Smart Archive

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
14 Sep 2014

What the Apple Watch tells us about Apple’s smart home plans

The Apple Watch isn’t out until 2015, but already people are proposing it as an important element for controlling the smart home. I’m not so sure. What the Apple Watch tells us about Apple’s smart home plans
6 Sep 2014

Tado launches smart home feature borrowed from the industrial internet

What if your heater could tell you it was having problems before you needed to turn it on for the winter? Tado turns this into a reality and will even help you find a repairman. Tado launches
3 Sep 2014

Icontrol launches incubator, partnership with Indiegogo for smart home gadgets

The rush to woo the makers continues with Icontrol launching an incubator program for the smart home, plus a partnership with crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Icontrol launches incubator, partnership with Indiegogo for smart home gadgets originally published by