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...

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 ...

“Take a load off fanny, take a load for free…”  Although Robbie Robertson might not have been thinking about energy load shifting when writing the lyrics for “The Weight,” the 1968 hit by The Band does offer up a pretty good analogy. “And (and) (and) you put the load right on me” could be sung for every energy load shifted, whether in the name of cutting CO2 from the atmos...