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Top 10 Smart Grid Blog Posts of 2010

By Rick Nicholson

Yesterday I compiled a list of the most popular clean energy blog posts of 2010 in the IDC Energy Insights community.  Today it's time to do the same for our smart grid blog.  As with the clean energy blog, I do this partially because it's expected, partially because it's fun and partially because we can infer which topics were the most important to our followers. Our top smart grid blog post involved GridPoint, the highly hyped and well funded smart grid vendor that probably holds a record for bu


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Top 10 Clean Energy Blog Posts of 2010

By Rick Nicholson

As the beginning of 2011 approaches it's time to look back at 2010 and see which clean energy blog posts in the IDC Energy Insights community were the most popular - partially because it's expected, partially because it's fun and partially because we can infer which topics were the most important to our followers. As was the case with a number of other clean energy blogs that we follow, our top blog post involved Bloom Energy, the highly hyped fuel cell vendor.  I personally wouldn't read too much into


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This is my second in a series of posts on trends in solar PV. This week I am conducting a 1 minute poll (to take it on a smartphone, click here) to capture reader input on the first of the trends: the trend towards a single dominant PV cell chemistry. All respondents who complete the survey and provide an email address will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate.


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Today NASA announced the signing of a Space Act Agreement with the Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology (CAMT) to create a Technology Acceleration Program aimed at the commercialization of aerospace and clean energy technologies.  The program, which is also being supported by the State of Colorado and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), aims to expedite product development from an average of five years to as little as 18 months and create 10,000 new jobs in the state.


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My Home Energy Monitor: Part 6 (End of the Road)

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This is the last blog post on my experience with my home energy monitor.  Just to remind everyone, I got the monitor at the begining of this past summer.  It works by collecting interval data from two CTs that I clipped around the main power cables in my distribution panel.  The data is sent via a wireless connection to the display unit in my house.  I also have a web bridge that transmits the data to Google's servers so I can analyze and view the data using Google PowerMeter.  I do


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IBM Turns its Headquarters into a Smart Building

By Meredith Whalen

I recently toured IBM's headquarters in Armonk, NY.  The 280,000 square foot facility that was built in 1997 during the Lou Gerstner era, is currently serving as a pilot project for IBM's soon-to-be launched Smart Building solution. For an investment of under $200,000 (plus many hours from IBM software engineers), IBM has transformed the building into a smart building.



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