CES Report: Smart Energy Makes Friends to Get to Market

GTM GRID WEEKLY | Thursday, January 12, 2012

CES Report: Smart Energy Makes Friends to Get to Market

Partners, platforms and connected everything push smart home energy into the mainstream at CES.

Who Are the Top Ten Vendors in Smart Grid?

GTM Research profiles the leading 150 smart grid vendors in its latest market report.

Control4 Goes Quiet on Home Energy Tech

The high-end home automation company isn’t fooling itself about the challenges of getting customers to buy into energy-saving technology.

Asian Smart Grid Update: India’s Big Push, Honeywell in China, Smart Streetlights

Honeywell to build China’s first automated demand response system. Plus, India’s government directs $100 million at smart grid pilots.

ABB Gets $50 Million for New Grid Work in Texas

How semiconductors will grow renewables in the Lone Star State

Ecologic Analytics Acquired by Landis+Gyr

The last of the big meter data management software companies falls into the corporate fold.

Toshiba Using Landis+Gyr to Enter US Smart Grid, Smart Home Fray

The Japanese giant makes some moves with the Swiss smart metering giant it bought for $2.3 billion last year.

Green Jobs: Where Do Solyndra PR Pros End Up?

Answer: at LSI. Plus, personnel moves at Rockport Capital, Soladigm, Cisco, and Impress Labs.

Smart Grid Roundup: Silver Spring in Chicago, Tendril Wants Apps

Plus, Siemens buys energy services firm, and San Diego challenges Texas on energy savings.

Energy Efficiency: Cheapest Power Around, but Getting More Expensive

It costs 3.5 cents to save a kilowatt-hour in energy efficiency. That’s really cheap—as long as the low-hanging fruit holds out.

2011 Saw Greentech M&A Double, IPOs Dry Up

Will 2012 be the breakout year for green technology IPOs? 2011 sure wasn’t.

Cost of Big PV to the Grid: $3 to $8 per Megawatt-Hour

A new study shows adding hundreds of megawatts of solar could cost Nevada utility NVEnergy millions of dollars in fossil fuel-fired backup.

Rubenius, 1 GW of Energy Storage, Revisited

Layoffs and deployment delays at the ambitious and mysterious Dubai firm

Paul De Martini Leaves Cisco

He’s taking his show on the road to help utilities make the business case for smart grid.

Motorcycles Born to be Mild—to the Environment, at Least

How to sell the quiet virtue of electric motorcycles into a market marked by noise and sweat? Try scary acceleration, disruptive manufacturing, cops and snowmobilers.