Why the Home of the Future will Talk to the Grid
Research engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) picture the home of the future as a smart home that will talk to the grid. The engineers hope our homes will be able to dynamically coordinate when power is cheap, when appliances should turn on and off, and when renewable energy resources are available to offset peak demand. To be truly smart, the home will not only receive communications about energy availability but also respond.
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