Category - Commercial

8
Jul

Who Will Dominate the Smart Home Movement?

Who will prevail in the emerging smart home market? In our recent Internet of Things post, we discussed the power of IoT and how smart devices will drive forward the connected home movement from an energy perspective. As time goes on, more and more companies are entering this market with innovative and promising smart home …

26
Jun

The Internet of Every Thing: Smart Home Edition

IoT: the Internet of Things The Internet of Things, or IoT, has been defined as “a development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.” According to the research firm Gartner, 3.9 billion connected things were used in 2014 and by 2020, it is expected to …

18
Jun

Tesla’s Take on Technology and the Changing Utility Business Model

This blog is inspired by interesting articles found on Utility Dive and Quartz.   Business shifting utility industry Elon Musk and Tesla are constantly making the headlines – the business is creating disruption, and its real news. Tesla is fundamentally changing the economics of energy and many are asking how its innovations will impact the utility …

19
Aug

Which Appliances are Most Important to Unplug?

The simple answer to the question is the ones that use the most energy, but how do you know which ones want all the power? The DOE provides us with the typical wattages of various appliances, which is a great starting place. Also included in their article is a formula that will tell you how many …