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This video highlights home energy gateways, smart appliances and charging stations that might soon be coming to the States.
Date: 10/22/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: General Information
GE's Nucleus software displays real-time and historical energy use.
GE is partnering with the Department of Energy on a $5 million program that will test the energy efficiency of homes equipped with smart grid products, LEDs and solar panels.
Date: 08/24/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
PowerUSB has announced a new power strip with a USB cable that plugs into your computer and (with the included software) allows you to manage the power for devices plugged into the strip.
Date: 07/15/2010
Type: News
Startup software company EcoFactor is partnering with Texan utility company Oncor to turn programmable thermostats into smart, energy-saving devices.
Date: 07/07/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Control Systems
The Pacific Coast Building Conference (PCBC) in San Francisco earlier this month featured several energy efficient products.
Date: 06/30/2010
Type: Blog, Photos
Members of the Smart Grid Panel at the Freescale Technology Forum argue that energy users want energy efficiency without complexity. They contend that the option of manual control of energy use should be abandoned in favor of smart sensors, meters and appliances.
Date: 06/24/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
GE’s Juan de Bedout gives a tour of the smart grid system from generation to distribution to consumption. The smart grid would allow large appliances to only run during off-peak times when electricity is the cheapest.
Date: 08/03/2009
Type: Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
GE plans to be a major producer of smart grid appliances and hopes to receive large government subsidies for their efforts.
Date: 07/26/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
The head of research at GE speaks about his company’s aspirations in the smart grid and Battery market
Date: 07/21/2009
Type: Video
Consumer are using more energy efficiency appliances, but these energy gains are offset by additional devices.
Date: 05/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Electronics

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