Proponents of software defined networks tout benefits in manageability, security, ease of deployment and reconfiguration.   On paper, a number of these benefits look great.   To move from a hypothesis to delivering the potential benefits, Federal Agencies are experimenting with the architecture now.   Additionally, there may be opportunities for companies to…

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Solar and storage can work together to form an effective renewable, distributed generation solution, and Japan and Panasonic in particular are driving hard to make it happen.   However, there are still plenty of opportunities in this. From Panasonic’s  manager: “That’s supported the deployment of battery systems in about 15,000 homes across the country, he…

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One person’s threat is another person’s opportunity.   If Tesla spurs the continued downward trend of Li-on prices in general, it should open up a lot of opportunity for distributed storage in ways currently unimaginable to most. Tesla’s Giga Battery Factory Threatens the Auto, Utility and Building Controls Markets : Greentech Media.

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Nice find from Craig Evans, CEO of ESS.   Looks to me like grid-scale storage is starting to gain serious traction as a means to better balance the mix of renewable generation going onto grids. California, NYC and Kauai Unleash Energy Storage With New Incentives and RFPs : Greentech Media.

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We’re pleased to share that Software Diligence Services client PerceivIt, has made it into the semi-final round at Angel Oregon 2014. PerceivIt, a new start-up founded by Jonah Peskin, makes Internet-connected sensor solutions to add real-time field data to business software for increased operational insight & efficiency.    This is an IoT play in SmartGrid/Energy…

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