Category: Connected Homes

Why is Energy Efficiency Stalling in the U.S.?

A recent survey by Harris International found a drop in energy efficiency efforts -- fewer people are turning off lights, replacing old appliances, and more.
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Get Ready for the Next Green Jobs Boom: Energy Storage Jobs

The solar industry is adding jobs at 10 times the national average. Now, with the rise of battery technology, energy storage jobs are about to follow suit.
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Tesla Battery Product to ‘Fundamentally Change’ How The World Uses Energy

Elon Musk has unveiled the long-awaited Tesla battery product -- Tesla Powerwall -- which promises to change the home energy storage market forever.
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Electric Vehicles Get a Roadmap to the Mainstream

A new government study highlights the benefits of electric vehicles and points a path forward to expanding adoption of EVs.
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Home Solar Plus Batteries May Be the Final Nail in Utilities’ Coffins

A new report from RMI finds that the rise of energy storage could make or break utilities, as homeowners switch to solar plus batteries to save money.
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California’s Solar Boom Puts PG&E at the Top of the Solar Utility Heap

The utility company announced it just finished its 150,000th solar installation -- and says it's connecting 4,000 new solar customers every month.
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Home Energy Monitoring Pilot Helps Utility Customers Cut Energy Use 7%

A brief pilot program run by PG&E; in California using Bidgely’s home energy monitoring tools found surprising ways in which customers cut their energy use.
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If You Want to Save Energy and Money, Learn Your Household’s Personality

Opower's data analysis has uncovered five trends in home energy use. Knowing your energy use habits can help you and your utility save energy and money.
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6 Steps that Will Bring Energy Storage into Prime Time

A new report from IREC finds that regulations for energy storage are slowing adoption even more than the state of technology -- and offers ideas to fix it.
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What Does It Take to Get Utility Customers to Be More Efficient?

Recent events show that people want to use less energy and be more efficient, but they often need a gentle nudge, or a steady push from their utilities.
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