In addition to the home security and home automation solutions provided by Vivint, they launched a new solar energy service which has received a $75 Million renewable energy funding. Vivint Solar, the recently launch subsidiary will focus on providing affordable residential solar energy solutions across the U.S and its territories. The fund was made possible by U.S. Bancorp and will allow Vivint to make up to 2,400 solar system installations.
Tensilica today announced that EnVerv has licensed cores from the ConnX DSP (digital signal processors) family for use in a power line communications (PLC) system-on-chip (SOC) design for smart grid applications. Tensilica's ConnX DSPs are low-power, customizable dataplane processors (DPUs) that deliver outstanding performance on compiled C code, without the need for assembly code optimization.
eMeter, a global smart grid software platform provider, today announced that a Portuguese language version of eMeter EnergyIP, an industry leading energy information management platform and an SAP-qualified business solution, will be available in Brazil by December 2011.
Elster has announced that Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) has chosen EnergyAxis as its multi-utility Smart Grid solution. Partially funded by a United States Department of Energy Smart Grid Investment Grant, the $11.6 million deployment will provide energy-saving benefits to LUS customers. The turnkey project is anticipated to be installed on a 12-month deployment schedule with completion in 2013.
For a while Google and Microsoft were encouraging utilities and consumer to get connected through their solutions to learn more about their energy use. Google launched the Google PowerMeter through it iGoogle platform, Microsoft launched Microsoft Hohm and Cisco launched the Home Energy Controller gadgets and software. They all promised information at our finger tips so we can make more informed decisions on how we use our home energy.
Landis+Gyr announced it has been selected by Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) to deploy advanced meters and infrastructure as part of wide-ranging smart grid project aimed at improving energy efficiency, reducing costs and integrating alternative energy on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai.
Siemens has teamed up with the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (KCBPU), a publicly owned provider of electricity and water services to residences and businesses across Kansas City, Kan., to deliver eMeter Smart Grid Appliances. Each appliance includes a preloaded, rapidly deployable instance of eMeter EnergyIP meter data management system (MDMS) with IBM Tivoli and WebSphere software running on IBM Power Systems.
Sixteen of Europe’s leading smart grid solutions providers have come together to help develop a renewable energy focus smart grid. The European Union funded project called EcoGrid EU is a continuation of the EDISON (Electric Vehicles in a Distributed and Integrated Market using Sustainable Energy and Open Networks) project launched in 2009. With a mixture of old and new faces EcoGrid EU hopes to demonstrate an infrastructure with innovative smart technologies that others can follow.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (tokyo:6503) announced today that it has begun full-scale tests of smart grid and related smart-community technologies at the company's production sites in Japan. The aim of the project is to develop and test products including commercial systems, equipment and solutions for annual sales worth 1.3 trillion yen (about 17 billion USD) by March 2016.
Landis+Gyr today announced it has been selected by Nashville Electric Service to install the smart grid network that will support the utility's immediate advanced metering and demand response needs, while making future smart grid projects easier to implement.
The installation of Landis+Gyr's Gridstream network will enable Nashville Electric Service to meet demand response requirements from power supplier Tennessee Valley Authority, as well as provide high-speed advanced metering and distribution automation communications throughout the utility's service territory.