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Texas Low-Income Families Not Getting Full Smart Meter Benefits

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:07

According to currently available data, Texas has invested more than $2.5 billion installing smart meters across the state since 2007. But a report by the Texas Tribune claims the state has not helped low-income customers take full advantage of the new metering technology. It is estimated Texas utilities have deployed more than seven million smart…

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Qatar Makes Long-Term Deal for Solar Grade Silicon

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:44

Qatar Solar Energy (QSE) has signed a deal with Kazakhstan’s Kazatomprom, which will provide Qatar with solar grade silicon at a low fixed rate for the next ten years. The deal is designed to increase Qatar’s renewable energy production. QSE chief executive officer Salim Abbassi says the new partnership “allows QSE to secure the entire…

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E.ON’s Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm Reaches Milestone

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:44

E.ON has announced the installation of the first two wind turbines at its Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm, which has 61 of the 73 foundations installed so far. In addition, the projects operations and maintenance base has now officially opened and will be used by the team chosen to oversee the wind farm for the…

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HomeGrid Forum Selects Allion as ATH

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:44

The HomeGrid Forum has named Allion Labs as the organization’s first accredited test house (ATH) in Asia. HomeGrid reports that it evaluated proposals from several test houses vying to be accredited for certification testing of G.hn systems and silicon. The group is seeking to increase the number of accredited test houses and states that Taiwan-based…

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DOE Announces New PAGES Resource Portal

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:43

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is increasing outside access to scholarly publications and digital data resulting from Department-funded research through its new Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (PAGES) web portal. The site will provide free public access to accepted peer-reviewed manuscripts or published scientific journal articles within 12 months of publication. Secretary…

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NIST Announces Global Challenge to Promote Smart Cities

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:34

The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has initiated a year-long global city teams challenge to encourage communities to address challenges such as air quality, traffic management, and emergency services coordination by fostering smart cities that implement technologies that will both better manage resources and improve quality of life. The…

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Cyan Wins Technology Innovation Leadership Award

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:34

Frost & Sullivan has named Cyan winner of the 2014 Europe Technology Innovation Leadership Award. Cyan’s CyLec, a standards-based smart metering solution, enables secure two-way communication over a considerable range; is equipped with software embedded data concentrator units for remotely managing and controlling multiple meters; facilitates fault detection and prevention; and lets utilities to disconnect…

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