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.
In an effort to educate Americans about the potential of the smart grid, Siemens last week kicked off a six-city interactive roadshow dubbed the "Smart Grid Tour."
April 26, 2010 8:30am |
General Electric and Nissan have teamed up to build the smart infrastructure needed to power plug-in electric vehicles.
4 | April 26, 2010 7:16am |
Smart meters will increasingly be in the middle of home area networking, according to a report by Pike Research.
5 | April 23, 2010 5:55am |
Communities all across the country should take a much closer look at the energy efficiency equation when making budget cuts.
April 22, 2010 4:00am |
For the world's largest corporations, green sense means dollars and cents, says SAP sustainability chief Peter Graf.
April 22, 2010 3:00am |
Energy powered by massive windmills seems like a nice way to diversify power sources, but there are significant logistical hurdles---especially in Europe. Nevertheless, wind energy capacity is...
3 | April 21, 2010 8:45am |
In a new SmartPlanet column, analyst Vinnie Mirchandani discusses General Electric's Net Zero Home campaign and why it takes a new attitude to address the world's "grand challenges."
April 21, 2010 7:54am |
IBM's partnership with Columbia University echoes close to a dozen similar arrangements with high-profile schools around the world.
April 21, 2010 3:21am |
Investors are showing growing interest in initial public offerings by cleantech companies. Nineteen are on deck for 2010 -- here are 10 more to watch.
April 16, 2010 4:42am |
If consumers really had visibility into their energy consumption for every device and appliance would they really change their behavior?
2 | April 15, 2010 3:01am |
An influx of electric or hybrid vehicles will create the greatest disruption to the power grid since the onset of air conditioning.
9 | April 14, 2010 9:49am |
Group hopes to inspire solar investment without associated utility rate hikes.
April 14, 2010 6:07am |
Intel has invented an experimental low-cost sensor that can be plugged into house wiring and instantly measure and report power consumption of each electrical load in the home.
April 14, 2010 5:40am |
Don Sadoway of MIT has discovered is that if your metal is molten, it can hold a lot more power in a lot less space.
20 | April 13, 2010 8:27am |
In an odd twist, the U.S. government's effort to prime the economic pump may have actually delayed some smart grid development projects.
5 | April 12, 2010 3:00am |
You may not like higher oil prices and increasing electricity demand when it hits your gas and electric bills, but the outlook for clean technology companies gets a little brighter.
April 7, 2010 8:30am |
From restaurant oil, United Environment & Energy develops a temperature-sensitive roof coating that flips between reflecting and transmitting heat.
4 | April 1, 2010 6:52pm |
When will smart grid investment turn a profit? According to a new survey, even utility companies don't know.
2 | April 1, 2010 1:06am |
Greenpeace is imploring big cloud vendors to set THE example about how rapidly-growing businesses can reduce their carbon emissions. The cloud is forecast to grow four-fold by 2020.
2 | March 31, 2010 9:25am |
Venture capital investments for the first quarter totaled $1.9 billion, up 29 percent from the fourth quarter and 83 percent from a year ago, according to data from the Cleantech Group and Deloitte.
March 31, 2010 9:15am |