How Innovative Is Amazon Echo Show?

The Issue With Amazon’s Echo Show When I first saw the Amazon Echo Show I had two (negative) gut reactions This is not innovation! I hope this bombs because it’s just an IPad with voice control on a black box. If…
Using Technology To Bring Empathy Into The Power Industry

It’s a great time to be working on innovation in the power sector. Technology advancements that were once thought to be fringe (to the sector), are now coming mainstream. Utilities are starting to develop their solar panel deployment strategies as…
Booking Your Vacation in 2020

How did you book your last vacation to a place you’d never been before? You decided you were going to spend $X for the trip. You searched for a flight on any one of the hundreds of flight booking sites. You…
Your Quick Guide to Smart Cities

We are in the early days of a transformation of our cities from dumb to smart.  Whether we know or like it our cities are being kitted up with sensors, cameras and all forms of data gathering devices. The technology…
Four Cleantech Business You Should Start Now!

I’m still baffled by how little attention technology startups and their investors pay to the energy/utility industry. And it’s not just me. There are at least 17 utilities with market caps over $5Bn begging for innovative new products/services. How about…
YOUTILITY: The Era Of Personal Power

Over the last few months I’ve written posts about the future utility and smart cities with a perspective that our current utility will play a key role in what this future utility will look like. My thinking has been that, due…
The Hidden Issues With The ‘Solar Revolution’

When I start getting emails from people I don’t know asking me if they should apply for one of the ~470 vacancies at Solarcity I get excited. But I also get worried. I’m excited that solar energy, a renewable source of energy, is seeing amazing…