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Google PowerMeter screen shot.
Google.org has added an energy-efficiency recommendations feature to PowerMeter, its home energy Web application.
Date: 08/31/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Google and Energy Inc. provide a free home energy management tool that does not require a smart meter.
Date: 10/06/2009
Type: News
Google LED bulb
Google is teaming up with Lighting Science to develop a bulb that is controllable from an Android phone. The bulbs will communicate through a wireless network anchored by a home router and will allow users to dim, shut off, or program their lights remotely.
Date: 05/10/2011
Type: Article
Greentech Media summarizes Americans' 2012 home energy usage and statistics. "Home energy management in 2012, like every other year, finds us somewhere between the Flintstones and the Jetsons."
Date: 12/17/2012
Type: Article
In an effort to get consumers to engage more regularly with their home energy management systems, Intel has added a clock and an answering machine to their latest home energy management display.
Date: 06/30/2010
Microsoft announced today that it has combined its Hohm Web home energy-efficiency application with the PowerCost electricity monitor. Using a broadband internet connection, consumers can then monitor their home electricity consumption from the web or from the tabletop electricity monitor.
Date: 07/27/2010
Type: Article, Video
Innovative startup OPower is focusing on customer engagement and behavior modification to achieve great gains in home energy efficiency.
Date: 08/16/2010
Type: Article
OPower's 3 channel approach to energy efficiency.
A new software service from OPower based on behavioral psychology encourages consumers to reduce their power consumption and can result in energy savings of up to 3.5 percent.
Date: 08/26/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Opower energy savings
Utilities and energy efficiency service companies that automatically enroll customers in efficiency programs with an option to "opt-out" see much higher participation rates (and hence, greater efficiency savings) than companies that require consumers to "opt-in."
Date: 09/14/2010
Type: Blog
AVOB's Energy Viewer software
GreenTech Pastures summarizes two new power management software options: Energy Viewer Express and Surveyor.
Date: 10/04/2010
Type: Blog

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