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Security

SPACS: The 800-pound Gorilla in the PropTech Room

August 9th, 2022
Smart Buildings

The State of SPACs in the Smart Building & PropTech Space

April 11th, 2022
Security

Tishman Speyer ‘Latches’ on to the SPAC Bandwagon with Smart Locks

Every startup wants to grow and succeed, and traditionally that would take one of two routes. Either showing enough potential to be acquired by a larger firm that will run it independently or integrate it with its other business units, thereby giving the startup’s shareholders a windfall and giving the startup’s products the chance for […]

Smart Buildings

Who is Investing in Smart Building StartUps?

Investment is the bedrock of startups and ambitious corporations alike. Investment is not evenly spread, however, and the firms that receive a larger share of the investment pie do so because they have sold a good idea and their ability to develop that idea. Because of greater investment, those firms are also more likely to […]

Smart Cities

Tesla to Build the World’s Biggest Virtual Power Plant

Elon Musk and Tesla are never out of the news for long, their regular media coverage usually takes the shape of a world’s first, biggest, or fastest. So it wasn’t a surprise, when late last week Tesla Energy announced their involvement in another mega-project – the biggest virtual power plant (VPP) in the world. “Supply […]

Smart Cities

Japan Tests Virtual Power Plants with Potential Capacity on Unprecedented Scales

In the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, the Japanese government embarked upon the largest deregulation of any electricity market worldwide. Through their restructuring they not only want to push away from nuclear energy, but also to promote renewable energy and help modernize the Japanese electric grid by introducing competitive services and flexible […]

Smart Cities

Virtual Power Plants: Our Energy Future is Distributed, Efficient and Intelligent

Supply and demand resources can work together rather than against each other in the modern energy system. New technologies and greater intelligence are redefining the supply – demand relationship; increasing efficiency, enabling distributed generation and reducing overall consumption. At the forefront of this evolution is the Virtual Power Plant (VPP). VPPs take advantage of information […]

Smart Cities

The Future Looks Bright For Energy Storage

“Energy storage is the only technology that can use energy generated during low cost off-peak periods to serve load during expensive peak periods, thereby improving the overall utilization and economics of the electric grid,” states a recent Massachusetts Energy Storage Initiative report that encourages the wide-scale deployment of energy to meet grid demands. Recognizing that […]

Smart Cities

California Sparks the Energy Storage Revolution

For years we have been hearing about energy storage and how it will revolutionise the power sector. The key piece of the power puzzle, which will bring together smart building, smart grids, and renewable energy, into a fully functional and self-reliant system. Year after year we anticipate that revolution but it still hasn’t really taken […]

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