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Microsoft unveils a beautiful Cortana-powered thermostat

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Microsoft is partnering with Johnson Controls to build a thermostat. The software giant unveiled the new GLAS thermostat in a YouTube video today. It’s built by Johnson Controls, makers of the first electric room thermostat. It appears that GLAS will include a translucent touchscreen display that will allow owners to alter room temperatures, check energy […]

Best Smart Light Switches of 2017 – Turn Any Light Into a Smart Bulb

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

From the outside, smart light switches look just like any other light switch, but inside is a hidden feature. That’s because these smart switches connect to your home Wi-Fi network, which lets you control your overhead lights not only by flicking the switch, but also by using other smart home devices, such as the Alexa […]

Survey finds growing awareness of smart grid programs but still low participation

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

U.S. energy consumers are increasingly aware and broadly supportive of the smart grid, but relatively few of them participate in most smart-grid related programs and products, according to a study released last week. Nearly three-fourths of U.S. consumers have at least heard of smart meters and the smart grid, according to a longitudinal study published […]

Western Europe to invest $133bn in smart grid infrastructure by 2027, says study

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Western Europe, one of the highly advanced and matured electricity markets in the world, is planning to invest more than $133bn in ‘smart grid’ infrastructure in the next ten years, according to a study published by Northeast Group.The...Show More Summary

Global ZigBee Home Automation Market Research Report 2017-2022

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Global ZigBee Home Automation Market Report 2017 is a professional and deep research report in this field. For overview analysis, the report introduces ZigBee Home Automation basic information including definition, classification, application, Market chain structure, Market overview, policy analysis, and news analysis, etc. Show More Summary

Renewable Energy Record Set in U.S.

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The U.S. set a new renewable energy milestone in March, in data released Wednesday. For the first time, wind and solar accounted for 10 percent of all electricity generation, with wind comprising 8 percent and solar coming in at 2 percent. The report was published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), which collects and […]

You talkin’ to me? Home automation with Amazon

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Ever get the feeling you are being listened in on? I’m referring to home automation and devices like Amazon’s Alexa technology. Amazon’s platform has multiple home automation devices that can play music, offer up entertainment, local weather forecasts, news and much more when given voice commands. The devices are known as Echo products and can also […]

Evolving Industry Trends : ZigBee Home Automation Market Tremendously Expand at a CAGR of 26% by 2020

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

ZigBee-enabled devices in home automation is gaining a lot of traction with high growth rates in application segments like smart lighting, media, and security. Vendors like Midea Group, a manufacturer of electrical appliances, have joined ZigBee Alliance, in view of the potential of the market. Low power sensors consume less power and allow device to […]

Gennova Home Automation Solution Is Compatible With Siri, Amazon Echo And Others

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

If you are having problems deciding which home automation assistant to choose, or would not like to be restricted by one specific platform from Google, Apple or Amazon. You may be interested in a new personal assistant and home automation solution which has been created by Geeklink called Gennova. Source: Gennova Home Automation Solution Is […]

Renewable energy at a ‘tipping point’

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Should the world promote economic growth or fight climate change? That model of “either/or” thinking may be losing its validity faster than even some experts have imagined. While fossil fuels – coal, oil, gas – still generate roughly 85 percent of the world’s energy supply, it’s clearer than ever that the future belongs to renewable […]

Philly commits to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Weeks after Mayor Jim Kenney joined hundreds of other mayors across the country denouncing the White House’s move to reject the Paris climate accord, Philadelphia announced today that it has committed to transitioning to 100 percent clean energy. Currently, energy used by buildings and industry in Philadelphia accounts for 79 percent of carbon pollution in […]

Siemens kicks off renewables-plus-storage smart grid pilot in Rotterdam

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Siemens has helped start a smart grid pilot project in Rotterdam that will connect 20,000 homes with renewables and storage facilities. The project will see Siemens collaborate with Dutch grid operator Stedin and utility Lyv Smart Lyving to connect 20,000 ‘smart home solutions’ with local distributed energy generators including solar and onshore wind. Source: Siemens […]

The pros and cons of smart light bulbs

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Home automation, “the internet of things” or IoT, has been a popular subject for the past couple of years. Unfortunately, that subject isn’t always good — some things have proven infinitely hackable, making it a bit on the worrisome side. One of the first items to make the mainstream was light bulbs, and we’ve played […]

Utilities need to plan for a 100% renewable energy future, even if it never happens

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Utilities are not like most businesses. They place 30-year wagers on the way we will generate and consume electricity to ensure there’s a reliable supply far into the future. Multibillion-dollar investments build long-lived things like transmission lines, coal boilers, and nuclear reactors. Source: Utilities need to plan for a 100% renewable energy future, even if […]

Home security companies fight to be the gateway drug for smart homes

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Home security is getting interesting. At the high end, there is a battle between service providers such as ADT, Honeywell and Alarm.com to roll out new services and connected offerings that cost less and provide more home automation. This involves partnerships with startups and legal battles galore. Source: Home security companies fight to be the […]

Patents: Home Automation Leader Crestron Invents a Smarter Smart Bulb

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

It figures that if home-automation leader Crestron were to build a smart bulb, it would be smarter than other smart bulbs. Indeed, the company filed a patent application that describes how a bulb in a lamp fixture could be controlled locally at the bulb itself, but also via an app or smart-home system – even […]

Voice Control: Securely Automating the Home of the Future

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

What the smartphone did for home automation ten years ago, making it more understandable and accessible to consumers, is now happening with voice control. None of us are born with keyboards or touchscreens for hands, but most of us already yell at or speak to our devices – now they can actually respond. Source: Voice […]

Amazon Alexa: Smart Home Skill Gives Cameras Voice Commands

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant is getting more capable around the house.The retail giant said Thursday that it built a new developer tool that will let companies specializing in home automation technology integrate Alexa into their...Show More Summary

Hives subscription smart home kit needs to sweeten the deal

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Hives Welcome Home Standard ZigBee automation kit includes a thermostat, two smart plugs, two door sensors, one motion sensor, four LED bulbs and a hub. Set schedules, create custom automations and opt in to alerts in the responsive and smartly designed Hive app. Enlist your voice platform of choice — Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant — […]

US mayors mull plan for cities to use only renewable energy

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Mayors meeting in Florida are considering an ambitious commitment to have U.S. city governments run entirely on renewable sources such as wind and solar in two decades. Leaders from more than 250 cities gathered at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach are voting Monday on a resolution to reach the 100 percent clean […]

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