U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Google Inc., and more than 80 leading organizations in electric vehicle (EV) deployment will collaborate to provide consumers and industry with accurate and up-to-date information on the locations of electric vehicle charging stations. The data generated through the partnership will be housed on DOE’s online Alternative […]
Lowe’s announced that it has broadened its range of energy conservation products by adding to its energy center line-up the proven PowerCost Monitor™ and its WiFi Gateway plug and play accessory. The PowerCost Monitor is available for sale in 319 Lowe’s stores in CA, WA, FL, MA, NY, MD and at Lowes.com. The PowerCost Monitor […]
Ford Motor Co. announced that it is working with cities and utility partners to identify key infrastructure building blocks that will enable metropolitan areas to be EV ready. Cities across the United States are and can take a variety of steps now to enhance the readiness of their communities for electric vehicle use and customer […]
Ioxus, Inc., a manufacturer of ultracapacitor technology for transportation, alternative energy, medical, industrial and consumer product markets, announced that it has received a total of $21 million from Energy Technology Ventures (a GE-NRG Energy-ConocoPhillips joint venture), Northwater Capital through its Northwater Intellectual Property Fund, Aster Capital (representing Alstom, Schneider Electric and Rhodia) and return investor […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced delivery of a mobile-grade, battery-optimized Wi-Fi solution to the open source Linux community as part of the OpenLink™ project, focused on providing a wide range of wireless connectivity solutions for native Linux. Customers and developers targeting battery-powered Wi-Fi products can now use TI’s OpenLink drivers, gaining native kernel benefits such […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) expanded its industry-leading power management portfolio with two new step-down regulators with wide input voltages and high-voltage protection....
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), industry and academia are teaming to give batteries from electric drive vehicles (EV) a "second life." NREL’s partner is an industry-academia team led by the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE). Possible secondary uses for lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries include residential and commercial electric […]
A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) says the widespread deployment of "smart grids" – networks that monitor and manage the transport of electricity from all generation sources to meet the varying electricity demands of end users – is crucial to achieving a more secure and sustainable energy future. With current trends in […]
Focusing on metering and Smart Grid applications, Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced the MSP430AFE2xx series of metrology analog front end (AFE) ultra-low-power...
Echelon Corp. announced that Direct Grid Technologies, LLC, a manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) micro–inverters for utility and commercial grade solar power generation, will be adding Echelon energy control networking to its micro-inverter products. Micro-inverters convert electricity generated by PV panels from direct to alternating current at the individual panel. This increases the overall reliability and […]
The USNAP Alliance and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced the joint development of a single modular interface specification combining elements...
Leviton announced a strategic alliance with EFT Energy, a supplier of enterprise energy monitoring and reporting software, and Obvius, a provider of solutions for collecting energy information. Combined with Leviton’s complete line of submetering and energy management products and worldwide distribution and sales channels, Leviton says that the alliance will enable the company to offer […]
GE announced that its Energy business has entered into an agreement to acquire approximately 90% of Converteam, a provider of electrification and automation equipment and systems, from a controlling shareholder group that includes management, Barclays Private Equity and LBO France, for approximately $3.2 billion. The transaction, endorsed by Converteam’s management team and employee representative groups, […]
The ZigBee® Alliance announced that the current revisions of the ZigBee Smart Energy version 2.0 Technical Requirements Document (TRD) and Public Application Profile are available for public comment by the Smart Grid community at large. Public comments received last year for both documents, and Alliance responses, are also available for review. The Alliance is now […]
The Alliance for Smart Energy Solutions has been founded in Germany. The communiqué was signed by Heinz Lux, Director of KNX Association International, Peter Kellendonk, EEBus representative and Lutz Steiner from the Research Team of the "E-Energy" project which is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. It forms the basis for the […]