15. April 2016 · Comments Off on More than a number: What 200k EVs mean for California · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

As Tesla prepares to unveil its Model 3 electric vehicles, new data from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) shows that the 200,000 sales milestone for electric vehicles in California is more than just a number, making a real difference for the state. The research attributes continued policy leadership by the California Air Resources Board and a proliferation of new vehicle models to growing EV sales.

Source: More than a number: What 200k EVs mean for California – SmartGridNews

09. April 2016 · Comments Off on Study: Consumers Want Smart Home Tech in New Homes, But Don’t Want to Pay · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

There’s good and bad news resonating from a recent study of consumers revealing which amenities they want in a newly constructed home.The study, conducted by research firm IMRE on behalf of national builder KB Home and door-lock-maker Kwikset, reveals two-thirds of consumers want smart home products in their newly constructed homes, with nearly half (45 percent) willing to spend an additional $5,000 or more to incorporate smart products. Read the complete findings here.

Source: Study: Consumers Want Smart Home Tech in New Homes, But Don’t Want to Pay – CE Pro

18. March 2016 · Comments Off on Residential Solar Energy Storage Forecast: Big Growth · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The US Energy Storage Market for Residential Solar and Commercial Solar is poised to grow significantly over the next five years according to a recently published research report by GTM Research/ESA U.S. Energy Storage Monitor. Total US energy storage deployments grew 243% between 2014 to 2015; from 65 MW to 221 MW, and represents just the beginning of what is forecast to be a strong period of growth. Behind the meter storage (i.e. not a utility company) grew almost five times in the last four years (see chart).

Source: Residential Solar Energy Storage Forecast: Big Growth

29. February 2016 · Comments Off on 5 smart home gadgets to create your home of the future · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Any homeowner knows a lot of free time goes into taking care of your house. But what if your house could take care of you? That’s the dream of the “smart home,” and while there’s no true sci-fi intelligent homes that can do everything you need, we’re getting closer.

Every day, an average 5.5 million smart devices are being connected in homes around the world, according to research firm Gartner. It further estimates there will be 6.4 billion of these “Internet of Things” devices by year’s end, and 20.8 billion IoT devices by 2020. If you want to get in on the ground floor, here are some gadgets you can buy today.

Source: 5 smart home gadgets to create your home of the future – Post and Courier

17. February 2016 · Comments Off on Chief IoT Officers Are A Thing Now · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

More than half of UK businesses (54 percent) plan to employ a chief IoT officer within the next year.This is especially so in the education (63 percent), retail (63 percent) and telecomms (64 percent) sectors, research commissioned by cybersecurity specialist Webroot and data centre organisation IO has revealed.

Source: Chief IoT Officers Are A Thing Now | TechWeekEurope UK