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.
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about smart meter 'risks'.
9 | September 7, 2012 12:45am |
From Minecraft to BIM, SmartPlanet's columnist C.C. Sullivan shows how virtual architecture and real architecture are getting closer together, helping us tell stories and teach the next generation.
1 | September 6, 2012 4:38am |
U.S. energy official says cybersecurity needs are urgent in the utility industry.
September 6, 2012 3:15am |
BERLIN -- A half-century after the drug thalidomide burdened the lives of thousands of families, those responsible are still cleaning up the mess.
3 | September 6, 2012 3:00am |
Next time you wax lyrical in a coffee shop or think up a brilliant new product design, Evernote wants to transfer your thoughts from paper to pixels.
August 29, 2012 3:00am |
Researchers have demonstrated how brain-computer interface devices can be used to extract personal information from a person's mind.
4 | August 28, 2012 2:26am |
The Department of Homeland Security has found a new cybersecurity flaw in RuggedCom smart grid gear that could allow hackers to access power station communications systems.
3 | August 27, 2012 3:37am |
Automating demand response systems can help grid operators give renewable energy more, well, utility.
2 | August 23, 2012 3:00am |
The decline of the internal combustion engine will be gradual as cleaner alternatives take hold. A market research company is predicting that annual sales of electric vehicles will reach 130...
11 | August 20, 2012 9:51pm |
Aging water infrastructure in U.S. cities needs upgrades.
August 20, 2012 12:45pm |
Low prices created a boom time for the solar business in the United States. A renewable energy trade organization is reporting that U.S. installations more than doubled in 2011 both for commercial...
August 19, 2012 10:11pm |
These innovative off-the-grid toilets take human waste and turn it into something more valuable, including hydrogen, electricity and even, clean water.
2 | August 16, 2012 4:00am |
Facebook newest (and yet to be built) data center won't bring any additional jobs. However, it could be a test ground for clean energy.
1 | August 15, 2012 12:40pm |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about smart grid technology.
August 14, 2012 1:09am |
Smart meters are supposed to further the environmental cause, so why do some people want to put a stop to them?
2 | August 13, 2012 3:17am |
DELHI -- A shy scientist in a small town just won the most lucrative science prize in history.
3 | August 13, 2012 12:00am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about cybersecurity.
August 10, 2012 12:43am |
Vigia aims to cut average college campus emergency response times from twelve minutes down to three with mobile phone tech.
August 9, 2012 10:42am |
New building products made with phase-change materials are everywhere, and architects need to use more of them to save energy and build greener, reports SmartPlanet's C.C. Sullivan.
August 9, 2012 5:19am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about data protection in modern businesses.
August 8, 2012 1:55am |