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Smart city communication networks market will surpass US$3.5 billion in annual revenues by 2020, says firm

Apr 9, 15:29

Smart cities are, by definition, connected cities. Most of the innovations in energy, transportation, and the efficient delivery of public services associated with smart cities rely...

Commercial building energy efficiency retrofits will surpass US$127 billion in annual market value by 2023, says firm

Apr 8, 14:15

Residential and commercial buildings account for 35-40% of total energy consumption worldwide. Commercial buildings, in particular, consume large amounts of energy related to heating/ventilation/air...

Utility spending on smart grid IT systems will total nearly US$140 billion from 2014-2022, says firm

Apr 2, 14:58

Utilities have long used information technology (IT) solutions in their businesses – for customer billing, outage responses, and protection and control functions. Only recently,...

Philips and ABB announce collaboration to simplify integration of connected lighting systems

Apr 1, 15:43

ABB, a leading power and automation technology provider, and Royal Philips have announced a collaboration to simplify the integration of connected lighting systems and building device...

Global wind power market declines 20% in 2013, says Navigant Research

Mar 31, 14:22

Driven by government incentives and by falling prices of electricity generated by wind turbines, the global wind industry expanded steadily, and dramatically, from 2004-2012. In 2013,...

Nanogrid market to reach nearly US$60 billion in annual vendor revenues by 2023, says Navigant

Mar 25, 15:54

At its essence, a nanogrid is simply a small microgrid, typically serving a single building or a single load. Nanogrids, however, have the ability to fill increasingly important niches...

Smart building technology spending to reach US$21.9 billion in 2017, says IDC

Mar 24, 14:12

Global smart building technology spending is expected to grow from US$7.3 billion in 2014 to US$21.9 billion in 2018, representing a 28.4% CAGR, according to IDC.

Cellular communications nodes for smart grids to surpass US$348 million in annual revenues by 2020, says firm

Mar 21, 10:47

Utilities have a number of options for connecting endpoints, or nodes, on the power grid, including power line communications, fiber, or copper leased line networks, as well as wireless...

Advanced sensors for smart buildings will reach nearly US$3.7 billion in annual revenues by 2020, says firm

Mar 20, 14:39

Rising energy costs and tightening government regulations are creating an increased focus on using energy efficiency to save both money and energy. Much of that focus centers on commercial...

Installed base of smart water meters will surpass 153 million by 2022, says firm

Mar 19, 13:49

Traditionally a conservative business, the water utility industry is being forced into change by growing demand, aging infrastructure, and tougher environmental targets. Smart water...

Smart city technology investment in Asia Pacific to total US$63 billion from 2014-2023, says firm

Mar 18, 14:42

The list of problems facing contemporary city dwellers and officials in Asia Pacific includes rapid urbanization, stressed city finances, inadequate infrastructure, rising energy...

Energy management for the hospitality industry to reach nearly US$970 million in annual market value by 2020, says firm

Mar 14, 10:28

Although energy management technology has been available for almost 20 years, the hospitality segment has been slow to adopt. That is beginning to change, as hotel operators look...

Utility spending on asset management and grid monitoring technology will reach nearly US$50 billion through 2023, says firm

Mar 10, 15:42

Most utilities today handle asset management with what amounts to a run-to-fail strategy. Despite the growing availability of new solutions, many utilities have not yet incorporated...

Home energy management systems will reach US$2.8 billion in annual revenues by 2020, says firm

Mar 7, 12:02

Until 2012, home energy management (HEM) systems, which help residential customers monitor and adjust their energy use, struggled to gain market traction. More recently, however,...

Energy efficient buildings technology and services in Asia Pacific to reach US$92 billion in annual values by 2022, says firm

Mar 6, 15:50

Asia Pacific represents a major portion of global real estate, with about 40% of the world's building stock. While construction rates have slowed since the financial crash of 2008,...

More than 100 new high-voltage direct current electricity transmission lines will be constructed worldwide from 2013-2020, says firm

Mar 5, 14:18

Although alternating current (AC) lines have been the dominant form of electricity transmission for decades, the adoption of high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission is growing...

Microinverters and DC power optimizers to be critical to grid-scale integration, says firm

Feb 27, 13:57

One part power electronics and one part networking and communications technology, microinverters and DC optimizers (commonly referred to as module-level power electronics, or MLPEs)...

Brazil will have more wind power capacity installed by 2022 than all other Latin America nations combined, says firm

Feb 20, 14:31

Latin America has become one of the hottest growth markets for the wind energy industry. Wind power development in Brazil, in particular, is growing rapidly and will provide the bulk...

Renewable energy will supply at least 5% of power demand for the mining industry by 2022, says firm

Feb 18, 15:36

The mining industry, which uses tremendous amounts of energy each year, is on the verge of changing the way it manages energy. More remote operations, rising energy prices, and the...

Industrial combined heat and power market to reach nearly US$30 billion by 2023, says firm

Feb 10, 14:35

One of the most mature distributed generation segments, the industrial combined heat and power (CHP), or cogeneration, market represents slightly less than 6% of global installed...

Energy harvesting systems will reach nearly US$375 million in annual revenues by 2020, says firm

Feb 7, 12:18

Energy harvesting systems, which convert ambient energy to usable electrical energy, offer an attractive alternative to battery power for portable devices. Using a variety of energy...

Fastest growth in wind power will occur in emerging markets, says firm

Feb 6, 16:11

Several factors, including austerity measures implemented in a number of Europe-based economies and boom-and-bust cycles in the US caused by fluctuating policy on production tax credits,...

Energy storage to become a key part of microgrid deployments in the decade ahead, says firm

Feb 5, 14:36

The microgrid market is expected to expand rapidly over the next 10 years, bringing with it increased demand for energy storage associated with these systems. Energy storage systems...

Wah Lee to see strong sales of silicon wafers in 1Q14

Feb 5, 14:22

Semiconductor material distributor Wah Lee Industrial is expected to see its revenues decrease within a range of 5% in the first quarter of 2014 thanks to strong sales of silicon...

Total remote microgrid capacity to more than triple by 2020, says firm

Jan 24, 15:07

Remote microgrids target niche markets, such as mines and other commodity extraction facilities not connected to an existing grid, physical islands, rural villages in the developing...

Shipments of communications nodes for commercial building automation systems to surpass US$380 million by 2021, says firm

Jan 21, 14:03

Integrated building management and building automation systems (BASs) rely on networks of sensors, switches, fans, alarms, and other devices, along with powerful software tools, to...

Microgrid market will reach nearly US$20 billion in annual revenues by 2020, says firm

Jan 10, 14:34

During the last few years, the pace of microgrid deployment has accelerated rapidly around the world, in a variety of application segments. Now, the industry is moving into the next...

Taiwan to open 4th nuclear power plant in 2105, says MOEA

Jan 8, 14:23

The first generator of Taiwan's fourth nuclear power plant located in the northeastern coast is expected to come into operation in 2015, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs...

Utility spending on smart grid IT systems to reach nearly US$20 billion by 2022, says firm

Jan 7, 15:30

The expectations for the many smart grid projects that have rolled out over the last few years are high. Yet, without intelligence and systems that know what to do with the data generated,...

Smart glass costs to fall 50% by 2022, says firm

Dec 31, 11:30

Smart glass, which can vary the light transmittance and thermal properties of windows in response to changing conditions, is a premium building product. Prices to the end user are...

Taiwan energy program aims at energy self-sufficiency

Dec 31, 11:09

Taiwan's National Science and Technology Program-Energy (NSTPE) will implement its second phase during 2014-2018 with an annual investment of NT$5 billion (US$167 million) in energy...

NXP Semiconductors to establish JV with Datang Telecom

Dec 3, 16:10

NXP Semiconductors and Datang Telecom Technology have jointly announced the establishment of a joint venture, which the companies claimed is the first true automotive semiconductor...

HVDC electricity transmission technology revenues will total nearly US$57 billion from 2013-2020, says firm

Nov 27, 14:40

Since the advent of the electricity grid, most grids have been built using alternating current (AC) transmission systems. At present, however, driven by growth in electricity demand,...

Building energy management software will nearly triple in annual revenues by 2020, says firm

Nov 21, 14:15

Software is transforming the way energy is used and managed in buildings. A combination of factors, including increased knowledge of the building stock within the industry, the higher...

ITRI launches Taiwan 2050 Calculator

Nov 19, 13:54

The Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on November 18 announced the launch of Taiwan 2050 Calculator, a simulation model to analyze consequences...

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    Maxim Newport smart meter reference design

    The Maxim Newport reference design is a fully running electricity meter. With this reference design Maxim can demonstrate how it can make the core chip, as well as all the chips that...

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