The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and efficiency organizations including the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) have submitted a petition to the ENERGY STAR program to recognize the benefits of smart appliances and jump start the smart grid. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) estimates that implementing smart grid technologies could reduce […]
The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) report, "Health Impacts of Radio Frequency from Smart Meters," is now available for public comment and review. At the request of Assembly Member Jared Huffman (Marin) and Assembly Member Bill Monning (Santa Cruz), the CCST agreed to compile and assess the evidence available to address the following […]
Semitech Semiconductor, a provider of power line communications solutions that transform the electricity grid into a smart grid, announced it has completed its Series A financing, raising AU$3.4 million with an option for an additional AU$6 million. Melbourne, Australia-based Cleantech Ventures led the round, with participation by all existing Semitech investors including SIMAC Capital and […]
The USNAP Alliance, an industry consortium of major stakeholders and utilities in the smart grid, recently announced the final release of its 2.0 specification for enabling interoperable Home Area Network deployment (HAN) deployments. Manufacturers of smart grid devices (SGDs) such as consumer appliances, thermostats, in-home displays, energy management systems, and gateways can use USNAP universal […]
Southwest Windpower, a supplier of distributed wind generators, unveiled its newest and most efficient small wind turbine– Skystream 600 – which could put wind energy in thousands of homes and businesses worldwide. The Skystream 600 produces 74% more energy for commercial and residential use than its predecessor – making it what the company says is […]
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LDK Solar Co., Ltd. a manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, high purity polysilicon and PV products, and Solar Power, Inc. (SPI) announced that LDK Solar agreed to acquire a 70% interest in SPI for approximately $33 million. LDK Solar’s investment provides strategic benefits to both parties. The transaction significantly strengthens SPI’s balance sheet, which will […]
GE unveiled its smart home technologies. These ecomagination(SM)and healthymagination technologies – including Nucleus™ energy manager with Brillion™ technology, the GE WattStation™ electric vehicle charging station, an advanced small wind turbine, and more – will help consumers reduce health- and energy-related costs and redefine the benchmark for household performance. "GE’s innovative technology addresses the needs of […]
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According to the Wi-Fi Alliance a recent white paper authored by the General Electric Company (GE) comparing the power efficiency of Wi-Fi and Zigbee technologies in home Smart Grid applications is flawed, resulting in inaccurate findings. What follows is the Wi-Fi Alliance critique of the GE paper: "The report, released on December 9, 2010 and […]
GE announced that its Nucleus™ energy manager with Brillion™ technology will be the first ZigBee®-certified home energy gateway for smart grid communications and home energy management. Nucleus is the first ZigBee device to act as both an in-premise display device and energy services gateway that can communicate inside and outside of the home. In this […]
The Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG) announced the addition of six new members. The new members are Intel, Ingersoll Rand, Siemens, Schneider Electric, UISOL, and Constellation NewEnergy. DRSG is the trade association for companies that provide products and services in the areas of demand response and smart grid technologies and practices. DRSG works […]
Siemens Energy, Inc. is expanding its business portfolio by acquiring an eHouse manufacturing division of Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. (IES), a leading national electrical and communications service provider based in Houston, Texas. Formerly known as Tesla Power & Automation, this newly acquired business provides custom packaging of electrical equipment and drive systems into custom manufactured […]
Infosys Technologies has developed what it describes as an innovative Digital Smart Home Gateway powered by the Intel Atom™ processor E600 series that links multiple home devices, enabling consumers to manage them from a Wi-Fi console, smart phone or remotely via the Web. The solution targets Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), utility, healthcare, telecom, entertainment and […]
Semitech Semiconductor announced the availability of the SM2101 – an FSK/BPSK based power line transceiver. The SM2101 represents the next generation of...