04. September 2016 · Comments Off on VSP Global begins study of wearable technology  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

VSP Global, the Rancho Cordova-based maker of eyewear and provider of vision care services, has begun an academic study with the Center for Body Computing at the University of Southern California on wearable technology built into eyeglass frames.VSP’s research and development center in midtown Sacramento, called The Shop, began working on the high-tech glasses in 2014. By the spring of last year, it had about 26 VSP employees testing prototypes.

Source: VSP Global begins study of wearable technology – Sacramento Business Journal

23. April 2015 · Comments Off on Interview with Jason Anderson, president and CEO of Cleantech San Diego · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Energy Central’s Smart Cities initiative has given us the opportunity to highlight successes in collaboration between cities, cleantech organizations, vendors and utilities.  This edition of our Q&A series features the jewel of Southern California and Cleantech San Diego, President and CEO, Jason Anderson.

via Interview with Jason Anderson, president and CEO of Cleantech San Diego – Smart Cities Smart Cities.

15. July 2014 · Comments Off on San Diego Gas & Electric urges demand response · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Although San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) says it has adequate electricity supplies to meet regional energy needs this summer, it is also encouraging customer to utilize energy conservation and demand response which will be vital during heat waves or an unplanned power plant outage or transmission line emergency. With the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) permanently offline and the potential for summer heat waves or wildfires, Southern California may face another tight summer for electric resources.

via San Diego Gas & Electric urges demand response – FierceSmartGrid.

10. June 2014 · Comments Off on Hydrogen Fuel Finally Graduating From Lab to City Streets · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Once relegated to the realm of science projects, hydrogen fuel cells are starting to displace fossil fuels as a means of powering cars, homes and businesses.

On June 10, in the latest addition to mainstream fuel-cell use, Hyundai Motor Co. will begin deliveries of a consumer SUV in Southern California. The technology is already producing electricity for the grid in Connecticut. AT&T Inc. is using fuel cells to power server farms, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. uses hydrogen-powered fork lifts. Later this, summer FedEx Corp. will begin using hydrogen cargo tractors at its Memphis air hub.

via Hydrogen Fuel Finally Graduating From Lab to City Streets – Businessweek.

17. February 2014 · Comments Off on California’s Great SONGS Debate: Gas-Fired Power vs. Green Alternatives · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Down in Southern California, a battle over the state’s energy future has just been set in motion. At issue is the loss of the 2,200-megawatt San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station (SONGS) — and the debate over how much green energy can be relied on to replace it.

On Tuesday, the California Public Utilities Commission issued a proposed decision (PDF) that would require Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric to each procure between 500 megawatts and 700 megawatts of new energy capacity by 2022 to make up for the generation lost with the 30-year-old nuclear plant’s closure last year.

via California’s Great SONGS Debate: Gas-Fired Power vs. Green Alternatives : Greentech Media.