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2014

Big Data on the Smart Grid: 2013 in Review and 2014 Outlook

December 19, 2013 by Jeff St. John

Big Data, Smart Grid

"Big data" may be the most overused buzz-phrase in the smart grid industry today. But that doesn’t mean that managing, analyzing and deriving operational and customer value from the massive amounts of data being collected by utilities isn’t important and valuable, or that utilities aren't spending on it.[read more]

7 Trends in Home Energy in 2013 and What They Mean for 2014

December 18, 2013 by Katherine Tweed

It’s hardly the coming of the Jetsons, especially when it comes to how we manage energy use in the home, but this past year has seen some notable movement in how utilities are leveraging thermostats in the home, and companies are connecting services in new ways.[read more]

Predictions for Cleantech in 2014

December 11, 2013 by Dallas Kachan

Cleantech in 2014

Continuing a tradition since 2007, once again cleantech research & consulting firm Kachan & Co. brings us some end-of-year thoughts about where it thinks the cleantech investment theme is going. This year, industry-watchers should take heart. Especially if you’ve been on the page that cleantech is past its prime.[read more]

What Will The 2014 European Solar PV Market Look Like?

November 29, 2013 by Joshua Hill

European Solar PV

Vice President and Team Leader at NPD Solarbuzz, Finlay Colville, has published a blog post looking at solar PV module supply to Europe during 2014, and asks the question, is there any cause for alarm? The question comes in the wake of a roiling shifting of previous trends and stability.[read more]

European Solar PV Demand Set To Rebound In 2014

November 12, 2013 by Joshua Hill

European Solar PV Rebound

A new report has revealed expectations that the European solar photovoltaic market is set to rebound into 2014 after an 18 month downturn. According to the report, quarterly European PV demand is set to stabilise at 2.5 GW during the first half of 2014, to be followed by moderate growth.[read more]