LED technology company Cree has been a big beneficiary of the energy-efficient lighting retrofit movement across cities, campus, offices and industrial spaces. Now it is reaching for a piece of the wireless controls market, which could grow to $2.7 billion annually by 2020, according to projections by Navigant Research.Read More
We invited a few CEOs and investors to gaze into their crystal balls and tell us what they think is in store for the solar industry in 2014. Here’s Clean Power Finance CEO Nat Kreamer’s take:Read More
The term “demand response” is so 2010. It’s still the phrase the industry throws around to describe shedding load when the grid needs some help. But these days, it’s so much more.Read More
NextEnergy supports three prize winners at
Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
Covaron Advanced Materials wins second overall, REL Inc. wins third overall,
and Inmatech Inc. wins Alternative Energy Sector
Detroit, Mich., November 15, 2013 – Over 50 Michigan entrepreneurs pitched their businesses during the semi-final round of the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, which took place in Detroit earlier this week. NextEnergy provides ongoing support to 11 of the companies that made it to the semi-finals, and three of those companies took home cash prizes totaling $175,000.
NextEnergy acts as “air traffic controller”
connecting Navitas to new opportunities in the State
Detroit, Mich., November 13, 2013 – Navitas Systems, LLC recently announced they will be expanding operations and relocating their Ann Arbor operations within Pittsfield Charter Township, investing $9.3 million and creating 125 jobs over the coming four years.
Like the tide washing upon the shore, new technologies are gradually eroding electric utility revenues. These new products enable consumers to use cleaner energy and use it more efficiently. Electric utilities worry this trend will ravage their industry just as wireless technology convulsed the telecommunications industry. The utility industry urges its members to stem the tide by, among other things, increasing consumers’ net metering costs.
Colleges and universities historically have not viewed their operations and impacts through the lens of sustainability. That’s surprising considering the volume of energy consumed and waste produced on a daily basis by students and faculty.Read More
Apple introduced eight iPhones in the last six years. Smartphone makers such as Samsung, Nokia and LG flaunt their new devices as well. Have you fallen for the near-annual come-ons? Answer by going to that drawer where you have laid to rest all your fond hardware memories — your once beloved Blackberry and first iPhone. They no longer look as gorgeous as they once did, do they?Read More
When most people think of office buildings, comfort doesn’t normally come to mind.
Commercial buildings that have building management systems are generally focused on mechanical and energy optimization. Systems have predetermined schedules and temperature settings independent of the behaviors and preferences of those who occupy each space. Even the most efficient commercial office buildings are typically energy data-centric because that is how their systems are designed.Read More
Technology vendors are frustrated because building owners don’t greenlight excellent sustainability proposals. Owners are frustrated because vendors present programs no CFO could accept.
But the problem often isn’t the technology; it’s the pitch.Read More