01. July 2017 · Comments Off on Cleantech Venture Capital: Home Sensors, Energy Islands, and Condo EV Charging · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Much of the technology pushing utilities to adopt two-way, interconnected management of their grids is coming from beyond the meter. While energy savings are the main driver for consumer adoption of distributed technologies, they’re not the only reason people make the choice.  Take the internet-of-things space, where companies are raising hundreds of millions of dollars to build out an infrastructure for managing a world populated by “smart” parking meters, dishwashers, televisions, webcams, doorknobs, and

Source: Cleantech Venture Capital: Home Sensors, Energy Islands, and Condo EV Charging | Greentech Media

08. June 2016 · Comments Off on Consumers blow cold on smart home technology – Pars Herald · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Consumers find smart home technology a big turn-off and companies are struggling to put across the benefits of the internet of things, according to a new report.Just over seven out of 10 consumers are unwilling to pay for smart devices in the next five years, says a survey by accountancy firm PwC.Although many who have made the investment are pleased with their purchase, few are bothering to outlay the cash to upgrade to smart technology such as intelligent heating, plugs, appliances, lighting or automated devices.The survey also revealed consumers are keener to find out more about smart technology when they can see a cost benefit, such as energy savings or free supply and installation.PwC also looked at the smart devices selling best.

Source: Consumers blow cold on smart home technology – Pars Herald

16. December 2015 · Comments Off on Energy management: Wi-Fi-enabled smart thermostat · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Energy management: Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, is launching Wiser Air, the company’s first Wi-Fi Smart thermostat for residential consumers. Wiser Air is currently available for purchase through HomeDepot.com and Amazon.com, and will be launching with additional retail outlets in the future.Wiser Air couples Schneider Electric’s leading energy management expertise with intelligent design and state-of-the-art technology to provide consumers with a tool that effortlessly delivers energy efficient comfort. It comes equipped with Wiser Forecast, which relies on Schneider Electric’s top-ranked weather forecasts. This same weather intelligence is used by leading utilities, major airlines, and sports and entertainment venues, and now is available to homeowners through this exclusive offering. Building on Schneider Electric’s more than 100-year history in energy management and patented HVAC technology, Wiser Air maximizes energy savings without sacrificing design or advanced functionality. It leverages innovative features like proprietary Comfort Boost technology designed to quickly match the preferred temperature and increase comfort.

Source: Energy management: Wi-Fi-enabled smart thermostat – Utility Products Magazine

16. December 2015 · Comments Off on INL to participate in study on possible energy savings of ‘smart’ vehicles · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Idaho National Laboratory will serve as a consultant on a study looking into the potential energy savings of connected and automated vehicles.The INL will work with the University of Michigan and Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois on the research that’s being funded by a three-year, $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, according to a news release.“The study will help us better understand the energy implications of cars that communicate with their surroundings,” said John Smart, INL’s Advanced Vehicles Group lead.

Source: INL to participate in study on possible energy savings of ‘smart’ vehicles | Members | idahostatejournal.com

08. October 2015 · Comments Off on Smart ‘Internet of things’ tech is saving companies energy, money – Fortune · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The mobile phone business can save “by a factor of 10,000.”Companies are finding large energy savings by adopting smart-building technologies that also provide other benefits, executives said on Tuesday at Fortune’s Brainstorm E conference in Austin, Texas.

Source: Smart ‘Internet of things’ tech is saving companies energy, money – Fortune