Lighting Systems News

  • Plug-In Electric Truck Designed To Keep the Lights on During Outages

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated (EDI) unveiled the utility industry's first plug-in electric hybrid (PHEV) Class 6 truck featuring technology that has the potential to fundamentally change how the utility manages planned and unplanned outages. The vehicle, developed by EDI in partnership with PG&E, features a plug-in electric hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • SMUD Announces New Energy Management Solutions Program

    SMUD announced that it has launched a new Energy Management Solutions (EMS) pilot program customized for its small and mid-sized commercial customers. The new program is designed to provide customers with automated management of energy consumption and visibility into facility and equipment health through cloud-based tools and a mobile application. This technology enables improved control of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • GridPoint Partners with SMUD to Deliver Energy Solutions for Small, Medium Business

    GridPoint has announced a partnership with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), an electric service provider based in Sacramento, CA, to deliver a new Energy Management Solutions (EMS) program to small and medium-sized commercial utility customers. SMUD customers that implement the program will gain automated management of their energy consumption through on-site hardware, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 10 Smart Energy Startups Worth Watching in 2017

    “Tomorrow’s energy is decentralised, decarbonised and digital,” says Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator Director Freerk Bisschop. As an energy professional, staying updated with the latest industry trends also means keeping an eye on the up-and-coming energy innovators. ...


    By DEXMA

  • Panasonic and Silver Spring Networks extend Smart City reach through new alliance

    Panasonic CityNOW, a business of Panasonic Corporation of North America, and Silver Spring Networks, recently announced a new go-to-market alliance that leverages Silver Spring's Starfish Internet of Things (IoT) platform and CityNOW's portfolio of solutions for cities, real estate developers, utilities, and other smart city customers. CityNOW integrates best-in-class Panasonic and third-party ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Color Producing LEDs versus Colored Lighting Gels

    Color manipulation is an important feature in commercial lighting systems. In the film industry, there are two ways to achieve colored lighting: RGB LEDs and colored gels. Deciding which method to apply strictly depends on the lighting objectives of the operator and the type of fixtures being used on the set. This article dives into the mechanisms of both light color manipulation ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Carbon Arc Lights: History, Transformation and Applications

    Before the introduction of incandescent bulbs and LEDs, carbon arc lamps ruled the commercial lighting sector. Previously, the outdated luminaries were used to light up streets, support filming projects and illuminate local landmarks for travelers. The fixtures helped kick start the electric lighting era by encouraging the development of commercial units, including early motion picture Kliegl ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Scientists shed light on why people with lung conditions are vulnerable to air pollution

    Researchers in Japan have been investigating why air pollution is particularly harmful to people with lung conditions. Being exposed to air pollution can trigger symptoms among people with lung conditions, such as asthma attacks, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations, difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing and irritation. However, the bodily mechanisms that lead to this ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • DOE Announces Nearly $20 Million to Accelerate Energy Efficient Transportation and Systems

    On December 15, the Energy Department announced $19.7 million, subject to appropriations, to support research and development of advanced vehicle technologies, including batteries, lightweight materials, and advanced combustion engines, as well as innovative technologies for energy efficient mobility. Investments in advanced, energy efficient transportation technologies and systems are seen as ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Green Light For Europe`s Most Advanced Gas Engine Cogeneration Plant

    In mid-November, Stadtwerke Kiel gave the go-ahead for the construction of a pioneering gas engine cogeneration plant and commissioned the general contractor Kraftanlagen München (KAM) with the implementation. The cooperation contracts were signed back in August 2015. The power station is scheduled to be connected to the grid in the autumn of 2018. With this project, KAM demonstrates its ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • FAA Miramar Solves 24/7 Energy Needs with Solar Carports

    Solar carports at the FAA facility in Miramar. Engineering and construction by Independent Energy Solutions (IES) of Vista, California. SunPower supplied the 2,800+ modules that cover the carports and are estimated to generate over 1.6 million kilowatt hours of energy per year, saving the facility nearly $50,000 every month. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Control is an ...

  • No “Tail-Light Warranty” here!

    Some bolted steel tank companies’ warranty lasts only as long as you can see the taillights on their trucks as they leave the job site. We take great pride in the quality of our bolted tanks and the skill of our tank installation teams. Superior Tank Co., ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Harris Corporation and Florida Power & Light Partner for Advanced Communications Network

    October 21, 2016 -- Harris Corporation and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) are partnering to create an advanced digital system that will enhance communications for FPL's extensive operations, which serve approximately 10 million people throughout the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NEC Energy Solutions to Supply Largest Battery Grid Energy Storage Installation in New England

    NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES), a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, recently announced that it is supplying the Sterling Municipal Light Department (SMLD) of Sterling, MA with a 2 MW, 3.9MWh GSS grid energy storage solution. Once complete in December of this year, it will be the largest battery-based energy storage system installed in New England and the first utility scale project in Massachusetts. ...


    By NEC Energy Solutions

  • NEC Energy Solutions to Supply Largest Battery Grid Energy Storage Installation in New England

    EC Energy Solutions (NEC ES), a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, recently announced that it is supplying the Sterling Municipal Light Department (SMLD) of Sterling, MA with a 2 MW, 3.9MWh GSS grid energy storage solution. Once complete in December of this year, it will be the largest battery-based energy storage system installed in New England and the first utility scale project in Massachusetts. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • HubBoxes, Gateways, and a SPARC to light your way

    Well, it’s been a while since we’ve posted an update here, and that’s because we’ve been working like crazy on a brand new, totally revamped, hardware/software platform. It’s a line of fully autonomous wireless algae pond and PBR monitoring and control systems. This new hardware line is in a word, awesome, and customers are loving it. We’ve now incorporated ...


    By Algae Lab Systems

  • PowerCell gets order and signs a memorandum of understanding with a Chinese company specialized in fuel cell applications for commercial light-duty trucks

    The Nordic leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has received an order and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Chinese company focusing on green energy solutions, specialized in fuel cell applications for commercial light-duty trucks. The two companies see potential of cooperation within Range Extenders, REX, for commercial light-duty electrified distribution vehicles. They ...


    By PowerCell Sweden AB

  • Any colour you like as long as it is from AES Solar

    AES Solar are delighted to have recently launched a service to custom build solar thermal panels from our Endurance range. Not only can the shape be altered to accommodate difficult roof areas, the frame can be any colour you like. This opens up all sorts of possibilities for architects, designers and specifiers. Taking our standard sizes and designs, these can be altered to meet specific ...


    By AES Ltd

  • NREL Discovery Creates Future Opportunity in Quantum Computing

    Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered a use for perovskites that runs counter to the intended usage of the hybrid organic-inorganic material. Considerable research at NREL and elsewhere has been conducted into the use of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites as a solar cell. Perovskite systems have been shown to be highly efficient at ...

  • Sharp mulls China solar cell market entry

    Under its new Taiwanese ownership, Sharp’s solar division has begun exploring international solar cell supply opportunities, and recently revealed that it is assessing the markets of the Philippines, Indonesia, Mongolia and across Europe. This week, as reported by the Nikkei, Sharp has also begun conducting market research into the viability of supplying into China – the ...


    By pv magazine

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