Reliant is leading the market with one more proof point for why it is the company Texans can count on to power, protect and simplify life. Reliant has introduced a new offering in its home security product line with the launch of the Wi-Fi Doorbell Camera. The sleek, interactive technology is part of Reliant’s growing suite of residential solutions, designed to give customers convenient and secure control while at home and on the go, all from the palm of your hand.
Today, SunPower introduces the SunPower Equinox™ system, now available to U.S. homeowners. It is the first residential solar solution in the nation in which every major component has been designed and engineered by one company to work seamlessly together, delivering unbeatable power, long-term performance and curb appeal. With a typical SunPower Equinox installation, only the solar panels and a Smart Energy management device are visible, reflecting SunPower’s minimalist architectural approach at the system level.
As installation costs continue to decline and retail electricity rates climb, residential solar economics have become increasingly more attractive across the United States. In fact, according to GTM Research, 20 U.S. states are currently at grid parity, and 42 states are expected to reach that milestone by 2020 under business-as-usual conditions.Residential solar reaches grid parity when the levelized cost of solar energy falls below gross electricity bill savings in the first year of a solar PV system’s life. While traditional grid parity analyses rely on average retail electricity rates to calculate customer savings, GTM Research used utility and state-specific rate design, system production and installation costs to more accurately gauge solar’s attractiveness.
Electricity retailing giant AGL Energy has expanded its residential battery storage range, with the launch on Thursday of two new, larger battery systems at 11.6kWh and 19.4kWh, catering to customers with bigger rooftop solar systems and with greater levels of energy consumption.The new offerings come just four months after the gentailer surprised the market with the launch of its 7.2kWh Powerlegato battery system – made by its Taiwanese partner AU Optronics – at what appeared to be heavily discounted price of less than $10,000 each.
AVAD LLC, North America’s leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets, is announcing the addition of Kevo by Kwikset to its home automation lineup of products. Utilizing Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 technology, Kevo allows users to turn their smartphone into a key and access their home without having to fumble for keys.
Crestron Electronics is shipping its new GLS-LDL-EX-BATT dual-loop photosensor, a wireless device that utilizes Crestron’s ZigBee-based Infinet EX protocol for communicating with a home automation system.When integrated with lighting (or motorized shades and other smart devices), the photocell can help residential and commercial property owners cut their electrical consumption in new and retrofit environments.
We started EH Publishing in 1994, and for the first dozen years the buzz was all about residential gateways for home automation—or Internet of Things (IoT) if that term had existed back then. There were entire conferences on residential gateways. Residential gateway alliances were formed with committees and subcommittees. Had there been Twitter in those olden days, #ResidentialGateways would be trending.I never much participated in the residential gateway thing. To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure what it meant.
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.
Sonnenbatterie, a pioneer for smart energy storage systems with offices in Los Angeles, California and Bavaria, Germany, on July 15th, 2015 announced that US versions of its residential products will include OutBack brand solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters/chargers.
Vivint, a leading provider of smart home technology, today announced Vivint Internet, a pioneering broadband service that offers residential customers high-speed Internet access through the air. The service is a fast and affordable alternative to the high-speed services offered by competing Internet service providers. Vivint Internet offers symmetrical 100 Mbps download and upload speeds for suburban customers — faster than any other wireless Internet service provider in the U.S.