Engerati’s week in energy: microgrids, power-to-gas and 10 companies to watch in 2015

September 17, 2014
Businesses are constantly evolving and reinventing themselves to stay ahead in today’s competitive and fast changing environment? Why should utilities – which need to be run on a sound business ba...

Internet of Things: one remote to control a whole home, thanks to Zigbee Alliance

September 16, 2014
Wireless organisation the ZigBee Alliance has ratified a new standard for remote control applications in smart home products that is available now for download by developers. Using radio frequency ...

Smart home: SMA’s storage system launches in Australia

September 12, 2014
German renewable energy company SMA Solar Technology AG has launched its home energy storage system in Australia.  Distributed through national solar provider Energy Matters, the Flexible Storage Sy...

Lithium-ion battery market to surge by 2020, predicts report

September 5, 2014
The demand for energy storage in smart grid and renewable energy systems will be a key driver for the growth of the lithium-ion battery market over the next 5 to 7 years, according to a new report fro...

Electric vehicles: BMW tests out EPRI’s demand charging platform

August 6, 2014
Non-profit organisation Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is working with car manufacturer BMW to test an electric-vehicle integration platform designed to help utilities manage when plug-in e...

Wave and tidal power in the energy mix: what is the potential?

July 18, 2014
Wave and tidal power has the potential to contribute significant amounts to the overall energy mix, according to the Electric Power Research Institute which carried out extensive research and publish...

Threats to the utility market: how solar and energy storage will disrupt status quo

July 16, 2014
As recently reported on Engerati, analysts in the credit research division of Barclays investment bank warns that the cost-effectiveness of self-generation and storage technologies will create a huge ...

Wind power: Denmark uses excess energy for power-to-gas project

July 14, 2014
Denmark will use excess wind power in a commercial-scale €6.7 million power-to-gas project developed by the pan-European BioCat Consortium.  The 1 MW facility will use excess wind energy to prod...