12. May 2016 · Comments Off on Have We Been Trying to Build the Energy-Smart Home All Wrong?  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

A decade ago, energy-smart home enthusiasts thought we’d all be obsessively tracking energy markets from specialized terminals placed in every room around our homes.They were right about one thing: We all now have little screens that help us track everything around us. But energy is still at the bottom of the priority list for homeowners.Home energy management is facing a bit of an identity crisis.

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14. September 2015 · Comments Off on America Will Add 1 Gigawatt of Solar Every Month Between Now and the End of 2016  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The solar rush in America is on. With every company moving as quickly as possible to finish projects before federal tax credits get slashed at the end of 2016, U.S. installation figures aren’t going anywhere but up — at least for the next year and a half. Yet again, the latest quarterly figures from GTM Research and SEIA show unabated growth for utility-scale and small-scale PV projects.

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18. August 2015 · Comments Off on Alarm.com Builds Its Own Smart Thermostat · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

There is no shortage of intelligent digital thermostats on the market today. But security company Alarm.com didn’t feel that any available products integrated with its own security offering in exactly the way it wanted. So the company recently launched its own thermostat to provide another option to its network of dealers.

Source: Alarm.com Builds Its Own Smart Thermostat : Greentech Media

04. August 2015 · Comments Off on WattTime Pinpoints the Greenest Grid Power  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The ability to track and respond to real-time grid power prices is being programmed into a growing number of grid-edge devices, such as electric-vehicle chargers, smart thermostats and appliances, and behind-the-meter battery control systems. But there’s the price of grid electricity, and then there’s the greenhouse gas emissions profile of grid electricity — and the two are not always the same.

Source: WattTime Pinpoints the Greenest Grid Power : Greentech Media

29. June 2015 · Comments Off on The Open Standard for Grid-Edge Controls Is Emerging · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

At this week’s Grid Edge Live conference, we’ve heard a lot of discussion about the need for technology that can standardize how distributed solar, smart inverters, energy storage, microgrids and other edge-of-network energy systems interact with the grid at large. Think of concepts like an operating system for the distributed energy landscape, or an internet of things for the grid edge, as we’ve seen it framed in two panel sessions so far.

Source: The Open Standard for Grid-Edge Controls Is Emerging : Greentech Media