GigaOM highlights six ways in which software and data "rules" the advanced energy economy. Using software to regulate and predict energy production is a new focus of funders. GigaOM reports:
The clean power economy needs hardware of course — billions of dollars have gone into creating more efficient solar cells, meters with two-way communication features, and more powerful batteries for storing renewable energy and running electric cars. But software has been the key focus for investors lately, when it comes to new ways to deploy these clean power systems.