The Nevada utility NV Energy plans to roll out one of the first demand-response programs in the U.S. that will use home energy gadgets and smart thermostats in consumers’ homes, reports Smart Grid News. NV Energy will be providing its customers with a home energy dashboard from Control4 and a programmable thermostat, and the utility has more than 50,000 customers enrolled, with another 50,000 to be signed up down the road.
New York-based EnergyHub has designed an innovative home energy dashboard in SolidWorks CAD software that can help homeowners lower their energy bills.
SolidWorks 3D software is available in Australia and New Zealand from Solidtec Solutions . Solidtec also offers SolidWorks training and technical support.
The EnergyHub Dashboard, one of TIME magazine’s Best Inventions of 2009 combines the functionality of a home energy display and programmable thermostat.