Tesla has finally taken the wraps off Tesla Energy, its ambitious battery system that can work for homes, businesses, and even utilities. The system breaks down into two separate products: the Powerwall is a home battery system, that comes in a 10 kWh version for $3,500, or a 7 kWh model for $3,000. The unit is about three feet by four feet in size and six inches thick, and comes with integrated heat management and can fit either on the inside or outside of the wall of your home.
RoseWater, which recently re-engineered its RoseWater Energy Hub, will host a webinar this week. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, lasting for one hour. According to the description:
Innovation and production of gadgets and technology for the home has been steadily marching forward. If you consider my experience at CES 2015 like a temperature-taking thermometer, then the connected smart home is poised to heat up like summertime asphalt. Even the home LED lighting market has gotten so aggressive, leading Samsung to call it quits due to diminishing profits.
The Nest Learning Thermostat’s trademark feature—its ability to
dial things up or down depending on whether you’re at home or
not—is getting tweaked for increased efficiency. Nest is rolling
out a software update this week that it says will improve
auto-schedule, and reduce a user’s utility bills.
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Energy Squad said Thursday that it has added Philips lighting to
its LED line card.
Our industry prides itself on being able to combine leading-edge technologies with a client’s wish list for the dream home, and often that challenge forces integrators to think beyond the typical flat panel display/multi-room audio/home automation installation.