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When Will Disruptive Technology Shift Power to Energy Customers?

Image via CrunchBase The power of disruptive technology to reshape and change the dynamics of competitive markets is not necessarily in the products we use.  Often it is in the ideas that make those products attractive to customers.  The more attractive the products the more transformational their use can be in competitive markets when customers Read more about When Will Disruptive Technology Shift Power to Energy Customers?[…]

Which Way Will Solar Energy Go?

Life in the solar energy business is a constant battle between soaring aspirations for long term growth juxtaposed against the terrifying reality of falling prices and global competition.  Selling more might actually mean your solar energy business will just lose more money faster. There is, of course, more than one solar energy business.  There is Read more about Which Way Will Solar Energy Go?[…]

No Way on Net Neutrality Rules

The debate over net neutrality rules and whether the FCC has the authority to adopt them hit the ‘page not found’ screen March 9, 2011 as the House Communications and Technology subcommittee voted 15-8 to reject the FCC’s net neutrality rules using the Congressional Review Act to overturn the rules.  The matter now heads to Read more about No Way on Net Neutrality Rules[…]

Super Wi-Fi Life in the White Spaces

In an admission of age, I remember when we first signed up for AOL. It was on our first home computer an Apple IIe.  We paid something outrageous for it and it seemed like we got the keys to the information kingdom at the time.  It had a hard drive of something like 55 MB—surely Read more about Super Wi-Fi Life in the White Spaces[…]

Smart Grid Giants Teach Start-ups to Dance

Have you noticed that several major players are breaking out of the smart grid pack seeking to define the business models that make sense—and can make money?  Both the timing of these giants and the scalability of their business model strategies will force the smart grid startups to learn their dance steps. While much of Read more about Smart Grid Giants Teach Start-ups to Dance[…]

Factors Shaping the Smart Grid End Game

There is a growing body of anecdotal evidence to suggest we may be at the crest of the smart grid wave and key players are beginning to map out an exit strategy.  They are not yet running toward the exits but there is a sense that time may not necessarily be their ally so the Read more about Factors Shaping the Smart Grid End Game[…]