Saving money on electricity bills is top of mind in summer when households are cranking air conditioners and fueling pool pumps. Come winter the monthly energy costs ramp right back up again, with heating and water heater costs inevitably higher than the year before. How can you curb your residential load and reduce monthly energy costs? A residential load controller is one solution. Design...

What’s so special about your home’s circuit breaker panel? At first glance, not much. The “dumb gray metal box” found in your basement or closet does save you from electrocution, it’s not especially exciting. But activate that same electric panel with smart technology and you can turn an “ordinary” breaker into an intelligent breaker that boosts your home’s energy efficiency ...

With every natural disaster and large-scale power outage in the news, people are thinking more seriously about how to achieve energy independence. As extreme heat, wildfires or winter storms pressure utility grids, there’s an urgency to find local solutions. A backup generator is no longer enough. Energy customers are looking for sustainability but also stability. That’s where microgrids co...

The Situation: Blackouts and Power Outages Still thinking of backup power as one of those once-in-a-decade needs? Think again. Back in February 2021 the U.S. was slammed with three severe winter storms, back to back. Parts of Texas were colder than Anchorage, Alaska and due to a “perfect storm” of weather factors and (ahem) questionable decisions, this resulted in a massive state-wide el...