Intamac Systems, a specialist in Connected Home services through the web and mobile devices, announced that they have secured a £1million funding to support the development of a range of Zigbee controlled consumer devices. The new Zigbee devices will be part of the companies Smart Grid power management services and will be managed through Intamac's award-winning web-based Home Manager™ service.
GE today unveiled plans for a “Net Zero Energy Home” project which combines GE's most efficient appliances and lighting, the company's new energy management systems, and GE power generating and storing technologies in new home construction. When applied together, the system would enable a homeowner to achieve net zero energy costs by 2015. The Net Zero Energy Home project -- and new smart grid consumer poll data from the U.S. and the U.K.