trial Cuts Peak Power Use by 36% – Businessweek.
Freescale Semiconductor has announced the Kinetis KW01 wireless microcontroller (MCU) suitable for wirelessly networked smart energy applications. Several protocols are emerging worldwide for outdoor and indoor smart energy networks that need robust communication and low power consumption. The Kinetis KW01 wireless MCU addresses their requirements with a high-performance radio capable of up to 600 Kbps Continue reading →
Europe’s Best Energy Conference award-winner, the Smart Grid Summit, is returning for its fourth year to the Maritim Pro-Arte Hotel Berlin, in Germany. The Smart Grid Summit 2013 will gather 200+ smart grid professionals from across the world to network, discuss and debate the latest developments and technology advancements in the fast-paced world of smart Continue reading →
Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which manufactures high-reliability analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) has commenced volume shipments of several medium to high-power ZigBee front-end solutions for smart meters, home automation, security sensors and gateway applications. “Skyworks is delighted to be offering best-in-class ZigBee front-end solutions that are enabling exciting consumer applications such a home Continue reading →
The medial Smart Energy euphoria has not reached the German utilities: Only twelve percent of managers believe that half of German households have in five years on smart meters. 2010, there were still 51 percent of the energy decision makers from it. First, there is a lack of regulatory framework and communication standards, on the Continue reading →
Envisioning all that could come from Binghamton University’s Smart Energy initiative takes a bit of imagination, but not as much as you’d think. Much of the work is already going on, but just needs to cluster together to produce innovation efficiently. Bahgat Sammakia, the university’s vice president for research, can take you on a tour Continue reading →
ENERGY Minister Arlene Foster has announced that local consumers will save money and be more energy efficient when electricity smart meters are installed in homes across Northern Ireland by 2020. via Local households to get smart energy meters – Community – Larne Times.
Telit Wireless (News – Alert) Solutions, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and value-added services, has just achieved Zigbee PRO and Smart Energy software certification for its software stack. The certification indicates Telit stack is fully compliant to specifications from the ZigBee Alliance, one of the industry’s leading standards bodies for wireless short range devices. ZigBee Alliance Continue reading →
Governor Andrew Cuomo has accepted the 2020 application for Binghamton University approving the development of a Smart Energy Research and Development Facility worth $70 million. via Gov. Cuomo approves smart energy facility – YNN, Your News Now.
Silver Spring Networks says it has integrated a new faulted circuit indicator into its standards-based smart energy platform. The new distribution automation (DA) solution provides utilities with real-time, location-aware intelligence on the integrity of their distribution lines, according to the company. via Renew Grid: Silver Spring Networks Adds Grid Sensor For Distribution Automation.
The stated purpose of the Millennium Project, which has inspired State of the Future 2012, is “to improve humanity’s prospects for building a better future”. I interpret “better future” to mean an ecologically sustainable and socially just future. To achieve this, we must challenge the three drivers of unsustainable development on a finite planet – Continue reading →
Silver Spring Networks, a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, today announced that it has open sourced its award-winning smart energy education program, known as A Smart Energy Future, to educators, parents and students worldwide. Leveraging the open Curriki platform, Silver Spring’s energy curriculum – one of the first comprehensive educational Continue reading →
The smart energy paradigm is gaining traction worldwide, opening a window of opportunity for transformation. A number of convergent market drivers are leading to expanded availability and increasing revenue opportunities across the smart energy continuum. These drivers include the rising costs of maintaining the current energy system as well as regulatory and policy initiatives in Continue reading →
Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is expanding its Kinetis microcontroller (MCU) portfolio with the industry’s first wireless solution built on the ARM® Cortex™-M4 processor for smart energy, smart metering and building control applications. Freescale’s new generation of Kinetis wireless solutions brings together performance and security in a scalable ZigBee® platform, allowing designers to optimize solutions to Continue reading →
Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-technology batteries for industry, is at All-Energy 2012 in Aberdeen to present its broad portfolio of smart lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery systems developed to offer the ideal storage solution across the entire energy supply chain. Visitors to Booth B131 will be able to see how Saft’s Li-ion technology Continue reading →
American homes are getting smarter, at least when it comes to using energy, a consumer research firm reports. By 2020, some 60 percent of homes in the United States will have some type of smart energy management system, according to estimates from the firm, Parks Associates. Still, adoption has been slower than some companies had Continue reading →
Allure Energy, Inc. is pleased to announce a smart energy pilot with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD™). The Allure Home Energy Management System™ is fully automated and privacy protected. Featuring Allure Energy’s Patented Proximity Control Technology™, the system works with an iPhone™ app, called Allure Mobile, that senses how far you are from home Continue reading →
The latest plans to transform New York’s four public university centers into top national research facilities and high-technology job producers were released Wednesday in a proposal for a “smart energy” research facility at the University at Binghamton. Already gaining a national reputation in academics and higher visibility in Division I sports, Binghamton University wants to lead Continue reading →