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Coming To A Home Near You: The Battle Of The Thermostats!

May 29, 2014 by Veronique Bugnion

Home Energy Innovation and Competition

 

Summer is around the corner, and heat waves are known to stretch the power grid to its limits. To avoid the risk of blackouts, grid operators like to have a contingent of electricity consumers that are willing to curtail their usage at the right time, and for the right price.[read more]

The US Smart Thermostat Market Is Potentially Massive

February 22, 2014 by Stephen Lacey
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Smart Thermostat Market

Programmable thermostats have been on the market for a long time. In fact, the technology's roots go all the way back to 1885, when Albert Butz invented the "damper flapper," a regulated pulley system that automatically controlled air flow to a coal furnace.[read more]

Smart Thermostat Market Will Grow 10-Fold by 2020

November 3, 2013 by Katherine Tweed

Smart Thermostat Market Growth

The global smart thermostat market could be worth nearly $1.4 billion by 2020, up from about $100 million today, according to a new market study. The report takes a conservative approach to some market barriers, particularly utility involvement in the U.S. residential market.[read more]

Nest Labs and Sunrun Pair Smart Thermostats With Solar Energy

September 7, 2013 by Stephen Lacey
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Two of the Bay Area's top clean energy companies -- Nest and Sunrun -- have joined forces in a marketing campaign to pair smart thermostats with solar. The two companies are hoping they can leverage the "cool" factor of each other's brands and entice more customers.[read more]