The IP-based GridRouter might give cautious consumer electronics companies more confidence about jumping on the smart-grid bandwagon.
Smart-meter provider SmartSynch gets $20 million in funding, led by Credit Suisse.
Company introduces network control device and software platform designed to collect data from smart meters and sensors and automate jobs on local grid power distribution loops.
SmartSync's meters to supply the public with play-by-play power consumption of buildings on University of Mississippi's campus as part of green effort.
Consolidation comes to green tech: Oil refiner Valero snaps up the ethanol refineries of bankrupt VeraSun while solar developer Recurrent Energy buys another company's project pipeline.
Utilities are at the forefront of energy efficiency and smart-grid technology deployment--and when it comes to plug-in hybrids, the grid had better be modernized.