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October 31 2017
Emerging technology work is more than just making an efficient new widget. The path to market adoption can often be a long and winding one, even for the best of products. That certainly seems to be the case for heat pump water heaters (HPWHs). ...
October 27 2017
It was barely 5 years ago that lighting maker Cree broke the once unthinkable barrier of the $10 LED light bulb. Now, with that milestone still fresh in the minds of many LED enthusiasts, Ikea has quietly started selling an LED bulb for $0.99! ...
October 26 2017
For years, the smart home space has been a clutter of different ecosystems, communication protocols, and product lines. This has made adoption slow and, in many cases, problematic for homeowners who have tried (often in vein) to get their devices to all communicate with one another. ...
October 17 2017
Last week, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 338 into law. The bill seeks to change the current practice of meeting much of the late-day peaks with gas-fired peaking power plants. ...
September 01 2017
Last year, we wrote about new offerings in the connected thermostat space that sought to attract buyers with a lower price point. ...
August 22 2017
Over the past several years, researchers at the Pacific Northwest and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories have been working on an exciting new approach to saving energy in small business. ...

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