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LG to Introduce Next-Gen Smart TV

LG will introduce its new smart TV platform WebOS 2.0 at the upcoming International Consumer Electronics Show. The technology is building on key features currently found on first generation smart television. LG touted its previous WebOS smart TV operating system as having a simpler and more intuitive user interface, in an effort to set itself…

SunPower Invests in Tendril’s Smart Energy Platform

SunPower has announced plans to license Tendril’s energy services management (ESM) platform software as part of a $20 million growth capital investment into Tendril. The ESM platform is expected to drive the development of new smart energy applications for both consumers and utilities. According to SunPower, “Combining the unique functionality of the Tendril ESM Platform…

New York Announces New Smart Energy Initiatives

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced new reforms designed to promote clean and sustainable energy, including increasing net metering caps from 3 percent to 6 percent, which will broadening access to the benefits of clean power; an energy management program for Con Edison that will offer more clean energy for customers; strengthened demand…

Ford Merges Renewable Energy with Clever Marketing

The Ford Motor Company is collaborating with Wind Energy Corporation to deliver an innovative new hybrid: micro wind turbines that double as a marketing strategy. The goal is to provide renewable power to dealerships and attract forward-thinking customers with one creative concept. Wind Energy is expected to invest nearly $750,000 to install wind sail and…

ABB and Hitachi Partner on Power Grid Venture

ABB and Hitachi have formed a joint venture for high voltage direct current (HVDC) system solutions in Japan. The new Tokyo-based company will be responsible for the design, engineering, supply, and after-sales services related to the DC system of HVDC projects. The collaboration is subject to the necessary approvals and statutory procedures. Hitachi chairman and…

Ghana Utility Hopes Smart Meters Will Help Curb Power Theft

Kamstrup has delivered 30,000 smart meters with prepayment functionality to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). The meters are connected with NURI Telecom’s prepaid AMR system using GPRS and Zigbee Alliance communication standards. The utility believes the smart technology will help reduce energy theft and revenue losses. ECG has experienced numerous instances of customers tampering…