27. April 2016 · Comments Off on What is a Smart Thermostat? Algorithms  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

There is no clear definition of a smart thermostat. In fact, as more offerings have entered the market, the definition of a smart thermostat has become more misunderstood. Some consider a thermostat “smart” if it has two-way communications (i.e., you can view and change settings on your smartphone). However, this is simply inaccurate. This type of thermostat, according to Navigant Research, is actually considered a communicating thermostat. A communicating thermostat is a device solely enabled to gather an

Source: What is a Smart Thermostat? Algorithms – Energy Manager Today

18. April 2016 · Comments Off on Second Life: What to do with used EV batteries · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Many traction batteries with lithium ion (Li-ion) chemistries used in plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) are showing less degradation and better performance than initially expected — sparking the interest of stationary energy storage system stakeholders, who believe these batteries may hold value beyond the life of the vehicle, according to Navigant Research.

Source: Second Life: What to do with used EV batteries – SmartGridNews

05. January 2016 · Comments Off on What Will Keep Microgrid Development Trending Upward in 2016?  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

What will keep the line trending upward in 2016? A lot of new microgrid development that is being planned worldwide, but particularly in the U.S., which Navigant Research says still leads the market.Watch for news of these events, in particular.The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority is expected to release its second solicitation in the $40 million NY Prize in the first quarter of 2016. This phase offers up to $1 million per community to help with detailed microgrid planning.

Source: What Will Keep Microgrid Development Trending Upward in 2016? – Microgrid Knowledge

01. October 2015 · Comments Off on Installed Energy Storage Enabling Technology Revenue is Expected to Reach $21.5 Billion Annually by 2024 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A recent Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 12 leading energy storage systems integrators (ESSIs), including vendor profiles, ratings, and rankings, with the goal of providing industry participants an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the market.

Source: Installed Energy Storage Enabling Technology Revenue is Expected to Reach $21.5 Billion Annually by 2024, According to Navigant Research | Business Wire

27. July 2015 · Comments Off on Honeywell, Nest Lead Smart Thermostat Market · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Honeywell and Nest lead the smart thermostat vendor market in terms of strategy and execution, according to a new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research. Honeywell maintained leadership due to its existing smart/connected thermostat products and programs and its aggressive pursuit of the higher-end smart thermostat segment. Nest has gained market share by seeking out collaborations with other vendors and by expanding its global marketing initiatives.The report examines the strategy and execution of 12 smart thermostat manufacturers and software providers that are active in the global smart thermostat market and rates them on 12 criteria. Schneider, EnergyHub, ecobee, Comverge, Emerson and EcoFactor landed in the Contenders category due to relatively strong product strategy, program success and distribution. The four companies in the Challengers category — Carrier, Energate, tado and RTA — have some weaknesses in terms of either strategy or execution, but with the right steps, could move into contender or leader positions.

Source: Honeywell, Nest Lead Smart Thermostat Market – Energy Manager Today