29. August 2016 · Comments Off on Grid-scale battery storage not yet ‘panacea’ for Australia renewables  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A senior solar energy researcher from the University of Queensland has questioned the role of grid-scale battery storage as the “missing link” of Australia’s shift to renewables, and suggested that much more research needs to be done if the technology is to be rolled out successfully. Professor Paul Meredith – who is the head of solar at UQ, and oversees the University’s world-leading research project, the Gatton PV Pilot Plant, which is being conducted in conjunction with First Solar – says that while the technology is available, adding grid-scale battery storage to the NEM will be highly complex, and just one part of the future grid puzzle.

Source: Grid-scale battery storage not yet ‘panacea’ for Australia renewables : Renew Economy

26. June 2016 · Comments Off on Marvell Launches Advanced Suite of IoT Application Processors for Home Automation, Industrial, and · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), a world leader in storage, cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity and multimedia semiconductor solutions, today launched a highly optimized suite of IoT application processors for home automation, industrial, and wearable applications. Purpose-built as part of Marvell’s IoT Application Processor (IAP) family of products, the IAP220 System-on-Chip (SoC) enables the low-power and high-performance computing necessary for many IoT products, and features an ARM® Cortex®-A7 dual core processor.

Source: Marvell Launches Advanced Suite of IoT Application Processors for Home Automation, Industrial, and

05. May 2016 · Comments Off on How IoT security can benefit from machine learning  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Computers and mobile devices running rich operating systems have a plethora of security solutions and encryption protocols that can protect them against the multitude of threats they face as soon as they become connected to the Internet. Such is not the case with IoT.Of the billions of IoT devices presently in use, a considerable percentage are sporting low-end processing power and storage capacity and don’t have the capability to become extended with security solutions. Yet they are connected to the Internet, nonetheless, which is an extremely hostile environment.

Source: How IoT security can benefit from machine learning | TechCrunch

04. May 2016 · Comments Off on Minimizing Electric Bills with Smart Homes, Solar, and Storage · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In a previous article, I discussed ways in which the smart grid and smart home technology could impact a customer’s electric service and utility bill. At the end of that article I promised to “do the math” and provide a few examples, so here it is. I examine several possible scenarios, including different rate plans, load shifting via smart appliances, and the addition of solar panels and on-site energy storage. Yeah, my spreadsheet has been busy this week!

Source: Minimizing Electric Bills with Smart Homes, Solar, and Storage > ENGINEERING.com

01. February 2016 · Comments Off on Solar plus storage defining renewable energy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The success of solar plus storage is defining the growth potential of renewable energy. Solar plus storage is a key necessity for solar to overcome limitations like intermittency and the lack of power after dark.In fact, Lux Research predicts that distributed storage for solar systems will be worth $8 billion in 2026, as solar combines with storage to continue its remarkable growth.

Source: Solar plus storage defining renewable energy – SmartGridNews