19. June 2017 · Comments Off on Honeywell providing three utilities with smart grid services · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Honeywell will provide three power providers in the United States with managed smart grid services that offer a simpler way to manage technical smart grid networks, and enable improved electricity service and reliability for their customers. The Honeywell subscription services offer an alternative for smaller utilities, which typically have fewer IT resources, that choose not to own and manage their own advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) software. Managing AMI software is a resource-intensive task that many smaller utilities often struggle to accommodate.

Source: Honeywell providing three utilities with smart grid services – Electric Light & Power

21. April 2016 · Comments Off on New report shares details about the Home Automation Kits Industry · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The United States Home Automation Kits Industry 2016 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Home Automation Kits industry.The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Home Automation Kits market analysis is provided for the United States markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status.Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and Bill of Materials cost structures are also analyzed. This report also states import/export consumption, supply and demand Figures, cost, price, revenue and gross margins.

Source: New report shares details about the Home Automation Kits Industry

01. March 2016 · Comments Off on U.S. wind bigger business than America’s favorite pastime · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Building new wind farms in the United States has added $13 billion a year, on average, to the American economy over the past five years — more than the annual revenue generated by Major League Baseball each year, according to new information from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Beyond Major League Baseball, wind’s average annual project investment in the U.S. over the last five years is also the same as the annual revenue generated by the National Football League, AWEA notes.

Source: U.S. wind bigger business than America’s favorite pastime – SmartGridNews

18. February 2016 · Comments Off on Largest U.S. co-op installs largest solar project to date (with more planned) · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Johnson City, Texas, home of Pedernales Electric Cooperative — the largest distribution electric cooperative in the United States, serving more than 271,000 meters in an 8,100-square-mile service area – is about to become home to the largest solar energy system in the utility’s territory. Created in 2000 to develop world class technology solutions for the home building industry, Austin-based Builder Homesite Inc. (BHI) is working with Revolve Solar, a commercial and residential solar contractor, to make this a reality with the installation of the 194 kW rooftop solar power project.

Source: Largest U.S. co-op installs largest solar project to date (with more planned) – SmartGridNews

08. January 2016 · Comments Off on Consumer Electronics Show 2016: A List of Innovations to Expect at The Upcoming Show!  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Consumer Electronics Show or the CES is an international electronics and technology trade show which brings together renowned companies and industry professionals under one roof.The show is held every year in the month of January at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The show is organized by Consumer Electronics Association and it was inaugurated back in June 1967.With 2015 coming to an end, time is nearing for another edition of the immensely popular CES. Here is a short list of what to expect from the upcoming edition of CES which is the CES 2016.

Source: Consumer Electronics Show 2016: A List of Innovations to Expect at The Upcoming Show! | Day Herald

17. December 2015 · Comments Off on 2015 set to go down in solar history · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Could 2015 be the United States solar market’s best year in history? A new report shows that is shaping up to be — with record-breaking fourth quarter projections. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association, the U.S. installed 1,361 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the third quarter of the 2015, marking the eighth consecutive quarter in which the U.S. has installed more than a gigawatt (GW) of PV capacity.

Source: 2015 set to go down in solar history – SmartGridNews

17. November 2015 · Comments Off on PV premium: More reason consumers will go solar  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

What could make solar PV, the growth of which is already soaring in the U.S. residential home market, even more popular? The value it adds to the home itself. In 2014, the number of home PV systems in the United States totaled more than half a million. Photovoltaics currently add value to homes, according to a new report led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a home appraisal expert that studied six markets.

Source: PV premium: More reason consumers will go solar – SmartGridNews

19. October 2015 · Comments Off on Is California’s Latest Move the Next Opportunity for the Internet of Things? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

New opportunities for the Internet of Things, or IoT, are growing exponentially. Don’t believe it? Just think of how many times you’ve recently heard the word “smart” to describe a new product. But that’s not the only area where you’ll find the IoT gaining traction. Applications for it are growing in the energy sector as well. California sees the value of developing “smart” solutions. The Golden State, with the SunSpec Alliance, recently launched a $4 million project to “investigate the application of interoperable smart inverters, solar PV, and storage to enhance grid stability and enable higher penetration of Distributed Energy Resources.” The study is a vital step in meeting the state mandate of requiring all new solar and battery projects to incorporate smart inverters starting in 2016. Updating the power grid infrastructure has been a long-neglected concern across the nation. In 2013, the World Economic Forum released its Global Competitiveness Report, emphasizing the importance of a reliable power grid — one that provides “electricity supplies that are free from interruptions and shortages so that businesses and factories can work unimpeded.” According the report, the United States ranked 30th among 148 global economies.

Source: Is California’s Latest Move the Next Opportunity for the Internet of Things? — The Motley Fool

14. October 2015 · Comments Off on Electric Vehicle Geographic Forecasts  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

To date, North America is the strongest market for light duty (LD) plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), with more than 133,000 sold in 2014. Overall, the United States is expected to be the largest market throughout the forecast period, with annual PEV sales in 2024 exceeding 860,000 in the conservative scenario and 1.2 million in the aggressive. Annual sales in Canada, which is about 1 year behind the United States in terms of vehicle availability, are expected to reach over 74,000 PEVs in the conservative scenario and over 91,000 in the aggressive by 2024.

Source: » Electric Vehicle Geographic Forecasts Navigant Research

07. October 2015 · Comments Off on A New Look at Smart Homes: Nest Weave to Make Your Home Less Technologically ‘Dumb’  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Almost every home in the United States now has a Smart Home Technology. It can be in their appliances, security devices, or thermostats. The nation’s foremost trusted thermostat brand has taken a new look on Smart Homes, and they’re promising to make your Smart Homes “less dumb.”

Source: A New Look at Smart Homes: Nest Weave to Make Your Home Less Technologically ‘Dumb’ : News : Realty Today