Dreaming and doing are far apart. Here’s three potential problems — from environmental containment to economics to infrastructure — for mining natural gas from the sea in Japan.
There’s at least three lessons we can learn about the future of grid architecture, and next-gen lighting from the Superbowl blackout.
Swiss power giant ABB plans to acquire wireless mesh networking company Tropos Networks, the companies announced on Friday.
Pike Research predicts that the market for building energy management systems will grow from $1.9 billion in 2011 to $6 billion in 2020 and there will be 10 trends that shape this growing market over the next decade,
In the emerging vision for the smart city of tomorrow, we often hear about next gen smart grids, smarter buildings and smart transportation systems. But we hear much less about smart water systems and the need to develop more efficient approaches to water as a resource.
One day, electric car batteries will be used as energy storage for the grid. But that day will be pretty far in the future. According to a report from Pike Research, only about 100,000 electric cars will have this so-called vehicle-to-grid, or V2G, capability by 2017.
Clean is as clean does when it comes to cloud computing and green data centers. Much has been said about how cloud computing boosts energy efficiency as data centers move off old tech and into the cloud. But there’s more to being green than energy use.
The market for smart grid data analytics — software and services that can mine data and provide intelligence for smart grid vendors, utilities and consumers — could reach a cumulative $11.3 billion between 2011 to 2015, according to Pike Research.
As energy management becomes decentralized, there’s a great opportunity for apps to help direct the flow. At Green:Net, three experts discussed how the responsibility for managing the smart grid will fall on the utilities, but the process will bring trading-floor approaches down to the consumer level.
There’s cash in the smart grid for telcos — close to $5 billion by 2016, according to a report out this morning from Pike Research, and most of that revenue opportunity will go to wireless operators such as AT&T and Verizon.
Pike Research digs into some of the complexities of its Cloud Computing Energy Efficiency report in a bit more detail.
The analysts at Pike Research came out with a report this morning that claims that the adoption of cloud computing will lead to a 38 percent reduction in worldwide data center energy use by 2020. I’d like to respectfully disagree with such a simplistic finding.
Just what the nascent plug-in vehicle market needs: A rockstar’s plug-in car catches on fire. Neil Young’s famous LincVolt plug-in car — a 1959 Lincoln Continental converted to electric — caught on fire after what looks to be an untested bit of the charging infrastructure sparked.
Ener1 has a $40 million deal to supply Russia’s Federal Grid Company (FGC) with batteries to back up the grid for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Over the next five years green data center gear will grow from a relatively niche market into almost a third of the overall data center market, according to Pike Research.
The power grid is so dumb that a decades-old networking technology, which has disappeared from pretty much all other industries and has 8,000 times less bandwidth of current average networks, is still one of the most common choices for digitally connecting parts of the power grid.
When there’s no power grid in sight, cellular network operators turn to expensive and dirty diesel generators. But according to a report this morning, 4.5 percent of the world’s cellular base stations will run off of solar and wind by 2014, up from 0.11 percent in 2010.
Korea famously invested in its national broadband infrastructure and vaulted itself into a position as a world leader for mobile, Internet and consumer electronics innovation. Can the country do the same for the smart grid? It will certainly be spending the money to try.
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