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Smart Battery Brings New Energy to Home and Industry

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July 23, 2012
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An Israeli company has developed a new energy storage system capable of communicating with other elements of the power grid. The firm, Nation-E says its battery technology stores, manages and distributes energy, potentially cutting consumers' electricity costs and allowing solar and wind power to be used more effectively.


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Thailand Climate Protection Through Energy Efficiency

Thailand Climate Protection Through Energy Efficiency

Deutsche Welle (Mar. 13, 2012) Thailand needs ever more energy for its industry. It already imports up to 10 percent of its electricity. The growth of industry is bringing a sharp rise in greenhouse gas emissions. Now a German-Thai project funded by the International Climate Protection Initiative is working for a more efficient use of energy, thereby contributing to climate protection.The Thai government has a long-term goal of "Low-Carbon Industry". It is collaborating with Germany in the umbrella organization "Energy Efficiency for Small and Medium Enterprises" on several pilot energy-efficiency projects in small and mid-sized companies. The Environment Ministry holds consultations regularly. The aim is to cooperate with German experts and develop an "Energy Use and Climate Protection Plan" for Thailand's economy.
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The Home of the Future on Display in Tokyo

The Home of the Future on Display in Tokyo

EFE (May 24, 2013) The home of the future is on display in Tokyo, and its being shown on the artificial island of Odaiba, the venue for the so-called "Smart House" trade fair, an open house, so to speak, for the home industry's latest gadgets.
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Sneak Peek Inside the Home of the Future

Sneak Peek Inside the Home of the Future

AP (Mar. 26, 2013) The home of the future looks like a smart place to be. Everything from smart doorbells and ovens to new ways of charging your portable gadgets are just a touchpad away.
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Google's Acquisition of Nest Closes the Loop on the Smart Home

Google's Acquisition of Nest Closes the Loop on the Smart Home

TheStreet (Jan. 14, 2014) Google's acquisition of Nest completes the circle of connectivity. Google Glass was already able to speak to cars like the Mercedes Benz, so extending that reach to Nest completes the loop. Other smart home companies like Control4Home also work with many mobile devices to keep the inter-connectivity loop complete. Control4Home works with 7500 different devices and recently partnered with Tivo to connect home to phone to TV. The idea is to have a complete connection between car, home and phone.
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