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Uber vs. Google: Electric Vehicles Are About To Get Really Interesting

April 29, 2015 by Deborah Lawrence

You pick up your cell phone and open the Uber app. Within minutes a car drives up to collect you. Sounds simple and it is. It has also been one of the most disruptive events in decades. Now just imagine if Uber were to get disrupted itself within the next five to ten years.[read more]

Advanced Energy Technology of the Week: Distribution Automation and Network Efficiency

March 28, 2015 by Maria Robinson

Networking and Automation


In recent years, many transmission networks have been upgraded with new sensors and automated control equipment, which allow for more efficient centralized control. Distribution networks, however, are further behind in deploying these systems, which could improve system operations.[read more]

CES Sells Consumers on the Effortlessly Automated Smart Home

January 17, 2015 by Katherine Tweed

Amidst all of the tech, the intelligent, connected house was a top draw at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. The evolution of the past few years has brought smart home technologies from the wealthy fringe to stuff that people are already buying, and not just playing with on the show floor of CES.[read more]


Self-Driving Car Technology's Benefits, Potential Risks, and Solutions

August 19, 2014 by John Miller

Future Cars and Future Effects

Developing ‘self-driving’ or ‘autonomous’ car technologies can make on-road travel safer and more efficient. What are the major challenges and needed improvements to successfully develop and market this very promising and innovative technology?[read more]

Workflow Automation and Green Button Data Cut Soft Costs From Residential Solar

June 27, 2014 by Herman Trabish

Solar Energy and Information Innovation

The solar industry’s drive to reduce soft costs has produced a new variation on sales workflow automation. EnACT, a just-launched software-as-a-service (SaaS) for solar, aims to streamline interactions between potential customers and providers of residential solar or energy efficiency.[read more]