Celestica Helps Smart Energy Industry OEMs Accelerate Their Energy Storage Roadmap

More governments, businesses and consumers around the world are embracing renewable energy sources, creating significant growth opportunities for smart energy hardware manufacturers. The International Energy Agency forecasts that between now and 2023, renewables, led by solar PV and wind, will see the fastest growth in the electricity sector, and will represent more than 70 percent of global electricity generation growth.

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AV Renewable Energy S.A. (AVRESA)

AV Renewable Energy S.A. (AVRESA) is a GENUINE renewable energy company in Guayaquil, Ecuador. With more than 25 years of experience in creating, developing, applying and managing clean energy our commitment to the environment is present and real. AVRESA manages all renewable energies (solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, mini-hydraulic and tidal/wave power). With a team of professionals leaded by our President and CEO, M.R.E. Alex I. Vargas, we provide clean energy to the residential, commercial and industrial markets.

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Installation of a Solar System in 2021

Article | July 29, 2022

We’ve talked a bit about the functioning of solar panels, the mechanisms behind them, and the best panels suited for the average Indian household. Check them out for the starters. For this article, we’re detailing a complete guide to the components and installation of a solar system. Solar panels are all but a part of the complete setup of a functioning solar system. It is the basic building block of the system, but there’s more to it than just a silicon wafer panel. The other necessary components include Solar Inverters, Batteries (in a select type of system) and Panel Structure/Stands, and other accessories.

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Solar+Storage

ClearVue Solar Glass Greenhouse Officially Opened

Article | June 8, 2022

A high-tech greenhouse comprised mainly of solar glass generating electricity to help run it was officially opened yesterday in Western Australia. ClearVue Technologies Limited’s solar glass involves a nanoparticle interlayer and spectral-selective coating on the rear external surface that enables 70% of natural light to pass through while redirecting infrared and UV light converted to infrared to the edge where it is harvested by solar cells. ClearVue says each 1m2 of its window product is currently rated to generate 30 watts-peak of electric power, but also mentions a new-generation product with the proven ability to generate 40 watts peak per m2 to be available sometime this year.

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Strategy and Best Practices

Indigenous lands can be ground zero for a wind energy boom

Article | July 8, 2022

It all started about four years ago, when SUVs and pickup trucks drove uninvited onto their lands, remembers Olimpia Palmar, a member of the Indigenous Wayúu peoples, who historically have occupied the La Guajira desert in northern Colombia and Venezuela. "We started seeing these arijunas [Wayuúunaiki for non-native peoples] wearing construction helmets and boots and vests, getting out of the cars, checking the desert, and then leaving," she recalls. Word soon began circulating across the Guajira Peninsula, from the rancherías — the community’s rural settlements — to the few urban centers: The arijunas were offering money to those who would let them plant tall, slim towers on their lands to measure the wind. On La Guajira’s dusty earth, where few things grow, towers began to sprout. By 2019, at least 30 wind-measuring towers had risen on Wayúu land, according to a report by Indepaz, a nonprofit research center.

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Energy

AI in the Renewable Energy Sector: Investment Perspective

Article | July 15, 2022

As the worldwide use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the energy market is expected to reach $7.78 billion by 2024, with a CAGR of 22.49% from 2019 to 2024, it is easy to see why it's a popular topic on the minds of many leading brands in the energy sector, as well as investors looking to reap the future perks that AI could bring to the energy industry. According to BIS Research, North America is expected to be the largest market for AI in energy through 2024. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to rise rapidly over the same time due to the rising need for more decentralized power production. Investment Opportunities in AI-based Energy Industry: Economic Visibility AI's economic viability and progress in the energy business can be attributed to numerous factors, including: The desire to increase operational efficiency. Increased interest in energy efficiency. Decentralized electricity generation is being expanded. Battery storage solutions are gaining popularity. Since artificial intelligence has a wide range of applications, there are several investment opportunities in the energy industry. Upstream Oil and Gas Enhance efficiency and decrease downtime, which is critical for hydrocarbon companies owing to volatile oil prices and demand, to lessen the environmental implications of energy generation and consumption. AI Chatbots AI has the potential to enhance interactions between contact centers and consumers. Utilities that outsource to contact center providers can suffer significant fees. This is where AI, particularly when combined with natural language processing (NLP), can assist contact center operators by listening to conversations and automatically noting information in the appropriate apps, helping operators to make calls more reliable, effective, and satisfying to customers. Smart Homes and Cities AI integration benefits smart meters and smart energy management systems as well. Many residences and towns can utilize AI to collect real-time data and apply it in a number of ways to function more effectively and efficiently, enhancing sustainability while also making a living more comfortable and cities more accessible. Monitoring Trends in Energy Generation and Consumption Artificial intelligence is being utilized to assist energy companies and customers in recognizing and tracking patterns in energy generation and consumption. AI, for example, can predict the potential output of a certain wind or solar plant. Closing Lines Banking, finance, and trade are some of the suitable businesses that can profit. For example, AI and machine learning can be used in algorithmic trading, which involves utilizing computer programs to make trades in the energy business at speeds and frequencies that any human trader would consider inconceivable.

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Spotlight

AV Renewable Energy S.A. (AVRESA)

AV Renewable Energy S.A. (AVRESA) is a GENUINE renewable energy company in Guayaquil, Ecuador. With more than 25 years of experience in creating, developing, applying and managing clean energy our commitment to the environment is present and real. AVRESA manages all renewable energies (solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, mini-hydraulic and tidal/wave power). With a team of professionals leaded by our President and CEO, M.R.E. Alex I. Vargas, we provide clean energy to the residential, commercial and industrial markets.

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Vivint Smart Home Brings Smart Energy Production Data to Vivint App

Vivint Smart Home, Inc | November 30, 2022

Vivint Smart Home, Inc. (NYSE: VVNT), a leading smart home company, announced a new feature for Vivint Smart Energy customers that allows them to view solar production data from their solar panels directly in the Vivint app. This feature is the next step in further integrating solar energy into the Vivint Smart Home experience and helping customers achieve a smarter, greener, and safer home that saves them moneyMonitored directly through the Vivint app, Vivint customers will have the ability to view the production of clean energy produced by their solar systems, including data on how much energy their panels generate, insights into how well their energy production is working, their potential savings over using energy from the grid, and what kind of environmental impact their system is having. “Smart Energy has been a major focus for us over the past couple of years as we look to expand our industry-leading smart home experience for our customers,This new integration is another step towards making the home smarter as well as empowering our customers with the data they need to be smarter with their energy use. We’re excited to bring this new feature to customers and look forward to adding more features in the future.” -Evan Pack, senior vice president of energy at Vivint. The new feature integrates solar panel data directly into the Vivint app, so customers are able to view all of the information about their systems in one place, creating a seamless experience and highlighting the value of their solar systems. The feature will be available to existing Vivint customers with an Enphase inverter and to customers with SolarEdge inverters that are installed by Freedom Forever, with plans to expand to additional customers in the near future. Customers will begin seeing their solar data populate in the Vivint app over the coming days. About Vivint Smart Home Vivint is a leading smart home company in the United States. Vivint delivers an integrated smart home system with in-home consultation, professional installation and support delivered by its Smart Home Pros, as well as 24/7 customer care and monitoring. Dedicated to redefining the home experience with intelligent products and services, Vivint serves more than 1.9 million customers throughout the United States. For more information, visit https://www.vivint.com.

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Veritone Joins SEPA and Utility Analytics Institute to Advance Collective Mission to Make Energy Delivery Cleaner, Cheaper & More Reliable

Veritone | December 07, 2021

Veritone, Inc., creator of aiWARE, a hyper-expansive enterprise AI platform, announced that it has joined the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and the Utility Analytics Institute (UAI), leading industry organizations focused on the transformation of utilities. As a member, Veritone will add its strong AI leadership and deep machine learning expertise to help utility decision-makers solve complex challenges resulting from the rise of renewable energy sources, new legislation, climate change, and the global push towards decarbonization. Like many other industries, utilities’ decision-makers and organizations like SEPA and UAI recognize the game-changing capabilities of AI, machine learning, automation, and analytics. Particularly with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Order No. 2222 fostering competition in the wholesale energy market taking effect February 2022, there is no better time than now for Veritone to join these forward-thinking organizations. With our AI-driven energy solutions, together, we can fast-track our collective mission to make power delivery greener, cheaper, and more reliable as the nation transitions to a decarbonized future. Sean McEvoy, SVP, Energy Solutions, Veritone. Globally, we are going through an energy transition, shifting from fossil-based energy production and consumption systems to renewable energy sources. Unreliable green energy sources, new forms of energy storage and energy supply, and demand imbalances, however, may impact customer satisfaction and company profitability. And with such exponential growth in power system complexity, utilities will find it increasingly challenging to maintain day-to-day reliability, as well as resilience to many types of grid disruptions. Veritone’s AI-powered energy solutions—built on its proven, open and future-proof aiWARE platform— help utilities and independent power producers increase reliability, decrease operational costs, and reduce carbon footprint by accurately predicting, synchronizing, optimizing, and controlling integrated distributed energy resources. Using a reinforcement learning approach, Veritone's modules continuously adapt and auto-retrain to make optimal decisions, even with a high number of possible constraints. System and hardware agnostic, Veritone offers its energy solutions on-premise, in a hosted environment, or as a service to give its customers the ultimate flexibility without sacrificing performance. About Veritone Veritone is a leader in enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Serving organizations in both commercial and regulated sectors, Veritone’s software, services, and industry applications simplify data management, empowering the largest and most recognizable brands in the world to run more efficiently, accelerate decision making and increase profitability. Veritone’s hyper-expansive Enterprise AI platform, aiWARE™, orchestrates an ever-growing ecosystem of machine learning models to transform audio, video and other data sources into actionable intelligence. Through its robust partner ecosystem and professional and managed services, Veritone develops and builds AI solutions that solve the problems of today and tomorrow. About SEPA The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is dedicated to helping electric power stakeholders address the most pressing issues they encounter as they pursue the transition to a clean and modern electric future and a carbon-free energy system by 2050. We are a trusted partner providing education, research, standards, and collaboration to help utilities, electric customers, and other industry players across three pathways: Electrification, Grid Integration, Regulatory and Business Innovation. Through educational activities, working groups, peer-to-peer engagements and advisory services, SEPA convenes interested parties to facilitate information exchange and knowledge transfer to offer the highest value for our members and partner organizations. About Utility Analytics Institute Utility Analytics Institute (UAI) enables utility transformation through analytics. Transforming into a data decision-based company is one of the most difficult transitions a utility will have to make to thrive in the new energy economy. It’s more than just managing massive amounts of data, implementing the right tools and technology, and people and process management. It’s ensuring you have proper change management processes in place to address cultural challenges, as well as data management and governance plans, and best practice and compliant security strategies in place. It’s implementing the best organizational structure for your utility, and hiring and retaining talented staff, plus so much more! UAI brings together the leading utilities who are serious about tackling these challenges and together we concentrate on utility analytics.

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Los Angeles hosts world’s largest blockchain-enabled advanced energy community

Smart energy | May 27, 2020

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded a $9 million grant to the Energy Coalition, Community Electricity, and a consortium of energy partners to support disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles through the implementation of innovative technologies. The CEC is providing the grant through its Electric Programme Investment Charge (EPIC) Programme, which supports clean energy research in California. The Basset-Avocado Advanced Energy Community (BAAEC) project is expected to give rise to the perfect formula to design a feasible community-scale decarbonisation strategy.

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Vivint Smart Home Brings Smart Energy Production Data to Vivint App

Vivint Smart Home, Inc | November 30, 2022

Vivint Smart Home, Inc. (NYSE: VVNT), a leading smart home company, announced a new feature for Vivint Smart Energy customers that allows them to view solar production data from their solar panels directly in the Vivint app. This feature is the next step in further integrating solar energy into the Vivint Smart Home experience and helping customers achieve a smarter, greener, and safer home that saves them moneyMonitored directly through the Vivint app, Vivint customers will have the ability to view the production of clean energy produced by their solar systems, including data on how much energy their panels generate, insights into how well their energy production is working, their potential savings over using energy from the grid, and what kind of environmental impact their system is having. “Smart Energy has been a major focus for us over the past couple of years as we look to expand our industry-leading smart home experience for our customers,This new integration is another step towards making the home smarter as well as empowering our customers with the data they need to be smarter with their energy use. We’re excited to bring this new feature to customers and look forward to adding more features in the future.” -Evan Pack, senior vice president of energy at Vivint. The new feature integrates solar panel data directly into the Vivint app, so customers are able to view all of the information about their systems in one place, creating a seamless experience and highlighting the value of their solar systems. The feature will be available to existing Vivint customers with an Enphase inverter and to customers with SolarEdge inverters that are installed by Freedom Forever, with plans to expand to additional customers in the near future. Customers will begin seeing their solar data populate in the Vivint app over the coming days. About Vivint Smart Home Vivint is a leading smart home company in the United States. Vivint delivers an integrated smart home system with in-home consultation, professional installation and support delivered by its Smart Home Pros, as well as 24/7 customer care and monitoring. Dedicated to redefining the home experience with intelligent products and services, Vivint serves more than 1.9 million customers throughout the United States. For more information, visit https://www.vivint.com.

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Veritone Joins SEPA and Utility Analytics Institute to Advance Collective Mission to Make Energy Delivery Cleaner, Cheaper & More Reliable

Veritone | December 07, 2021

Veritone, Inc., creator of aiWARE, a hyper-expansive enterprise AI platform, announced that it has joined the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and the Utility Analytics Institute (UAI), leading industry organizations focused on the transformation of utilities. As a member, Veritone will add its strong AI leadership and deep machine learning expertise to help utility decision-makers solve complex challenges resulting from the rise of renewable energy sources, new legislation, climate change, and the global push towards decarbonization. Like many other industries, utilities’ decision-makers and organizations like SEPA and UAI recognize the game-changing capabilities of AI, machine learning, automation, and analytics. Particularly with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Order No. 2222 fostering competition in the wholesale energy market taking effect February 2022, there is no better time than now for Veritone to join these forward-thinking organizations. With our AI-driven energy solutions, together, we can fast-track our collective mission to make power delivery greener, cheaper, and more reliable as the nation transitions to a decarbonized future. Sean McEvoy, SVP, Energy Solutions, Veritone. Globally, we are going through an energy transition, shifting from fossil-based energy production and consumption systems to renewable energy sources. Unreliable green energy sources, new forms of energy storage and energy supply, and demand imbalances, however, may impact customer satisfaction and company profitability. And with such exponential growth in power system complexity, utilities will find it increasingly challenging to maintain day-to-day reliability, as well as resilience to many types of grid disruptions. Veritone’s AI-powered energy solutions—built on its proven, open and future-proof aiWARE platform— help utilities and independent power producers increase reliability, decrease operational costs, and reduce carbon footprint by accurately predicting, synchronizing, optimizing, and controlling integrated distributed energy resources. Using a reinforcement learning approach, Veritone's modules continuously adapt and auto-retrain to make optimal decisions, even with a high number of possible constraints. System and hardware agnostic, Veritone offers its energy solutions on-premise, in a hosted environment, or as a service to give its customers the ultimate flexibility without sacrificing performance. About Veritone Veritone is a leader in enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Serving organizations in both commercial and regulated sectors, Veritone’s software, services, and industry applications simplify data management, empowering the largest and most recognizable brands in the world to run more efficiently, accelerate decision making and increase profitability. Veritone’s hyper-expansive Enterprise AI platform, aiWARE™, orchestrates an ever-growing ecosystem of machine learning models to transform audio, video and other data sources into actionable intelligence. Through its robust partner ecosystem and professional and managed services, Veritone develops and builds AI solutions that solve the problems of today and tomorrow. About SEPA The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is dedicated to helping electric power stakeholders address the most pressing issues they encounter as they pursue the transition to a clean and modern electric future and a carbon-free energy system by 2050. We are a trusted partner providing education, research, standards, and collaboration to help utilities, electric customers, and other industry players across three pathways: Electrification, Grid Integration, Regulatory and Business Innovation. Through educational activities, working groups, peer-to-peer engagements and advisory services, SEPA convenes interested parties to facilitate information exchange and knowledge transfer to offer the highest value for our members and partner organizations. About Utility Analytics Institute Utility Analytics Institute (UAI) enables utility transformation through analytics. Transforming into a data decision-based company is one of the most difficult transitions a utility will have to make to thrive in the new energy economy. It’s more than just managing massive amounts of data, implementing the right tools and technology, and people and process management. It’s ensuring you have proper change management processes in place to address cultural challenges, as well as data management and governance plans, and best practice and compliant security strategies in place. It’s implementing the best organizational structure for your utility, and hiring and retaining talented staff, plus so much more! UAI brings together the leading utilities who are serious about tackling these challenges and together we concentrate on utility analytics.

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Los Angeles hosts world’s largest blockchain-enabled advanced energy community

Smart energy | May 27, 2020

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded a $9 million grant to the Energy Coalition, Community Electricity, and a consortium of energy partners to support disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles through the implementation of innovative technologies. The CEC is providing the grant through its Electric Programme Investment Charge (EPIC) Programme, which supports clean energy research in California. The Basset-Avocado Advanced Energy Community (BAAEC) project is expected to give rise to the perfect formula to design a feasible community-scale decarbonisation strategy.

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