Home Area Networks: Analysis and Forecasts

This industry report details the development of networks inside the home for energy management applications. The report profiles developers of residential energy management products and services aimed at monitoring, measuring, and controlling energy consumption. The report analyzes the different types of HAN solutions being deployed, including utility supported and independent. It provides market forecasts and insights into new business models and the impact on other markets including home controls, broadband service providers, security systems, and more.

“Awareness and interest in energy management applications are growing among consumers, and home area networks offering access to energy consumption data will become part of a broader connected home ecosystem,” said Parks Associates. “This report provides a broad overview of the different stakeholders vying for a place inside consumers’ homes and the different distribution and business models they are implementing.”

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Home Area Network Dashboard

1.0 Introduction

1.1 Key Questions & Issues Addressed
1.2 Scope
1.3 Source of Consumer Data
1.4 Definitions and Acronyms

2.0 Analysis of Market Dynamics

2.1 The Residential Energy Management Ecosystem
2.2 Energy Management Networks: HANs and iREM Nets

2.2.1 Evolution of Home Networks

2.3 Distribution Channels

3.0 Control Communication Technologies

3.1 ISO Model

3.1.1 Wireless Communication Platforms

6LowPAN
Z-Wave
ZigBee

3.1.2 Powerline Communication Platforms

HomeGrid/ G.hn
HomePlug AV (P1901)
HomePlug Command & Control (C&C) (P1901)
INSTEON (SmartLabs)
LonWorks (Echelon)

3.1.3 Energy Harvesting Platforms

EnOcean
GreenPeak (Emerald GP500C)

3.2 Collaborations among Standards Developing Organizations

3.2.1 ZigBee and HomePlug
3.2.2 HomeGrid and Z-Wave
3.2.3 Wi-Fi and ZigBee
3.2.4 Wi-Fi and HomePlug

4.0 Participants in the Residential Energy Management Ecosystem

4.1 Company Profiles

4Home
ADT
AlertMe
Carrier
Cisco
Comverge
Control4
ecobee
EcoFactor
eMeter
General Electric
Ingersoll Rand
OpenPeak
Opower
SmartLabs

4.2 Company Summaries

Agilewaves

Alarm.com

Blue Line Innovations
Consert
D-Link
Energate
EnergyHub
Eragy
Gigle Networks
Google PowerMeter
Greenwave Reality
GridPoint
Home Automation Inc. (HAI)
iControl
Intamac
Intel
Intwine Energy
P3 – Kill A Watt
Powerhouse Dynamics
Microsoft Hohm
ONZO
Panasonic Electric Works
Residential Control Systems (RCS)
Silver Spring Networks
The Energy Detective (TED)
Tendril
uControl

4.3 Company Synopses

2GIG
Allure Energy
Ambient
AmericanGrid
Aprilaire
AzTech Associates
Calico Energy Services
Comcast
Digi Energy
Future Dash
GroundedPower
Honeywell
Manodo & Clayster
Passivsystems
Proliphix
RLtec
Schneider Electric
Universal Remote Control (URC)
Verizon
Zenpanion

5.0 Market Forecasts

5.1 Methodology Overview
5.2 Market Overview
5.3 Home Area Network Forecast
5.4 Engaging the Consumer
5.5 HANs and iREM Networks

6.0 Takeaways & Recommendations

Home Area Network Dashboard
Definitions and Acronyms
Participants in the Residential Energy Management Ecosystem
Systems in the Home Area Network
U.S. Households with Home Networks
Evolution of Home Networks
Evolution of the Universal Remote Control
Residential Energy Management Networks: Distribution Channel Perspective
Distribution Channels Employed by Residential Energy Management Solution Providers
Protocol Layers in the OSI Model
OSI Model Protocol Layers and Technologies
Wireless Control Technologies
Powerline Control Technologies
Energy Harvesting Technology
Selected Firms with REM Solutions
Residential Energy Management Market Forecast Methodology
HAN-activated Meter Forecast
Consumer Attitudes about Utilities Controlling Systems in their Homes
Households with HANs and iREM Networks
Households with HANs and iREM Nets: 2010 to 2020

Publish Date: 4Q 2010

Pages: 85


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