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...

What is Home Energy Monitoring? Reminding family members (over and over again) to turn off the lights is one form of energy monitoring. Installing a home energy monitor to track daily electricity usage is a far more effective one. But is it worth it? How much do you really achieve? If you’re looking to control your household power consumption, not just track it, a monitor only goes so far. ...

Harnessing the power of the sun is a smart clean-energy solution. Harvesting it for future use is a brilliant move. When paired with photovoltaic (PV) panels in a “solar plus storage” system, solar batteries give you the ability to store, control and use your solar energy to your own advantage — as efficiently as possible. Solar plus storage systems are the next big thing in renewable...