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Sonnen ecoLinx Melds Solar Power, Battery Storage with Smart Home

By Jason Knott · September 5, 2018 • Sonnen debuts its ecoLinx energy management system at CEDIA Expo 2018, calling the category 'previously ignored and industry disrupting.'

The Future of Smart Homes, Smart Cities

By Aaron Stern · January 23, 2013 • The cities of the future will be driven by home automation and greatly increased energy efficiency.

Green Phy May Plug into Powerline Backbone

By CE Pro Editors · July 9, 2012 • Green Phy, based on the HomePlug AV technology, will enable electric vehicle communication over the home’s powerline.

SDG&E and SoCal Edison: Pay to Get Your Dumb Meters Back

By Julie Jacobson · April 24, 2012 • Worried that smart meters may contribute to nausea, inflated energy bills, security breaches and other travesties, consumers want their analog meters back. SoCal Edison and SDG&E will oblige for a fee.

Smart Thermostat Knows When You’ll Be Home

By Julie Jacobson · December 12, 2011 • Allure Energy launches cloud-enabled ZigBee thermostat that gauges your proximity so it can adjust temperature to just the right setting at just the right time.

CEA Developing Smart Grid Interface Standards

By CE Pro Editors · November 28, 2011 • Consumer Electronics Association seeks seamless connection between smart grid and home networks.

Low Smart Grid Awareness Cause for Concern

By CE Pro Editors · November 14, 2011 • New study says 51 percent of respondents have never heard of the smart grid. Also, most consumers won't pay for energy monitoring.

3,500 to Attend CE Event; Smart Appliances Top Agenda

By Julie Jacobson · August 22, 2011 • Nationwide Marketing Group, representing appliance, furniture and CE resellers, kicks off PrimeTime conference this week. SEN group emphasizes the integrator's role in smart appliances.

Will e-KNOW Bill Pave Way for Smart Grid?

By CE Pro Editors · June 3, 2011 • The Electric Consumer Right to Know Act (e-KNOW) gives consumers great access to real-time electricity usage information.

CEA: Consumers Unaware of Smart Grid

By CE Pro Editors · May 25, 2011 • Smart grid programs are slow to launch, says CEA study unveiled at CEProLIVE!. Utilities fear they could raise costs of electricity; consumers unaware of programs.

3 Big Buzz Kills for Energy Conservation

By Julie Jacobson · May 17, 2011 • Governments discourage electric cars and solar energy; home appraisers dismiss pricey energy management systems. Is green technology really worth it?

Report: Schneider Mulling Purchase of Tyco

By Jason Knott · April 11, 2011 • Schneider sees ADT acquisition as a way to diversify the company outside of the smart grid.

HAI Plans All-ZigBee System for Energy Management

By Julie Jacobson · April 11, 2011 • Standalone ZigBee energy management solution to feature controller, smart thermostats and load control modules to communicate with smart grid -- no separate home automation system required.

Home Security Firm to Install 24,000 Water Meters

By Jason Knott · April 1, 2011 • Vivint to install water meters in Sandy, Utah as part of its Smart Grid Solutions Division.

California Utility Addresses Smart Meter Health Concerns

By Jason Knott · March 30, 2011 • PG&E customers worried about ZigBee health effects can turn off wireless function on smart meters, but they will pay extra for manual meter reading.

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