Engerati’s week in energy: the global growth of microgrids

October 22, 2014
Communities are taking back control of their own power generation, storage and consumption. The benefits of on-site generation, storage and transmission are clear and the trend is travelling fast ...

Engerati’s week in energy: securing smart grids from cyber attacks

October 14, 2014
Most users of PCs are aware of the need for anti-virus software to combat threats from the internet. But surprisingly the same awareness doesn’t yet seem to extend to the smart grid and broader ...

Engerati’s week in energy: Data analytics will drive the modern power grid

September 29, 2014
Data analytics will drive the modern power grid. This is a self-evident realisation as nearly every conversation around integrating renewables, energy storage, microgrids and other modern challenges s...

Engerati’s week in energy: microgrids, energy efficiency and demand response

September 25, 2014
Russia’s response to sanctions may well be a good thing for Europe as the region begins to work towards improving its energy efficiency levels. Europe saw a major dip in gas supplies (up to 45 p...

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...