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.
At the REFF--Wall Street forum in New York City, cleantech experts discussed the state of the industry and outlined seven renewable energy targets for 2020.
1 | July 1, 2010 6:30am |
A crime prevention police unit taps high-tech tools to reduce the crime rate in East Orange, New Jersey.
3 | June 30, 2010 5:09pm |
The X Prize Foundation announced a $10 million prize for their oil spill challenge. From Kevin Costner's machine to oil eating bacteria, many ideas have been floating around.
5 | June 29, 2010 11:04am |
Utilities, consumers, and businesses take note: Cisco has its laser sights on the smart grid, and it's coming to a display panel near you.
June 29, 2010 8:30am |
Honeywell Building Solutions is orchestrating more than $100 million worth of similar projects funded with ARRA money.
June 29, 2010 5:45am |
Lithium-ion battery maker Boston-Power raised $60 million in funding. The investment will help it scale its products that store energy for plug-in electric cars and the smart grid.
June 28, 2010 7:09am |
General Motors intends to redefine transportation with the electric vehicle. Here are eight ways smart cities can help, according to Britta Gross, GM's infrastructure chief.
5 | June 25, 2010 6:46am |
The company said that Cisco CEO John Chambers met with Russia president Dmitry Medvedev to go over "collaborative initiatives."
June 23, 2010 1:34pm |
Will charging all our electric cars overload the grid? What is Best Buy doing building charging stations? And why do we need to keep an eye on EV progress in China?
11 | June 23, 2010 2:00am |
Ever wonder how wind power works, start to finish? A new infographic from Column Five Media explains...well, everything.
3 | June 15, 2010 5:59pm |
Architects increasingly turn to design tools to test theories in cyberspace prior to construction
June 15, 2010 6:35am |
Will Afghanistan's newly found minerals provide new prosperity to the country or give it another reason for war?
19 | June 14, 2010 9:01am |
The home of the future will be an intelligently-managed environment that harvests energy, manages systems and controls use to fit our lives.
June 12, 2010 10:55am |
Nokero's new "solar light bulb" promises to light up areas of the world without access to the power grid.
9 | June 9, 2010 9:01pm |
Planning and designing is already underway at Babcock Ranch, Florida, the first fully sustainable city in the United States.
1 | June 7, 2010 9:26am |
Can a sensor partnership and better tracking software make the Internet of things a reality?
June 7, 2010 5:23am |
Siemens VP of sustainability Alison Taylor says sound environmental policy is in business' interest -- and a price for carbon is the place to start.
2 | June 6, 2010 7:33pm |
Songdo, a green sustainable city being built from scratch in South Korea, will be a grand telepresence experiment. How will residents interact when telepresence systems are installed in every home...
5 | June 3, 2010 2:21am |
The huge food and beverage company finds a new water source for four of its potato chip factories. How? Their secret is in the spud.
2 | June 2, 2010 4:00am |
We're all going to be on it one day, and securing it is a work in progress
2 | May 28, 2010 11:30am |