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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

2016 Smart Energy Summit Contest Winner Announced

Parks Associates held its 7th annual Smart Energy Summit February 22-24 at in Austin, TX. At the annual conference, Parks Associates analysts, media, and industry leaders examined the expanding market for energy solutions and home controls and its impact on utilities, service providers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers.

New research presented included:

  • Four percent of U.S. broadband households own solar panels, up from 2% in
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Friday, February 26, 2016

Vivint: A fragmented national landscape makes it difficult to build a consistent and scalable consumer proposition

Jeremy Warren, Chief Technology Officer of Vivint, provides key insights into the growth of energy and IoT for Parks Associates' Smart Energy Summit:

What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market?

A fragmented national landscape makes it difficult to build a consistent and scalable consumer value proposition and business model. Because different utilities/jurisdictions have their own set of rules, spotty ...read more

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Low price of energy remains major barrier to consumer adoption: Insights from Comverge

Erin Keys, Director, Business Development & Strategy at Comverge, answers several industry questions for the Smart Energy Summit

What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market?

Reframing the discussion around deploying outcome-oriented, at-scale solutions versus feature-focused pilots.

What are the major challenges that your business must address in 2016? In 2020?

We must continue to ...read more

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

We have only scratched the surface of analytics we can perform on a home: Insights from WeatherBug Home

Dave Oberholzer, VP, Business and Partner Development at WeatherBug Home, answers several key industry questions for the Smart Energy Summit hosted by Parks Associates:

What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market?

We have defined an approach that truly delivers on the promise of IoT. Our integrated solution, which combines a variety of sensor data, our data processing capabilities and ability to present ...read more

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

2016 will be a year of transition from innovators to early adopters: Insights from SmartThings

Ramon Alvarez, Senior Director of Strategic Consumer Solutions at SmartThings, provides key insights on the future of the industry for the 2016 Smart Energy Summit

What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market?

There are two major challenges:

  • The first is technical - not all energy consuming devices have the capability to get connected and provide energy consumption data, and alternative
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Icontrol Networks Announces Integration of WeatherBug Home

Today, Icontrol Networks announced a new partnership with Earth Networks, which centers around the integration of WeatherBug Home into Icontrol’s Developer Program.

Icontrol Networks, a leader in interactive security and home automation will offer Earth Network’s big data intelligence, proprietary weather data, and energy usage analytics to its customers. “The program let’s customers offer a new level of automation,” said the company’s CEO, Bob Hagerty. 

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Comcast: The key to engaging consumers is finding a direct path to deliver the energy management experience at little cost or effort

Dennis Mathew, VP, Xfinity Home at Comcast Cable, answers several industry questions before speaking at Parks Associates' seventh-annual Smart Energy Summit in Austin:

What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market?

In general, many consumers aren’t truly informed or aware of the many values of and ease of home energy management. To engage them in this space, the key is finding a direct path to deliver the ...read more

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Tendril: Utilities need to innovate in a way that is both environmentally conscious and economically healthy

David Grant, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Tendril, provides insight on several key industry trends before joining the 2016 Smart Energy Summit in Austin: 

What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market?

Utilities need to innovate in a way that is both environmentally conscious and economically healthy. However, the unique thing about the energy industry is that it goes against the ...read more

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