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PV, Batteries, and the Smart Home: Is the Solar Industry Getting Ahead of Itself?

April 28, 2015 by Stephen Lacey
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Solar Energy in the Smart Home

The vision for the solar-powered smart home is compelling. By combining rooftop PV with learning thermostats, web-connected appliances, energy monitoring software and battery storage, homeowners will soon have unprecedented control over their energy use. But is the market ready for it?[read more]

CES Sells Consumers on the Effortlessly Automated Smart Home

January 17, 2015 by Katherine Tweed

Amidst all of the tech, the intelligent, connected house was a top draw at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. The evolution of the past few years has brought smart home technologies from the wealthy fringe to stuff that people are already buying, and not just playing with on the show floor of CES.[read more]

What Is a Smart Home? Most People Don't Know

November 12, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

The Smart Home

 

Two-thirds of U.S. consumers with broadband are not very familiar with smart home services or products or where to buy them, according to a new survey. That will likely change quickly in coming years, but for now, it’s not just an open market, but also a nebulous one.[read more]

From VC to M&A, Smart Home Investments Amounted to $800M This Summer

September 7, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Various groups including startups, incumbent companies, and investors were very active in the connected and smart home market this summer, when roughly $800 million in transactions closed in the period between June and the end of August.[read more]

Energy Efficiency Just Along for the Ride at CES 2014

January 13, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

At this year’s International Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, amidst a vast array of wearable technologies, there was an endless supply of products that claimed to be part of the connected home experience. The focus on the "smart home" is certainly not new in 2014.[read more]