Smart Energy Insights

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

5G Has Arrived, But Widespread Adoption Remains Years Away

After years of waiting and planning, the era of 5G has arrived. Within the past 12 months, all four of the major US mobile service providers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint & Verizon) have introduced services. European operators introduced services in countries including Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK and South Korea rolled out 5G services in April. Throughout the globe, carriers have announced plans to have 5G networks operational by the end of 2019 or early 2020.

5G has long been ...read more

Monday, September 02, 2019

Looking Ahead to 2020: Smart Home and Security Trends in Europe and the US

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 1:00 P.M. CT (2:00 P.M. ET)

Download this presentation, with a link to Webcast video, to get a sneak preview of core smart home topics for 2020. During this one-hour webcast, Parks Associates analysts share insights on major trends impacting the consumer technology markets, including smart home, home security, connected health, and energy management.

The research firm highlights recent consumer findings from surveys in the US, Canada, and the UK, and ...read more

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Parks Associates’ Eleventh Annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer announces Austin Energy, DTE, Itron, Reliant, and more on 2020 Advisory Board

Executive conference addresses opportunities for demand response and energy management solutions in the home

Parks Associates today announced the advisory board and topics for the eleventh annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, February 17-19, 2020, at the Omni Austin Downtown in Austin, Texas. Advisory board members include executives from Austin Energy, Constellation, Direct Energy, DTE, Itron, Racepoint Energy, Reliant, and WattzOn.

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Monday, June 03, 2019

CONNECTIONS™ Addresses Role of Energy in the Smart Home

The natural progression in the smart home goes from one device providing singular value to many working in concert to deliver a host of benefits. While individual products are driving innovation and energy efficiency, the greatest value comes when multiple devices are controlled in coordination to maximize energy savings. The ideal smart home experience is one in which a broad range of smart home devices work seamlessly together, providing convenience to the user and enhanced value for all ...read more

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Has Google Finally Found a Home for Nest?

During the opening day of the 2019 Google I/O event, Google’s annual developer conference, the tech giant announced that its ”Home” product line is being rebranded under its new Google Nest banner alongside its Nest product line. The Home products include smart speakers, streaming media devices, and Wifi routers. This announcement begs the question: has Google finally found a home for Nest? As the uneven relationship between Google and Nest illustrates, the answer is anything but ...read more

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Smart Home: Bringing Energy Efficiency to Low-Income Households

As technology moves forward, energy efficiency and “green” solutions—particularly in the residential space—continue to gain prominence. As of Q4 2018, about 25% of US broadband households own at least one smart home device, with smart thermostats leading the way and smart lighting solutions close behind. Still, overall adoption rates for individual energy management device categories remain at 10%, and product manufacturers struggle to push their products beyond high-income ...read more

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