Smart Technology; Changes and the Consumer

Thu 08 Nov 2012
The traditional structure of the customer domain reduces the end-user to a passive consumer of energy. In the foreseeable future, the smart grid will bring about two key changes in the consumer’s role within the energy sector: local microgeneration and electricity storage.

Is the UK Full Of Wind?

Thu 08 Nov 2012
As the UK and the global renewables sector celebrates the launch of the world’s largest offshore windfarm, the London Array, Tory energy minister John Hayes ruins the festivities by announcing that the UK has had enough of the “relentless march of onshore wind farms.”

Sweden Imports Trash for Power

Wed 31 Oct 2012
Sweden’s highly successful recycling program has led to near-empty landfills which is a problem for a country that relies on trash for power.

Squaring the data , analytics and processing circle: the elements of a solution.

Wed 31 Oct 2012
The bottom line is that traditional enterprise database technologies will no longer suffice. The volume and complexity of data, when coupled with the levels of performance demanded from systems that use such data, have reached a point where simply spending more doing the same things better, faster, in greater volume has a marginal return.