National Semiconductor Corp. introduced ten new SolarMagic™ integrated circuits (ICs), the first in a series developed to reduce cost, improve reliability and...
AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS), wholly-owned by 3W Power Holdings S.A., announced what it describes as a strengthening of its position in the engineering of photovoltaic solutions with the acquisition of OpciónDos. Founded in 2005, Madrid-based OpciÓnDos has developed an expertise in integrating photovoltaic technologies into the built-in environment. Their know-how and engineering capacity have […]
A Call for Papers has been issued for the second-annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum (SGEF’11) which will be jointly hosted by Darnell...
Grid2Home, developer of Smart Energy Profile 2.0 (SEP-2) communication technologies, announced that it has completed a second round of funding, led by Granite Ventures. The funding will enable the company to take their SEP-2 standards-compliant G2H-SE2 Software solution into production and scale to meet the demands of a growing customer base. In addition, the company […]
The Green Grid Association announced that the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric, created and promoted by The Green Grid, was established by a cross-regional global task force as the recommended metric for consistently determining energy efficiency in dedicated data center facilities. The ongoing collaborative effort, called "Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Energy Efficiency," is […]
The IEEE announced that the final IEEE 1901TM Broadband over Power Line (BPL) standard was finalized in December 2010 and is now published. Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, this globally recognized BPL standard is designed for use in a wide range of applications including smart energy, transportation and Local Area Networks (LANs) in both […]
AeroVironment announced that it has begun shipping and installing its UL-listed single-family and multi-unit residential Smart Charging Dock (model EVSE-RS+). Designed with an open architecture to ensure interoperability with the thousands of individual utilities nationwide, the grid-connected system charges electric and plug-in electric hybrid cars by turning drivers’ homes into convenient, smart refueling hubs. "Our […]
Expanding on last year’s successful inaugural event, Darnell’s 2011 CTO Power Summit, February 28 & March 1 near San Diego, California, will...
The HomeGrid Forum (HGF) announced a new liaison agreement with the ZigBee® Alliance to extend their collaboration on the ZigBee Smart Energy™ standard development. This work will pave the way for consumers and utilities to use ZigBee Smart Energy version 2.0 wireless or wired networks to further advance Smart Grid programs and deliver new energy, […]
Prior to the first-ever EU summit on energy, twenty European companies and associations called on EU Heads of State to show the courage and vision to create a single market for electricity by 2015. Companies already supporting the declaration: Acciona, Enercon, Enel Green Power, EON Climate & Renewables, GE Energy, Mainstream Renewable Power, PPC Renewables, […]
The ZigBee Alliance and SAE International announced their collaboration on ZigBee Smart Energy™ standard development. Their efforts will make ZigBee Smart Energy the preferred technology supporting Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEV) and enabling essential vehicle to grid (V2G) communication and power capabilities. ZigBee Smart Energy is the market leading home area network and advanced metering infrastructure […]
Sunverge Energy announced what it says is the nation’s first simple, cost-effective energy management system that intelligently distributes generation and storage of renewable energy. Capturing solar energy and storing it for use when it’s needed most, Sunverge is addressing the inherent barrier to widespread adoption of renewable energy. With increased demand for renewable energy, the […]
Tendril and Whirlpool Corp. unveiled a relationship that sets the stage for the rollout of smart home appliances in the U.S. Tendril states that its platform has the capability to support millions of smart appliances in homes across America. Tendril will provide the back-end technology infrastructure to support the commercial deployment of smart appliances, including […]
The IEEE announced the availability of the IEEE C37.239 standard, which defines a Common Format for Event Data Exchange (COMFEDE) among power systems. By helping utilities efficiently integrate and analyze event data from across multi-vendor equipment, the interoperability standard is designed to contribute to improving the reliability of the Smart Grid. Traditionally, the event data […]
EnerNex announced the latest deliverables in a series of Smart Grid related Cyber Security documents providing prescriptive, actionable guidance for utilities and vendors implementing Smart Grid systems. The documents, also referred to as Cyber Security Profiles, are part of the 2010 phase of the Advanced Security Acceleration Project for the Smart Grid (ASAP-SG) to accelerate […]