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Thinking Outside the Green Box

While renewable energy and smart devices are helping use our resources more effectively and efficiently, human ingenuity is coming up with innovative ways to make out environment greener. For example an Istanbul, Turkey-based company named Pugedon has introduced smart recycling boxes that will dispense fresh dog food in exchange for recycling plastic bottles. The idea…

ABB and Volvo Partner on Electric, Hybrid Bus Systems

ABB is teaming with Volvo Buses to develop and commercialize electric and hybrid buses with open standards-based direct current (DC) fast charging systems. The goal is a standardized quick charging system for electric and electric hybrid buses. This approach is based on internationally accepted standards that facilitate maximum re-use of existing e-mobility technologies. Volvo’s new…

Cyan, Ecolibrium Team on Smart Meter Solution

Continuing its push in India, Cyan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) Ecolibrium Energy to develop, market, and deploy integrated smart metering solutions in the country. Acting as a consortium, the companies will integrate Cyan’s sub GHz wireless communication platform that delivers last mile connectivity with Ecolibrium’s GridSense smart grid platform. The full solution…

British Gas to Deploy Elster Smart Gas Meters

British Gas Business (BGB) has selected Elster’s advanced gas metering soultion. The agreement calls for Elster to provide over the next three years up to 100,000 of its next generation range of themis diaphragm gas meters, with flexible embedded GPRS communications and Zone 0 ATEX accreditation. In addition, Elster will also supply its RABO range…

Pittsburgh Selects Sensus Smart Water Solution

The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) has selected Sensus to provide the utility with the FlexNet communication network  meter data management software, and a customer portal—a smart water network solution combined with data analytics technologies. According to Sensus, the FlexNet system “is a long-range radio network that serves as a dedicated and secure two-way communications…

Enel Green Power Announces Uruguay Wind Farm

Enel Green Power (EGP) has begun construction of its first wind farm in Uruguay. The Melowind facility is located in the Cerro Largo area, about 320 kilometres (198 miles) from the country’s capital and largest city, Montevideo. The new wind farm will cost a reported $98 million. The wind farm is part of Uruguay’s National…