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GE wants to enable zero-energy housing
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Written by Daniel   
Friday, 17 July 2009 08:44

GE has developed a set of power generators, appliances, and a management device that it will bundle together, which will allow households to monitor and optimize their power consumption.

By Casey Johnston | Last updated July 16, 2009 6:15 PM CT

General Electric has been pursuing the smart grid for some time—a networked power grid that allows households and appliances to communicate with utilities to help match the houses' peak demand to the available power. Now, GE has announced that its smart grid efforts are part of a larger vision: a home's worth of smart appliances that derive power from the house's own solar panels, all tied together by an energy management device that puts control in the hands of the user. GE plans to sell the whole setup as a package to housing developers, and speculates it will be available as early as 2015.     [ARS Technica.... ]   [Comments...]

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