Smart Archive

14 Dec 2014

Panasonic “Smart Town” In Japan Centered Around Solar Energy & Storage

A new experimental “smart town” based especially around the technologies of solar energy and battery storage is being developed in Japan by Panasonic Corporation (along with other public and private partners), based on recent reports. The new
8 Dec 2014

Consumer concerns for the smart home

The majority of U.S. consumers cite cost and privacy issues as the main inhibitors to adopting smart-home technology systems. Gigaom Search
2 Dec 2014

Foresight Renewable Solutions selects Imergy’s batteries for US smart grid project

Foresight Renewable Solutions has selected Imergy Power Systems’ ESP30 series vanadium-based flow batteries for a smart microgrid project in the US. CTBR – News
12 Nov 2014

Small German Town Becomes Smart Grid Testing Ground

Originally published on Rocky Mountain Institute. By Laurie Guevara-​Stone A small German town in southern Bavaria is participating in an interesting experiment proving that a high-renewables future is viable. Wildpoldsried (pop. 2,600) currently produces 500 percent more
28 Oct 2014

Wärtsilä to supply 50MW smart power generation plant to Hawaiian Electric

Finland-based Wärtsilä has secured a contract to supply a 50MW smart power generation plant to Hawaiian Electric Company on the Oahu island. CTBR – News
27 Oct 2014

SmartThings adds Windows Phone support for its smart home hub

SmartThings, the smart home software and hub maker has launched a Windows phone app to control its services. This joins the existing iOS and Android apps and should help reassure those… Gigaom Search
17 Oct 2014

Smart Cities Are Driving Fundamental Changes In Energy Landscape

In news that will surprise absolutely nobody, cities the world over are experiencing massive pressures to keep up with the times — policy and the public are pressuring for changes to economic, environmental, social, and technological issues.
21 Sep 2014

Smart USA Provides Yo Powered Car Rides in Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

We’ve talked a little bit about the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive in recent weeks. Mostly, it was about how I sold my Camaro and purchased one. They’re back in your newsfeed because Smart USA has launched a
21 Sep 2014

Taming The Smart Grid Beast

Taming the Smart Grid beast: SGIP sorts out the new grid puzzle of solar, wind, distributed energy, vehicle-to-grid, and energy storage Taming The Smart Grid Beast was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join
16 Sep 2014

Ecobee may have the killer app for the smart home and thoughts on wearables

I’ve traded by two $ 70 thermostats for $ 500 worth of thermostats, and I’m not yet sure it has been worth it. This week we welcome Ecobee’s co-CEO and discuss Apple’s watch. Gigaom Search