Today in Cleantech

This is a bit disheartening. Katie at Earth2Tech educates us on how the ZigBee-enabled smart grid revolution will go down.  And for those hoping for a running start, the news isn’t good. Utilities won’t be switching on ZigBee communications immediately following their smart meter roll-outs. Though it may seem like some foot-dragging, the reason makes sense: You don’t want to throw open the floodgates without some preparation, especially on something as vital as the electrical grid. So, companies and startups will experience a lag, but on the bright side, they can use the extra time to polish their wares or develop new ones. Here’s hoping that utilities don’t wait too long, though.