Brooklyn-based start-up with colorful home energy management interface wants to target consumers directly.
Targeting consumers, home energy start-up EnergyHub offers a colorful interface and sleek hardware designs.
Home energy management start-up will bypass slow-moving utilities and sell gear directly to consumers eager to try tech for home energy efficiency and control.
Energy use from the menagerie of consumer electronics -- PCs, iPad, DVRs, etc. -- has ballooned, a result of our always-on lifestyle. Better efficiency and powering down can help.
Internet-connected dishwashers and TVs get lots of attention, but thermostats that can be remotely controlled bring new conveniences and help people actually use the scheduling features of programmable thermostats.
Nest Labs and its Learning Thermostat bring Silicon Valley's strengths in consumer electronics and software programming to energy, a shift that can go a long way to bringing green technology home to consumers.
The familiar manual Honeywell thermostat will get a 21st-century upgrade by connecting over the Internet to Opower's home energy-efficiency recommendation service.
Utility National Grid is taking a second try at its smart-grid proposal, a reflection of how the utility industry is struggling to engage consumers in upgrading the grid.
Vivint partners with consumer smart-grid company Tendril to add energy management to Vivint's home security and automation system.
Start-up can track big power-consuming appliances in the home, a feature that could make energy monitors better at pinpointing energy savings.