smart energy

Saving Texas’ Water through Smart Energy Choices in 2016

January 21, 2016 by EDF Energy Exchange

Desert-Sky-Wind-Farm wikipedia2015 proved to be another weird weather year around the country, especially for Texas. 80 degrees and dry in Austin on Christmas Day, spring wildflowers in bloom, and kids playing outside in shorts – a surprise ending to a wild ride of drought followed by devastating floods followed by drought and then more floods.[read more]

New York to Build World's Most Powerful Smart Energy Lab

April 5, 2015 by Katherine Tweed

The New York Power Authority and SUNY Polytechnic Institute will partner to build the world’s largest research and development facility focused on energy technology innovation. The facility will have more computing capability than other existing energy labs.[read more]

Ayla and Regen Build the Internet of Things for Energy-Aware Buildings

January 31, 2015 by Jeff St. John

Here’s a noteworthy revenue figure to attach to the ill-defined and still-imaginary "internet of things" -- $99 in energy savings. That’s the average amount that Steve Dixon of Regen, says the Toronto-based startup’s tech can squeeze out of every rooftop air conditioner it equips with its “swarm logic” control system.[read more]

View Raising Another $75M for Smart Windows

January 11, 2015 by Katherine Tweed

View continues to be on a funding streak in 2015, with a new filing to bring in another $75 million. One year ago, the smart window startup raised $100 million. The Milpitas, California-based startup has raised $375 million since its inception as Soladigm seven years ago.[read more]

Relying More on Smarter Energy Use Will Strengthen Limits on Carbon Pollution, Lower Costs

December 6, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Smarter Energy Use

While the Environment Protection Agency plan to cut that dangerous pollution would let states use energy efficiency to help meet their emissions reductions targets, it doesn’t take into account nearly enough of the energy savings that are possible without sacrificing our comfort or economy.[read more]

Putting the Smart-Grid-Enabled Data Center to the Test

December 12, 2013 by Jeff St. John

Smart Grid Data Center

For the past two years, Power Assure has been trying out a new approach to data center energy efficiency: turning servers themselves into power-aware, energy-shifting assets. The idea is to move beyond the individual data center as the core measure of energy value.[read more]

Convergence in Building Energy Intelligence

November 7, 2013 by Rob Day

Every system in buildings is being made intelligent. HVAC, lighting, plug loads, appliances, you name it. Right now many of these systems are being made intelligent separately from each other. But that won't remain the case as smart tech converges into fewer devices and systems.[read more]

A Smart Energy Strategy in Japan: What's the Vision?

January 29, 2013 by Christine Hertzog

Smart Energy Strategy via Shutterstock

Japan’s national energy strategy experienced a 9.0 quake of its own in 2011 as a result of the twin incidents of the March 11 tsunami and subsequent Fukushima nuclear accident. It rattled many assumptions about energy sources and electrical grid configurations. A recent Silicon Valley Technology Forum hosted by Fujitsu served as an excellent opportunity to hear how these large-scale events have shaped thinking and R&D in the leading information and communications (ICT) company in Japan[read more]

Cleantech Jobs are growing - and fast

March 5, 2012 by Benjamin Lack

 The latest government’s job report showed markedly-improved numbers over the past year. The nation’s unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent, the lowest level in nearly three years. While this is certainly good news, it should be taken in context. After years of mass destruction, the US has been generating jobs at a healthier rate,...[read more]