Two-year study finds households manage plug-in hybrids without help from online tools
(Phys.org)—Households with plug-in hybrid vehicles, or PHVs, and smart meters actively managed how, when and where they charged their cars based on electricity rates but rarely took advantage of online ...
First sub-gigahertz wireless microcontroller using world's most energy-efficient 32-bit processor core
Freescale Semiconductor today announced the Kinetis KW01 wireless microcontroller (MCU), expanding its popular Kinetis MCU line with a device ideally suited for wirelessly networked smart energy applications.
Renesas introduces 32-bit RX21A group of microcontrollers with large memory capacity and built-in A/D converter
Renesas Electronics announced the RX21A Group of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) for smart meters with advanced functionality. The new MCUs are the first in the industry to combine large flash memory capacity ...
Smart home coming whether Americans are ready or not
Lowe's executives are hesitant to say that we've arrived at the home of the Jetsons, with everything in your house automated and controlled by computers and wireless devices, but they say we're not far off.
NIST releases test framework for upgrading smart electrical meters
Next-generation "smart" electrical meters for residential and commercial buildings will have computerized operating systems just as laptops or mobile devices do. On July 10, 2012, the National Institute of Standards and Technology ...
EU watchdog agency warns of privacy issues with smart meters
First the smart phone, now the smart home: Digital technology on verge of tending to household tasks
We have all heard of the smartphone and any day now, most of us will have one. Not far behind: the smart home.
Comcast enters smart thermostat game
Big news in the world of energy-saving home automation:
TEPCO to hold bids for 17 million smart meters: report
Japan's Tokyo Electric Power plans to install about 17 million "smart meters" in customer households by March 2019 in a bid to increase efficiency, a report said Sunday.
Can smart meters make us greener?
The UK government wants every home to have one by 2020, but might the new generation of electricity meters help to change peoples attitudes to climate change?
IBM survey reveals new type of energy concern: Lack of consumer understanding
IBM today unveiled findings from its "2011 IBM Global Utility Consumer Survey," which revealed that many consumers around the globe do not understand the basic unit of electricity pricing and other energy concepts used by ...
As more devices get networked, firms that build or connect them must ensure security
Telecom equipment maker Ericsson has famously predicted there will be 50 billion devices connected to data networks by 2020.
Smart meters raise suspicions
Coast to coast, from Maine to Marin County, Calif., the number of homes being outfitted with smart meters that keep a close eye on homeowner electricity use is on the rise. And so is the number of folks who think smart meters ...
Home appliances get 'smart' at CES
Mobile phones aren't the only things getting smart. Home appliances are too.