Smart Cities News

Pilot project pioneers solar-powered rail

Pilot project pioneers solar-powered rail

If successful, the demonstrator project will prove that solar can safely bypass the grid to provide a direct supply of energy to UK railways’ traction systems.

Itron helps Australian utility improve efficiency

Itron helps Australian utility improve efficiency

The solution will also enable Western Power to better manage distributed energy resources, including rooftop solar systems and battery storage.

Taoyuan named Intellligent Community of the Year

Taoyuan named Intellligent Community of the Year

The Taiwanese city was chosen after a year-long evaluation that includes quantitative analysis of extensive data as well as a site visit.

Galway uses IoT bins to fight mounting litter levels

Galway uses IoT bins to fight mounting litter levels

The city on the west coast of Ireland has commissioned 50 of the solar-powered bins, which notify the council when they need to be emptied.

JV aims to help cities develop local energy infrastructure solutions

JV aims to help cities develop local energy infrastructure solutions

The Compass Energy Platform will use a public-private partnership financing model to help cities and utilities build the energy systems of the future.

Energy partnership aims to drive accessibility of solar solutions

Energy partnership aims to drive accessibility of solar solutions

Naked Energy and Anthesis claim they will offer organisations a cost-effective and ultra-compact energy alternative that generates heat and power.

LA shines brightest in US solar ranking for the second year

LA shines brightest in US solar ranking for the second year

Environment America Research & Policy Centre’s annual report also reveals that solar power has doubled in most major cities over the past six years.

Florida announces largest community solar programme in the US

Florida announces largest community solar programme in the US

If Florida Power & Light Company’s proposal is approved, the programme will more than double the amount of community solar currently in the US

Energy partnership deepens financial inclusion in Nigeria

Energy partnership deepens financial inclusion in Nigeria

Citizens can pay for Azuri Technologies pay-as-you-go solar technology via FirstBank of Nigeria’s Firstmonie agent network and mobile payment solution

Can smart cities power themselves?

Can smart cities power themselves?

A new report looks at best energy-harvesting practice in other industries that can be transferred to urban infrastructure
Mind the gap: Southwark's innovative approach to expanding connectivity

Special Reports

Mind the gap: Southwark's innovative approach to expanding connectivity

Ahead of her participation at Smart IoT Connect, Davina Fell, Digital Infrastructure Programme Manager, Southwark Council, talks to Sarah Wray about councils’ connectivity challenges – and opportunities.

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