Home Energy Management

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Twenty-nine percent of US broadband households plan to purchase a smart thermostat in 2020

Parks Associates and PLMA present data and insights on consumer awareness and familiarity of energy management solutions, programs, and tools

Parks Associates research finds 29% of US broadband households plan to purchase a smart thermostat in 2020 and 13% of broadband households currently own a smart thermostat. Consumers are also showing more interest in automated energy programs, as 42% of current smart thermostat owners would allow a utility to adjust their device in or ...read more

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

More than 60% of smart energy products were self-installed

Research provides insights on energy devices and impact on solar energy investments 

Parks Associates released new consumer research today showing consumers are increasingly comfortable self-installing smart energy devices, such as smart light bulbs, smart thermostats, and smart plugs/adapters. Energy Management, Utilities, and Smart Home, featuring a survey of 10,000 US broadband households in Q4 2018, reports that 59% of smart thermostats were self-installed, 79% of smart ...read more

Monday, June 17, 2019

25% of UK consumers rate access to real-time energy use information as most valuable energy management tool

Consumer research provides insights on connected lifestyles and energy management in the UK 

Research from Parks Associates finds 25% of UK broadband households rate access to real-time energy use information as the most valuable energy management tool. According to IoT in the UK: Energy and the Smart Home, UK consumers show strong interest in real-time alerts and notifications for high energy consumption. Providers and manufacturers can tap into this opportunity with energy ...read more

Monday, February 04, 2019

23% of U.S. broadband households intend to buy a smart thermostat in 2019

Smart Energy Summit to feature session, sponsored by Bidgely, on maximizing energy data

New data from Parks Associates finds 23% of U.S. broadband households plan to buy a smart thermostat in 2019, while 24% are likely to buy a smart lightbulb. The growth in connected devices will further expand the amount of consumer data available, and the IoT research firm’s 10th-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer will feature a special session, “The Energy Data Goldmine,” ...read more

Thursday, November 29, 2018

34% of U.S. broadband households consider battery storage for excess power to be very valuable

Industry report finds market opportunities for home energy management, residential battery storage, and solar solutions continue to grow

Parks Associates research reveals more than one-third of U.S. broadband households consider battery storage for their homes to be very valuable, although only 16% feel they are very familiar with this solution. The firm’s report Home Energy Management: Road to Net Zero notes the high value scores are encouraging, especially given that four ...read more

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

21% of households very familiar with rebates or other purchase incentives for energy-efficient products

New Parks Associates energy research examines influence of incentives on buying behaviors

Energy research from Parks Associates reveals 29% of U.S. broadband households are very familiar with at least one energy program, with product rebates and purchase incentives scoring the highest. 360 Deep Dive: Incentivizing Whole Home Energy Efficiency reports 21% of U.S. broadband households are very familiar with rebates and other incentives associated with the adoption of energy-ef ...read more

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Zero net energy home construction increases 75% from 2016 to 2017

New industry report examines energy-efficiency investments by builders

A new industry report from international research firm Parks Associates shows that construction of zero net energy (ZNE) homes increased by 75% from 2016 to 2017. According to Home Energy Management: Road to Net Zero, this growth aligns with increases in expressed consumer demand, as Parks Associates’ consumer segmentation regarding energy efficiency estimates 42% of all U.S. consumers classify as energy- ...read more

Monday, June 25, 2018

80% of U.S. broadband households believe that having an energy-efficient home is important

Parks Associates and PLMA examine growth trajectory for DER and smart home over next several years in industry webcast

Parks Associates research reveals one-third of U.S. broadband households own at least one product that can be controlled with their smartphone, with smart home adoption growing alongside distributed energy resources (DER) such as renewable generation, battery storage, and electric vehicles. Parks Associates and PLMA will co-host the complimentary industry we ...read more

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