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Among self-help support options, consumers are slightly less likely to use self-help applications on their devices than other support resources. This is likely driven by lower availability of the self-help applications compared to other self-help resources. The percentage of consumers who report using self-help applications has remained the same over the past four years, suggesting that availability and/or interest in using these tools has not changed much over the years. Among...
Parks Associates research finds that more than a third of US internet households are likely to purchase a vehicle in the next year. While EVs are a growing market, the EV ecosystem is still immature and requires substantial investments to scale and meet future demands. Consumers have many concerns around the reliability and security of the vehicle, the charging infrastructure being in place to alleviate charging concerns, and the operational aspects that come with it, including the use...
A smart door lock belongs to the family of smart home access devices and is a wirelessly connected electromechanical lock—or retrofit mechanical control for a deadbolt—that can be remotely monitored, locked, and unlocked by communicating using a smartphone, tablet, computer, or smart speaker. It may communicate either directly, via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, or through a gateway or voice assistant. These devices provide keyless entry/exit serving as a replacement for traditional keyed locks...
Join leaders from utilities, state and national regulators, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs at the newest installment of the 2022 Smart Energy Summit for the virtual track “ Electric Vehicles: A New Era for Consumers ” on Thursday, August 4 at 11 AM CT. Speakers will discuss the coming surge of EVs on the market, the potentially explosive EV growth in adoption, and the implications for consumers, the grid, and needed infrastructure. Sponsors include...
The California Energy Commission is responsible for ensuring new and existing buildings improve energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality. Title 24, Part 6 covers the specific details regarding all low-rise residential buildings including single-family home new construction, which is the focus of the report. Local agencies enforce and verify compliance to the codes. Codes are updated every three years to incorporate new technologies and construction techniques that are...
AutoGrid, which specializes in AI-driven optimization for distributed energy resources (DERs), has just announced that it will be acquired by Schneider Electric. The two companies have been working together since 2015 and in 2020, they introduced an integrated solution focused on digital transformation for utilities. Once the agreement passes regulatory approval and the usual closing conditions, the deal is expected to close in Q3. Parks Associates’ research reveals that smart...
Parks Associates continues its thirteenth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the  Consumer with the virtual session, State of Residential Energy Management , on Thursday, April 7, from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM CT. Bruce Sher , Head of Business Development LG Electronics  will be the featured Fireside Chat speaker at 12:00 PM CT, addressing the changing markets for residential energy management. Prior to the session, Bruce provided insights on key trends that will...
Parks Associates continues its thirteenth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer with the virtual session, State of Residential Energy Management , on Thursday, April 7, from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM CT. Paul Wezner , VP, Product and Customer Success, Powerley will be featured on the interactive panel, The Future of Energy: A Paradigm Shift, at 11:15 AM CT, addressing how the new requirements for active consumer participation in energy savings will drive the...

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