Is the digital circuit breaker the new disruptor? There’s a lot of buzz about them for good reason.  New circuit breakers are making big waves in both residential and global energy markets and spurring the decentralization of the traditional energy grid system. As breaker technology evolves from analog to digital, it brings a wealth of possibilities for local energy solutions and for any...

Net energy metering (NEM), or net metering for short, compensates customers for the excess solar energy they generate and export to the utility grid. As an incentive-based policy and billing tool, it’s been a major driver of the residential solar industry. In many respects, it’s responsible for the high level of clean, renewable energy powering our homes today. But as the net meter syst...

Designed to promote both sustainability and livability, smart neighborhoods (or smart communities) are considered by many municipal leaders to be the wave of the future. Made possible by solar technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), and human ingenuity, these connected communities no longer sound like futurist pipe dreams. As consumer demand for sustainability grows, we see purpose-built sma...

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...