In 2013, the Sacramento region's clean tech industry added jobs and increased revenue at an impressive rate, according to a new report from the Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA), hitting a new record of more than $2.2 billion in total revenue-- a five percent increase from 2012.
An updated California Independent System Operator (CA ISO) roadmap will help electric vehicle (EV) integration into the power grid, as well as support California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.'s 2012 executive order to get 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) on California roads by 2025.
Although most wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging systems are currently in the pilot phase (and could stay there for up to three years), many believe that wireless technology represents the future of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging.
The Principal Solar Institute Ratings take an approach similar to that of the financial sector, which uses Standard and Poor's Ratings for investments, as well as the HVAC industry which relies on SEER Ratings to help consumers identify the best products for their needs.
The rising popularity of data-intensive services such as colocation, web-hosting and the cloud is driving data centers to enhance technologies and service quality, resulting in the need for more powerful and robust cooling solutions.
Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the stationary fuel cells used to provide distributed power for campus environments achieve better technology and economies of scale. This is according to WinterGreen Research who also says that stationary fuel cells have achieved grid parity, in many cases; improve and lower energy costs; and are on the cusp of becoming commercially viable.
One of the befuddling strategic decisions that energy storage developers must make is where on the grid to place the storage assets. Traditional utility thinking would have it all congregated in a single location: a warehouse full of batteries ready to send power to and from the grid in a centralized fashion.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking to establish an Advanced Building Consortium in New York State, made up of experts in the building trades working together to make buildings more energy efficient and less expensive to construct. Funding of up to $7.5 million is available to develop and run the consortium for five years.
DC power supply equipment, deployed in commercial buildings and campus microgrids, reduce the number of required conversions between AC and DC power, increasing overall building energy efficiency.
The market for smart water metering is expected to see solid expansion driven by development in North American and European markets where water utilities are increasingly aligned with the potential uses of data and analytics, according to Frost & Sullivan.