Forecasts of 10 million homes with solar panels by 2020 and electric vehicle sales increasing to 6.4 million by 2023 is creating unprecedented challenges in managing energy consumption and generation across the UK's aging grid. Electricity North West has tapped Schneider Electric to usher in England's new energy era; find out why.
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The technology behind it is complex, but for its users the VGo robot powered by Verizon's network is a way to attend school and stay connected with the world. Children who can’t regularly attend school due to serious health problems are using VGo to interact with teachers and fellow students -- almost as if they were sitting in the classroom with them.
Electric vehicles are good for the environment. Solar energy is good for the environment. Now Daimler AG sees a bright future in the energy storage market, using batteries that now power Mercedes-Benz EVs to promote sustainable solar power.
You hear a lot of talk about Big Data. But what's really needed is Big Insights. That's what Neptune Technology Group has accomplished for the data streaming in from smart meters with release of the Neptune Connector for Cityworks. Learn how the system benefits utilities, public works and local governments.
As hurricane season arrived in the Atlantic, S&C Electric opened its new Florida manufacturing plant to provide Florida Power & Light with smart grid technology it needs to guarantee more resilient service for its 4.8 million customers. The $3 million facility in West Palm Beach will also bring 170 new jobs.
Whenever water goes down the drain, so does money. From updating leaky, old water infrastructure to replacing metering technology that’s quickly becoming obsolete, click to read about solutions to utilities’ biggest money pits.
Siemens and partners will assess the feasibility of a community microgrid for Sherburne, New York. The community was one of five to win $100,000 in microgrid development money in the state's NY Prize competition to protect critical infrastructure.
GE launching waste-to-energy plant in the Philippines… LondonWaste driving new fleet of Mercedes-Benz eight-wheelers… Cubic completes major expansion of NextBus system in Queensland… Schneider and ComEd team on Green Button Connect My Data roll out… ABB tapped for rural smart grid on Swedish island.
How do you turn a dumb water network into a smart one that detects leaks and makes system repairs more efficient? A key piece is data analytics, according to Schneider Electric, which outlines four simple steps cities can take to jumpstart a smart water initiative.
Rapid integration of information from diverse information sources can greatly assist emergency responders, yet there are roadblocks. Lew Leinenweber of the Open Geospatial Forum highlights an Internet of Things pilot that will demonstrate the value of open system sensor integration in emergency and disaster response.