Battery Storage

Smart Cities

Buildings Need to Cement Their Place in the New World of Electric Mobility

November 18th, 2021
Smart Buildings

Will SPACs Offer an Alternative Exit Route for Companies in the Smart Buildings Space?

December 14th, 2020
Smart Cities

Conservative Forecasting is Hiding the Speed of the Energy Storage Revolution

Our power system is evolving. Too slow for some and too fast for others. The evolution is symbolized by renewable energy and the infrastructure necessary to manage its fluctuating electricity supply, but there is more to our power evolution than the grid. Smart buildings, smart cities, smart homes, electric vehicles, district heating, and a range […]

Smart Cities

Energy Harvesting: Scalable Renewable Energy for the IoT

“In the long term, battery technology will not be able to meet the demand being created by the expansion of internet of things (IoT) applications,” James Myers, director of devices and circuits at UK chipmaker Arm’s research and development division. The firm estimates that if each of the trillion or so wireless sensor nodes that […]

Smart Buildings

Turning Entire Cities into Batteries with Energy Storing Cement

Instead of adding batteries to buildings in order to turn them into virtual power plants, what if we could use the building itself to store electricity? That is the thinking behind research at the University of Lancaster in the UK that has come up with a “smart cement” that is able to cost effectively store […]

Smart Cities

A Blueprint for Scalable Virtual Power Plants & A New Energy System

While many people don’t know what a virtual power plant is, those who do still might not realize the scale of the impact they could have on our energy system. One up and coming start-up is showing that virtual power plants aren’t just about turning buildings into power generating facilities but potentially turning real estate […]

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