Are big data, analytics, and machine learning the answers to reducing the energy consumption of our homes? Yep, according to newly-emerged startup Bidgely that’s backed by Khosla Ventures. In an exclusive interview, Bidgely’s CEO gives GigaOM the details about what it’s been up to.
Sensus is the only one of the big five smart meter giants using a licensed star network, rather than an unlicensed mesh network, to connect smart meters. Now it has $675 million in debt financing to expand that technology.
Grid Net, the smart grid software maker, has officially moved beyond the wireless standard WiMAX and this morning announced that its software now supports the 4G wireless standard LTE (Long Term Evolution), the dominate next-gen wireless standard embraced by U.S. telcos.
Intel has made no secret of its ambition for a fat slice of the home energy management market, but here’s the chip maker’s official play: a hardware design blueprint based on its Atom chip for any manufacturer that wants to build and sell home energy monitoring devices.
Grid Net, a startup that has built a business around utilizing the wireless standard WiMAX for the smart grid, now has a partnership to make smart grid products with the U.S. carrier that has made the biggest bet on WiMAX: Sprint.
Who’s trade marking smart grid terms, tag lines, and products?
The smart grid is a network and one company can’t provide all of the end-to-end gear. That’s why strategic partnerships will be key for companies, particularly startups. This morning Grid Net announced that it’s partnered with software heavyweight Oracle to sell its network and meter management software.
Greenpeace is lauding Apple while chastising Dell this morning. The do-gooders sent out a note pointing out that, while Apple’s iPhone’s are free of chemicals, Dell still hasn’t implemented a previous commitment to eliminate chemicals by the end of 2009.
While Apple has been releasing fancy new products recently, like the iPad and the iPhone 4, this last week something brought my thoughts back sharply to some products that have been languishing for some time without an update.
HomePlug is linking smart meters with homes over electrical wires, and has a few big smart grid vendors — including General Electric and Grid Net — on board. How will powerline technologies compete with wireless in the smart grid to come?