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  • Tendril’s Zero-Data Analytics: No Utility Bills Required

    23 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: Jeff St. John

    Tendril Networks has gone through a lot of changes in its decade in the home energy management business. But amidst its faltering as a provider of energy dashboards and displays, and its reinvention as a software and data analytics provider, it's almost always…
  • New Jersey Begins the Process of Deploying Grid-Scale Energy Storage

    23 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Eric Wesoff

    Grid-scale energy storage is slowly moving from its pilot-program phase to its early commercialization phase. And the slow road to commercialization at U.S. utilities comes in the form of requests for quotation and solicitations like the one just issued by the…
  • Utilities and Clean Energy Advocates Find Common Ground on Distributed Generation

    23 October 2014, 10:43 am by: Julia Pyper

    It may come as a surprise to some, but David Owens, executive VP of the Edison Electric Institute, and Ralph Cavanagh, co-director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s energy program, seem to have a lot in common.…
  • Hanergy Aims MiaSole’s Flexible PV at Rooftops and Alta’s Cells at Drones

    23 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Eric Wesoff

    In 2012, China's Hanergy, the owner of gigawatts' worth of hydropower, wind and solar assets, acquired MiaSolé, a technologically accomplished, CIGS thin-film solar firm. The reported sales price was $30 million, according to documents obtained by the San…
  • Lessons From Germany: Can the US Succeed With Its Own Energiewende?

    22 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Katrina Prutzman

    Germany has put itself on the world map in the past decade as an early adopter of energy generation from renewable sources. In 2013, 25% of the country’s energy came from renewable sources -- the highest percentage in the world. By 2050, as part of the…
  • Avi-on Launches the Bluetooth-Connected Light Switch

    22 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Jeff St. John

    Here are two ideas for making home automation a lot cheaper and simpler than it is today. First, replace the ubiquitous wireless hub device, the most expensive part of any automation package, with your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. Second, replace the light…
  • Itron Extends Its Grid Edge Smarts to End Loads

    22 October 2014, 9:30 am by: Jeff St. John

    Itron has taken the next logical step in its push to embed computing power and analytics capabilities in the devices that make up the smart grid -- by moving beyond the grid itself and into the devices that use its power.…
  • A Promising Solution for Energy Efficiency and Customer Engagement

    22 October 2014, 6:00 am by: Sponsored Content

    Factors including regulators’ requests for higher energy efficiency, the urgent need for peak demand management, and the increased costs of customer services all suggest that utilities need to redefine their mix of products and services. …
  • Panasonic Teams Up With Powertree Services to Build Solar-Storage EV Chargers

    22 October 2014, 1:19 am by: Julia Pyper

    Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company announced this week it's partnering with Powertree Services Inc. to build out 68 electric-vehicle charging stations combined with solar systems and battery storage at multi-unit residences in San Francisco.…
  • If You Could Build a Solar-Friendly Grid From Scratch, How Would You Do it?

    21 October 2014, 11:31 pm by: Stephen Lacey

    The 20th-century electric grid is an extraordinary feat of engineering that has been a core driver of economic progress in developed countries. But it's finally starting to show its limitations in the 21st century.…

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