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.
Microsoft Hohm will help you understand the energy consumption of your home. But will it help the smart grid? Project lead Troy Batterberry says yes.
1 | May 28, 2010 4:33am |
We're not ready for that.
30 | May 27, 2010 9:07am |
Chevron has kicked off Project Brightfield, a test of seven next-generation solar energy technologies in Bakersfield, California.
2 | May 26, 2010 7:19am |
Cisco launched its Connected Grid portfolio. Ciscoâ€™s idea is to offer routers and switches that can deliver electric power to businesses and homes will better managing energy usage.
1 | May 25, 2010 7:43am |
In a report, PricewaterhouseCoopers said utilities are trying to build alliances, define business cases and keep project costs under control. It's also unclear whether consumers will go for smart...
5 | May 25, 2010 6:07am |
Data center managers become building planners as they look for ways to fit more processing and storage into smaller spaces.
May 24, 2010 5:00am |
Pick the low-hanging fruit first. You can computerize the local grid later. Simple coordination will do for now. Then invest the profits.
May 21, 2010 9:11am |
Robert Dopp today announced a breakthrough electrolyzer that can produce hydrogen at less than the current cost of gasoline.
26 | May 18, 2010 6:07am |
According to eMeter CEO Gary Bloom, the growth of the smart grid echoes the Internet boom of the 1990s -- and efforts to scale face similar pitfalls as the dot-com era.
May 12, 2010 3:26am |
Clean energy and the current older stuff have a common foe: NIMBY (not in my back yard) and you have to wonder how it all plays out as the U.S. tries to diversify its power sources.
10 | May 11, 2010 5:03am |
Solar technologies respond to Moore's Law because solar panels are made using the same technology as computer chips. Carbon energy only benefits from the mass production economics of the last century.
5 | May 7, 2010 12:33pm |
Honeywell says it will acquire Akuacom, a U.S. firm that specializes in automated demand response technology and services for the smart grid.
May 7, 2010 8:47am |
Germany is on a path to leapfrog the U.S. to dominate the cleantech industry. Here's how.
4 | May 6, 2010 5:55am |
Muskegon, Mich.-based WindTronics is preparing to roll out its clever Honeywell Wind Turbine, which can begin generating power in wind speeds as low as two miles per hour.
14 | May 4, 2010 3:13am |
New report raises concerns over long-term investments in U.S. water infrastructure.
May 3, 2010 7:44am |
Cavet Technologies' LumiSmart intelligent lighting controller promises to reduce the power consumption of fluorescent lighting systems in business and industrial applications.
1 | May 3, 2010 6:32am |
MIT Technology Review picks its 10 most important emerging technologies. Yours truly assesses the list, and bids farewell to SmartPlanet.
1 | April 30, 2010 12:45pm |
How green is thy IT company? Cisco, Ericcson, IBM and HP top Greenpeace's newest list out today.
1 | April 29, 2010 11:32am |
At the Nordic Green conference in Menlo Park, Calif., Mark Duvall, director of the Electric Power Research Institute, talks to Sven Thesen of Better Place about the economic model associated with...
April 29, 2010 9:42am
In the second installment of The Green Polymath, Vinnie Mirchandani reviews the Kleiner Perkins cleantech portfolio and shows how a successful infotech firm is moving into the green space.
April 28, 2010 9:23am |