Carnegie Mellon University will host a new Smart Grid Research Center as part of a $5 million industry-academic partnership with the Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC), a university-industry research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies. The new partnership, called the Energy Research Initiative (ERI), will team energy-related companies with university researchers to address the world’s need […]
Ener1, Inc. has appointed Bruce Curtis, former Vice President of Program Development at First Solar, Inc., global President of the New York-based company’s grid storage business. "Rapidly accelerating adoption worldwide of lithium-ion technology for grid storage compels us to bring on board the best talent available to take full advantage of this tremendous market opportunity," […]
As it did with digital power, energy harvesting and dc powering of buildings, Darnell Group understands the challenges posed by the smart...
General Electric (GE) introduced the GE WattStation, described as an easy-to-use electric vehicle (EV) charger. Designed to help accelerate the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, GE WattStation significantly decreases time needed for vehicle charging and, using smart grid technology, allows utility companies to manage the impact of electric vehicles on the local and regional grids. […]
GE unveiled Nucleus™, a communication and data storage device that provides consumers with secure information about their household electricity use and costs...
A Call for Papers has been issued for the first annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum (SGEF ’10) which will be jointly hosted...
Universal Powerline Association (UPA) members declared a strong start to 2010 with sales to June indicating particularly strong performance in the home networking and entertainment sector. Silicon vendor, DS2 reports strong growth during the first six months and record sales for the first quarter of 2010 with 86% growth on the previous year, IPTV deployments […]
eMeter Corp. announced the close of a $12.5 million round of private financing led by longtime investors Sequoia Capital and Foundation Capital, and joined by new investor Northgate Capital looking to leverage eMeter’s providing software solutions to enable successful Smart Grid implementations. Given the exponential growth of the Smart Grid industry over the past year, […]
Darnell’s Power Forum (DPF ’10) is replacing the Digital Power Forum with an expanded focus and larger audience. The new DPF ’10...
Cisco unveiled new technologies that build on its recently announced Connected Grid portfolio and are said to help consumers and businesses better monitor and manage their energy consumption for cost and carbon savings, including an easy-to-use interface for the home environment. The Cisco® Home Energy Management Solution features a Home Energy Controller along with Cisco […]
IEEE announced IEEE P1547.8, a draft standard establishing a common technical platform for distributed resources interconnection applications. The proposed standard expands upon IEEE 1547, while incorporating industry and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommendations for improved interconnection performance functionality. It also addresses energy storage challenges coming into play across the distributed resources and […]
WindPower Innovations Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Energetic Drives, LLC., has been unveiled as the "innovation division" of WindPower Innovations. "We welcome President and CEO of Energetic Drives, Ian K. Griffiths, to our management team," said WindPower Innovations’ President John E. Myers. "With backgrounds spanning multiple disciplines, Mr. Griffiths and his team of […]
C&D Technologies, Inc. announced that the company has been awarded a contract by the US Army for the development of an advanced energy storage system for renewable energy applications incorporating advanced lead carbon batteries. The new contract will span an estimated three year period from June 15, 2010, with the objective of developing an energy […]
EDSA unveiled its patented EDSA® Power Analytics Gateway™ (or EPAG™), said to now be the industry’s leading data integration platform that allows electrical energy monitoring and management systems from major vendors to exchange data. This technology is being deployed in mission-critical applications ranging from datacenters to oil drilling platforms to microgrids around the world. EPAG […]
Axial Vector Energy Corp. announced the successful development of what it says is the world’s first network appliance capable of intelligently controlling start up and shutdown of individual Bluetooth networked home appliances (e.g., pool equipment, air conditioners, electric dryers, and electric water heaters) during peak rate hours. The Good Green Energy™ Genius Box also coordinates […]