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Seattle Selects Tendril’s ESM Platform

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 14:52
Tendril is partnering with Seattle City Light to deliver personalized engagement solutions to 50,000 electric heat users with the goal of reducing energy consumption.

G7 Energy Ministers Issue Statement

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 14:52
The energy ministers of the G7 countries—Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the EU Commissioner for Energy—issued a declaration after their recent meeting in Rome in advance of the G7 Summit next month in Brussels.

Silver Spring to Acquire Streetlight.Vision

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 14:51
Silver Spring Networks has entered into an agreement to acquire Streetlight.Vision, a Paris-based company that provides  control and management software for street lights. Silver Spring’s acquisition was designed to enhance Silver Spring’s networked street light solution, expand its geographic reach, and can be leveraged for additional solutions within the blossoming smart city market.

Madrid Rewards Drivers with Fuel-Efficient Cars

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 14:48
Madrid announced plans to introduce smart parking meters that will determine rates based on the car’s emission level. Those with the lowest emissions will be charged the least expensive parking rate. The new system is scheduled to go into effect July 1.

Echelon Signs Agreement with Digi-Key

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 14:47
Echelon Corporation has entered into a distribution agreement with global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation. Under terms of the agreement, Digi-Key will distribute Echelon’s portfolio of products—including chips, modules, routers, and software—for the industrial Internet of things (IIoT) market globally, with the exception of Japan. 

Washington Utility Deploys Smart Water Meter

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 14:47
Ferguson Meter & Automation Group has subcontracted Apex CoVantage to install a full-scale advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system for Woodinville Water District in Washington State. Following successful pilots with advanced meter reading (AMR) and AMI technology, the deployment marks the first complete network overhaul of its kind in the district. 

Jordan Moves forward with Solar Plans

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 14:46
Martifer Solar and Adenium Energy Capital have secured a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) for a 10 MW alternating current solar PV plant in southern Jordan. The deal is part of the country’s National Renewable Energy Plan. 

Canadian Solar Gets Funding for Three Solar Projects

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 14:45
The National Bank of Canada will provide Canadian Solar with C$115.5 million in short-term construction financing to help build three solar power projects in Ontario, Canada, totaling 30 MW alternating current (ac).

EnerTech Investing in Morgan Solar

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 14:45
EnerTech Holding Company has entered into a strategic investment and partnership agreement with Canadian-based Morgan Solar Inc. (MSI), which reports it has developed a low cost and high efficiency solar concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology and a two-axis tracker that has great potential for adoption in the Middle East.

Japan, UK Reaffirm Commitment to Clean Energy

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 14:44
The UK and Japan have reaffirmed their commitment to reducing emissions and maintaining a secure supply of power. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s met with the Department Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Minister Ed Davey during the P.M.’s two day visit to the UK.