Are you ready for the Internet of Things explosion?

You thought the Internet of Things was already growing fast, but it’s about to explode; the 1.2 billion connections across the globe in 2014 that fall into Internet of Things territory will become 5.4 billion connections in 2020. ironSAGE is actively seeking innovative companies with new technologies that support and enable machine-to-machine connectivity and management. […]

How Utilities Can Embrace Solar Energy

There has never been a greater threat to the utility industry than solar energy. It allows for the transfer of power-generating assets from the utility to consumers, stretches the grid by making homes both demand sources and power suppliers, and may even allow consumers to cut ties to the grid altogether. One key component challenging […]

3Q2014 Investment in the Renewable Energy Sector

Investment continues to flow into the renewable energy sector, with a strong and trending upward despite questions of uncertain subsidies and rapidly changing costs. Here are the quick stats: Corporate investment in wind energy for the third quarter of this year totaled $2.4 billion, according to consulting firm Mercom Capital Group. In the solar power […]

$250,000 in Product Development Funding

Startups in the battery and energy storage industry have been awarded $250,000 in funding for product development from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Eonix is a startup developing technology to expand the capacity of ultracapacitors. Combined Energies is developing distributed generation systems to extend the life of electrochemical batteries. Another innovative […]

M2M Harnessing the Power of Connected World

The world is currently moving into an era of ubiquitous connectivity, which is transforming the operating styles and communication channels of an enterprise. Machine to machine (M2M) communications, a solution that allows automated communication between connected devices over a wireless network, has aided enterprises in their progress to ascertain constant connectivity and real time monitoring […]

True Grid Modernization is Happening at the Edge of the Grid

Simply put, Grid Edge defines the undeniable transition of the electric power industry into a next-generation, holistic, distributed energy system. We see the undeniable evolution from a centralized energy system to a next-generation, distributed energy system. By 2016 there will be a new distributed PV installation every 83 seconds in the United States. More distributed […]

Smart-grid IT spending to reach $140 billion between 2014 and 2022

Utilities are expected to spend nearly $140 billion between 2014 and 2022 on the deployment of IT systems needed to support new smart-grid infrastructure, according to a new study from Navigant Research.   The market-research company says IT will play a critical role as the traditional grid network evolves into a far more complex system. […]