Category: Connected Homes

Now You Can Check Your Solar Panels’ Performance on Your Phone

A mobile app developed by the Pecan Street research group in Texas gives immediate alerts to owners of solar panels when they're not performing their best.
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Can Utilities Evolve to Meet Customers’ Demand for Greener, Smarter Energy?

The 10th annual Energy Pulse from the Shelton Group details the coming revolution in the energy business, and how utilities are struggling to prepare.
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What Makes Consumers Recognize the Benefits of the Smart Grid?

The 2015 State of the Consumer report finds that some utilities are succeeding in getting their customers to save energy and money with smart grid programs.
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Electric Vehicles and Home Solar Are a Match Made in Clean-Energy Heaven

EVs and PVs are getting people engaged with our electricity grid like nothing before — and the growth of each will spur further growth in the other.
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8 of the Smartest Smart Grid Projects in the US

From Sacramento to Long Island, these eight smart grid projects highlight where utilities and governments are working together for a more-efficient future.
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Energy Storage Systems Will Grow Exponentially in the Next 10 Years

A new report from Navigant Research expects that energy storage -- from home solar to utility-scale systems -- will grow by more than 3600 percent by 2024.
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In 2015, the Smart Grid Will Face New Threats and Make More Progress

Two new reports, one from analyst firm Navigant, and one from the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, detail what 2015 may hold for the smart grid.
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8 Solar Predictions for 2015

From a shift from solar leases to solar loans to ongoing battles between utilities and the solar industry, 2015 is sure to be a big year for the solar business.
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Cut Your Energy Bill with New Energy-Saving Tool from Energy Star

The Energy Star Home Advisor tool isn't the first web-based data platform to help cut your energy bill, but it does offer many efficiency tools and tips.
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Utility Customers Want More Energy Efficiency, Home Solar

The latest Energy Pulse study from the Shelton Group finds big changes ahead for utilities as customers look elsewhere for home solar and energy savings.
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