The First Global View on the Progress of Clean Vehicle Technology

July 25th, 2014

Global Smart Grid Federation Releases Report on Large-Scale Rollout of Electric Vehicles – The Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) today released a state-of-the-art overview of the international developments in electric vehicles. Highlighting business opportunities, key trends and developments, and policy initiatives, it provides a total and global view on the large-scale roll-out of electric vehicles. […]

Cable Storage? One for the Boffins

July 31st, 2014

So far electrical cables are used only to transmit electricity. However, University of Central Florida professor Jayan Thomas and his Ph.D. student Zenan Yu have developed a way to both transmit and store electricity in a single lightweight copper wire. Their work is the focus of the cover story of the June 30 issue of […]

Cellular solution helps water utilities better manage distribution systems

July 29th, 2014

By expanding its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) capabilities in North America with its cellular solution for water utilities, Itron says utilities are able to collect real-time consumption and flow analysis, pressure data and meter data from commercial and industrial (C&I) customers via a public cellular network. Built on Itron’s global WaterMind technology, the cellular solution […]

Africa – Opportunities in Energy Attract Global Attention

July 29th, 2014

We have mentioned the business opportunities for smart distributed systems in Africa, in competition to the ‘big grid’ companies. The trend is create catching on as we can see in the Engerati article opportunities. (ed. PB). Off-grid distributed renewable energy is becoming a huge trend in Africa and it is something that we and other […]

Silver Spring Networks showcases Vision for Smart Cities

July 29th, 2014

The company’s Spring’s Smart City solution is aimed to assist cities tackle some of the most pressing challenges: Environmental Sustainability:  This enables cities to dramatically improve energy efficiency and reduce consumption via smart lighting and smart energy solutions, electric vehicle charging networks, connected-CO2 sensors, programs to help citizens make smarter energy choices, and other sustainability […]

The highway of the future

July 29th, 2014

A very important conclusion was that the potential benefits of the sustainability measures of the road, such as adding devices that generate or capture and store energy, are marginal in comparison with the behavioural aspects of driving: even a very modest improvement in speed or less breaking and acceleration will result in massive improvements that […]