The term "smart grid" refers to a conventional power grid with a layer of digital technology applied on top of it to monitor and control electrical transmission and distribution. Two-way digital communications equipment allows granular control of nodes on the grid, such as consumer appliances, to save energy, boost efficiency and increase reliability.
An emerging market for solar cells integrated into rooftops, windows and other building facades could provide a new source of revenue for the solar and building industries.
4 | December 27, 2012 1:16pm |
Forging recorded conversations just got harder, as power grids can be used by the police to detect fake and doctored audio.
2 | December 18, 2012 3:42am |
With mind-controlled limbs, people who have lost the use of limbs now have more hope of independence.
December 17, 2012 10:09am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about smart grid implementation and worries.
December 13, 2012 12:46am |
Transporting energy long distances has one big problem: It loses energy. But a new invention could solve that -- and give renewable energy a boost.
12 | December 12, 2012 3:00am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about smart meter installation.
2 | December 7, 2012 12:58am |
Some 6.2 million smart meters have been installed in Texas. Now, the state's Public Utility Commission may allow folks to opt out of using them in the wake of opposition.
1 | December 6, 2012 8:47am |
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, "resilient" is seen as the new green by a budding architectural movement, says SmartPlanet columnist C.C. Sullivan.
5 | December 5, 2012 4:06am |
Japan is looking to develop smart city technology for energy security and profit.
December 4, 2012 8:41am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about electric vehicle battery technology.
3 | November 29, 2012 1:26am |
Residents in the U.S. state of Texas see bigger electricity bills, adverse health effects and government intrusion in an ongoing deployment of smart meters.
November 28, 2012 9:11am |
Days after the World Bank urges immediate action against catastrophic global warming, solar/wind organization Desertec notes that the lender has funded $12 billion of fossil fuel projects.
8 | November 22, 2012 4:55am |
Scientific American released its list of 10 world-changing ideas, which include civilian uses for drones, popping pills to prevent Alzheimer's and genome sequencing for fetuses.
5 | November 18, 2012 9:38pm |
Building a smarter city rests on a solid business plan. But drafting a viable one is trickier than you might expect.
November 12, 2012 12:17pm |
Ready-to-build ideas for Staten Island, New York's hurricane-battered borough.
10 | November 7, 2012 3:52am |
Broadband is benefiting from what textile mills left behind, and what natural gas companies have discovered.
November 7, 2012 3:10am |
A novel block-shaped interactive gaming system connects the best of old and new.
1 | November 5, 2012 5:44am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about smart cities.
November 2, 2012 2:27am |
From 2012-2015, North America will add more than 400,000 megawatts of renewable energy capacity.
1 | November 1, 2012 2:45pm |
As the child of refugee parents in Germany, Van Bo Le-Mentzel always walked to the beat of a different drum. As an adult, he's rethinking everything.
1 | November 1, 2012 1:11pm |