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

24. July 2015 · Comments Off on Energy Storage Enabling Technologies Revenue is Expected to Total Nearly $75 Billion from 2015 to 2024, According to Navigant Research  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for energy storage enabling technologies (ESETs) across four distinct market segments: utility-scale storage, community storage, residential storage, and commercial storage, including global market forecasts through 2024.

Source: Energy Storage Enabling Technologies Revenue is Expected to Total Nearly $75 Billion from 2015 to 2024, According to Navigant Research | Business Wire

03. July 2015 · Comments Off on Residential IoT proliferating as connectivity added to more devices  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Although steeped in much hype, the Internet of Things (IoT) is not a new phenomenon. It’s been growing in the residential sector (think smart thermostats) for quite a while. In fact, Navigant Research predicts that global revenue from residential IoT devices will increase to $67.7 billion in 2025 — from $7.3 billion in 2015.

Source: Residential IoT proliferating as connectivity added to more devices – SmartGridNews

26. June 2015 · Comments Off on Residential IoT proliferating as connectivity added to more devices  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Although steeped in much hype, the Internet of Things (IoT) is not a new phenomenon. It’s been growing in the residential sector (think smart thermostats) for quite a while. In fact, Navigant Research predicts that global revenue from residential IoT devices will increase to $67.7 billion in 2025 — from $7.3 billion in 2015.

Source: Residential IoT proliferating as connectivity added to more devices – SmartGridNews

25. June 2015 · Comments Off on Global Revenue from Shipments of Residential Internet of Things Devices is Expected to Reach Nearly $70 Billion in 2025 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market opportunity for residential Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including forecasts for shipments, installed base, and revenue, segmented by region and device type, through 2025.“Already smart thermostats and smart meters can provide insights for greater energy efficiency, enhanced home systems can link security, lighting, and HVAC controls—and as device manufacturers add connectivity to more devices, the trend keeps accelerating.”As device manufacturers continue to embed communications technologies, sensors, and intelligence into an array of products, the residential IoT market continues to grow. Driven by a desire to enable devices in the home to share information for the purposes of greater efficiency, automation, security, and comfort, more companies are providing products for this trend, and the market appears to have potential to expand beyond early adopters. Click to tweet: According to a new report from Navigant Research, annual revenue from shipments of residential IoT devices is expected to increase from $7.3 billion in 2015 to $67.7 billion in 2025.

Source: Global Revenue from Shipments of Residential Internet of Things Devices is Expected to Reach Nearly $70 Billion in 2025, According to Navigant Research | Business Wire

11. June 2015 · Comments Off on Navigant names top 10 energy storage vendors · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

As battery prices for stationary storage continue to decrease, more scrutiny is being applied to other areas in the value chain — like energy storage systems integration (ESSI). As the utility segment grows, more lengthy interaction with the vendor and customization of the product is often required. Navigant Research recently identified the top 10 energy storage system integrators it believes are differentiating themselves based on technical capabilities, business models and/or financing.

Source: Navigant names top 10 energy storage vendors – SmartGridNews