With the Institute of Electric Efficiency reporting more than 36 million smart meters installed from 2007 through May 2012 and a target of 65 million by 2015, it appears that smart meters are here to stay.
Is it possible that some T5 lighting fixtures are perfectly efficient? One might get that idea based on some efficiency ratings of 98–100 percent, although it might not seem possible. Such a rating must be a mistake, right? But it’s not.
Lighting continues to be a huge chunk of a building’s annual energy costs—between 20 and 40 percent. While the need for light will never go away, analyzing its costs through energy modeling can help secure the installation of more efficient technologies.
Analysis from Verdantix, an independent analyst focused on energy, environment and sustainability issues for business, shows that the market for carbon and energy management software in the United States will grow to $558 million by 2014.
As technology advances and more information about industrial energy use becomes available, the industrial energy management software and services market will evolve rapidly. According to an October 2011 report from Pike Research, under current conditions, the U.S.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the average energy use per home per year costs $2,000. With 110 million homes in the country, that’s a large sum of money. It is one reason why the relatively new home energy management (HEM) market is beginning to mature.
It could be argued that the potential for success of a particular innovation can be measured by its effect on the existing technology operating around it. If that’s the case, then smart meters are here to stay.
In the first quarter of next year, SAE International plans to establish a standard, integrated coupler that would allow electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to be charged from either a conventional, 15-amp alternating current (AC) wall outlet or a direct current (DC) connector of
From microwave ovens to Humvees, the military has a long history of developing and fine-tuning new technologies that later become accessible to the general public. To be sure, some have flopped while others have become household necessities.
According to the Division of Energy Resources (DOER) for the Rebuild Massachusetts Program’s strategic energy management booklet, it is useful to think of energy management as a three-phase process within which the effort and resources expended on gaining control of energy use, maintaining control
One of the biggest hurdles electrical contractors must jump when marketing their energy services is owners’ concerns about the initial investment they must make in order to reap the savings from a project.