Energy Startup REGEN Building Bee 'Swarm' Model for Smarter Appliances

February 04 2009 / by Garry Golden / In association with Future Blogger.net
Category: Energy   Year: General   Rating: 2

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MIT Technology Review has a great post on the use of (bee) 'swarm' inspired algorithms to reduce energy consumption of networked appliances like air conditioners, computers and heating systems.  Toronto-based startup REGEN ENERGY is building smart energy platforms using new technology standards like Zigbee and micro-controllers to 'maximize collective efficiency'.  Their trick is to enable 'bottom up' self organized smart grids for appliances without having to actively manage their energy consumption with a 'single order'.

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