smart grid

US investment in smart roadways will pave the path to an economic boom

The adage of "the way we've always done it" needs to fall by the wayside. Putting public investment into infrastructure is how we got paved roads 100 years ago and interstates 60 years ago.

The energy ecosystem should move to make the ‘energy internet’ a reality

Global trends make it clear that the Next Big Thing isn’t any single thing at all. Instead, the future is about open innovation and integration of elements across the entire energy supply chain.

InBalance Research forecasts demand for energy suppliers to ensure they optimize distribution

From distributed homes in Cambridge, Mass. and Cambridge, England, inBalance Research is joining Y Combinator as it looks to accelerate its business as the oracle for independent energy providers, uti

Severe weather, blackouts show the grid’s biggest problem is infrastructure, not renewables

It’s becoming harder for the U.S. to ignore the very real effects of global climate change — and despite the efforts of naysayers, it’s not a push to renewables that’s to blame

National Grid sees machine learning as the brains behind the utility business of the future

If the portfolio of a corporate venture capital firm can be taken as a signal for the strategic priorities of their parent companies, then National Grid has high hopes for automation as the future of

Update: German energy company E.ON unifies its portfolio under new Future Energy Ventures unit

UPDATE: This story has been updated to indicate that there is no disclosed investment figure for the Future Energy Ventures ongoing investment activity. E.ON and its subsidiaries have invested in 60 c

National power grid carries data to smart appliances in UK experiment

Part of the goal of the Internet of Things, if we must continue calling it that, is improved efficiency for our newly intelligent appliances. But we could effect that in a much simpler way by passing

Mainstreaming The Smart Grid

The October anniversary of Hurricane Sandy -- which knocked out power in over 8,100,000 homes in 17 states and was the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history -- has served as an opportunity to ref

Varentec Raises $8M From Bill Gates And Khosla To Reinvent Industrial And Utility Power Grid Management

San Jose-based Varentec, a company that builds power management and monitoring solutions for the electric grid, today announced the close of an $8 million Series B round of funding from Bill Gates and

Greenvity Raises $7 Million For Chip Technology To Make Electronics, Vehicles Smarter

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0013/6353/136353v1-max-250x250.jpg" class="shot2"></img> Greenvity, a startup that makes "system on a chip" (SOC) technology for use in smart

Survey: 36% Of U.S. Adults "Not Concerned" With Electronics Power Consumption

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/tc-powerplant-cc-blatantworld.jpg" class="shot2"></img> Adults in the U.S. could use a little more education on economics and physics,

Toshiba To Acquire Smart Grid Tech Firm, Landis+Gyr, For $2.3 Billion

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0013/5463/135463v1-max-250x250.png" class="shot2"></img> Toshiba — the diversified tech company best known for its consumer electronics, lig

GridGlo Raises $1.2 Million To Help Utilities Understand How Customers Use Electricity

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0013/1816/131816v2-max-250x250.jpg" class="shot1"></img> A New York research firm that turns massive amounts of data into streamlined informat

Grid2Home Raises $2.6 Million To Help Smart Devices And Power Suppliers Communicate

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0007/4759/74759v1-max-250x250.png" class="shot2"></img> On Tuesday, a San Diego-based startup <a href="http://www.grid2home.com/products.html"

Power-One Opens First U.S. Factory To Make Inverters, Turn Renewables To Grid Ready Electricity

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0010/6232/106232v1-max-250x250.jpg" class="shot2"></img> Power-One, Inc. (NASDAQ:PWER) — a large manufacturer of power inverters for the ren

Smart Energy Consultancy, Gridpoint, Raises Another $23.6 Million

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0000/2824/2824v1-max-250x250.png" class="shot2"></img> A new <a href="http://sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1344781/000134478111000001/xslFormDX0

Viridity Energy Raises $14 Million To Turn Power Consumers Into Producers

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0011/6737/116737v1-max-250x250.png" class="shot2"><img> A Pennsylvania startup Viridity Energy drew a series B investment of $14 million from

GE Counting On Energy Monitoring And Solar To Cut Home Energy Usage By 70%

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/ge-nucleus.jpg"> In an effort to push the limits of home energy efficiency, <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/general-electric">Gene

eMeter Smart Grid Software Company Raises $12.5 Million

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/picture-15.png' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="" /> Smart Grid management software producer <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/emete

CleanTech Venture Investments Total $2 Billion In Q2, Exits Reach More Than $8 Billion

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/cleantechipos.jpg" alt="" /> Clean technology remains one of the hottest areas of venture funding. In the second quarter, cleantech venture
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