Opower and Honeywell announced plans to collaborate on the development of a home energy management solution. Honeywell will offer its expertise in control system and Opower, their data analysis solution. The first solution expected from the partnership is a Web-connected programmable thermostat that measures, analyze and reports on the homes' electricity use.
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Visitors to this week’s Connected Home Global Summit in London were given an overview of the soon to be launch ‘Verizon Home Monitoring and Control Service’, for its U.S. customers. The solution was developed in conjuction with 4Home and was first debuted at CES 2011. The idea behind the services is to get more of the devices in our homes connected and using power of the cloud we will have access to these devices from anywhere and at any time.
Cisco and Control4, two of the connected home heavy weights have entered into a strategic partnership around the creation of smart home energy management solutions. Both companies already have their own platform; control4 has its EMS 100 Suite and Cisco has the Home Energy Controller (HEC). Control4 recently announced that it was going through another round of funding, which could be the drive behind this partnership with Cisco.
NV Energy has partnered with Control4 to roll out Control4’s home energy management solutions. NV Energy will integrate Control4 Advantage software with its demand response management system, to allow NV Energy to communicate with and manage any number of home area networks on the Control4 EMS 100 platform. In an effort to create an appealing customer experience NV Energy has a target of rolling out up to 20,000 EMS 100 systems to customer homes by 2012.
Sequentric Energy Systems, a smart grid technology solutions provider has announced the introduction of its Smart Energy Tablet. The seven inch touch screen tablet creates an Energy Internet “Hot-Line” that allows utilities to present a wide range of highly customizable energy related information directly to residential and business customers. Poised to redefine In-Home Energy Displays, Sequentric’s Smart Energy Tablet will be unveiled at this year's DistribuTech on February 1-3 at the San Diego Convention Center, booth #2507.
Cisco has added a new set of home energy management solutions to its recently introduced connected grid. The new solutions are to help households’ better monitor and manage their energy consumption. The Home Energy Controller (HEC) features easy to use and access countertop LCD touchscreen display. From here users are kept up to date with information for them to make informed decisions.
With an $11 million equity injection lead by Craton Equity Partners Green Wave Reality has announced plans to start pushing its home energy management platform into Europe, North America and Asia. The platform, according to Green Wave Reality is easy to use, affordable, an open standards-based platform and will enhances utility companies' relationship with their customers and better balance energy on the Grid while helping consumers to conserve energy and save money in return.
Watteco, announced the world’s first water heater and HVAC system software monitoring solution. The company is a leading manufacturer of System on Chip (SoC) and other Ultra low Powerline Communucation (PLC) solutions that enables us to manage and monitor household appliances. The enPowerMe software monitor energy usage of any major appliances, using a non-intrusive energy-analysis algorithm said watteco.
A new technology startup – FutureDash, based in California has launch a new product called GreenDash; a new home energy management software. The GreenDash software will allow consumer network and electronics manufactures to easily add energy monitoring to their products, which would make it easy for home owners to see their energy usage in real-time.
AlertMe, the award-winning home energy management service, announced the launch of AlertMe Energy, giving consumers the ability to monitor their home energy usage online and act on that information to reduce their bills and carbon footprint. AlertMe Energy includes easy-to-install hardware and an online service that can be accessed from any Web browser. It is also tightly integrated with Google PowerMeter, making it easy to track energy consumption live from an iGoogle home page.