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Prior to attending the Smart Energy Summit in Austin , Dave Hurst, Director, Market Analysis for NextEnergy, answers the following industry questions:  What are the major barriers impacting consumer adoption of energy related products and services? A big part of the challenge is low cost of energy. There just isn't a great business case for energy products at the individual consumer level. Add to that the difficulty in predicting energy costs, and consumers have a very...
 
by Parks Associates | Feb. 11, 2016
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According to research released this week by Parks Associates , the state of Texas is ahead of the national average in adoption of smart energy devices. Among broadband households in Texas, 16% currently own a smart energy device such as a smart thermotate, light bulb, power strip, outlet, or plug, compared to just 12% among all broadband households in the U.S. Texas companies including Austin Energy and Reliant have been strong leaders in driving consumer awareness of energy...
 
by Parks Associates | Feb. 11, 2016
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Martha Amram, Founder & CEO of WattzOn and Green Button Alliance, answers several key industry questions prior to speaking at the 2016 Smart Energy Summit , taking place February 22-24, 2016 in Austin:  What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market? 2016 promises to be a year of substance in residential energy management. Solar, connected home and other companies like WattzOn have been...
 
by Parks Associates | Feb. 10, 2016
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Jason Paris to present new research at Integrated Systems Europe New consumer research from Parks Associates shows that in the next 12 months, over 40% of U.K. broadband consumers are likely to adopt new connected devices, including smart door locks, sensors, and security cameras, as part of a home security or control system that can be monitored or controlled by a smartphone, tablet, or computer. The firm’s Connected Consumer in Europe project also found that ownership of...
 
by Jason Paris | Feb. 10, 2016
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Firm Announces New Research before Mobile World Congress this Month In advance of Mobile World Congress this month , Parks Associates released new mobile research today showing 86% of U.S. broadband households now own a smartphone. The smartphone markets in European nations , like in the U.S., have become mature and highly competitive. Among broadband households in Western Europe, 76% in the U.K., 82% in Germany, 78% in France, and 90% in Spain own a smartphone. “Apple...
 
by Harry Wang | Feb. 10, 2016
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In what other universe, other than the Internet of Things, can insulin pumps and high-end automobiles be mentioned in the same thought bubble? During a recent visit to my endocrinologist, I, as usual, complained about what a pain in the kiester it was to manage an insulin pump, continuous glucose monitor and glucometer (that’s the meter you use to test your blood glucose level). Yes, it affords what Type 1s refer to as “good control,” but it is balancing act that takes time,...

Kevin Meagher, SVP Business Development at ROC-Connect, answers several industry questions prior to speaking at Parks Associates' annual Smart Energy Summit , taking place February 22-24, 2016 in Austin:  What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market? The main challenge is business models. Utilities are missing the opportunity to use the IoT and smart home as a way to reinvent their...
 
by Parks Associates | Feb. 9, 2016
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Texas companies including Austin Energy, Reliant/NRG, and ERCOT discuss integration of IoT technologies with existing utility programs at Smart Energy Summit Sixteen percent of broadband households in Texas own a smart energy device, which could include smart thermostats, light bulbs, power strips, outlets, and plugs/adapters, compared to 12% of all U.S. broadband households,according to Parks Associates. The Dallas-based market research firm will share new research  on...
 
by Stuart Sikes | Feb. 9, 2016
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