GE Promises Turn-Key Net Zero System by 2015comments (2) July 20th, 2009 in Blogs
Last week General Electric announced that it's developing a turn-key product portfolio that will empower consumers to build — new construction and remodels — homes that efficiently generate, manage, and consume their own electricity. This concept, known as netzero, is not new...but centralizing it within one company sure does make shopping easier!
So, in addition to their current lineup of efficient lighting and demand-based appliances (which communicate with utility companies to consume energy only when it's most efficient to do so), GE also plans to create residential solar photovoltaics and wind-harnessing products.
This one-two combo is a major step towards letting average homeowners live off the grid.
The first step will be in 2010, when GE will introduce the Home Energy Manager. This wall-mounted gizmo will act as the central nervous system for the net zero energy home, and will work in conjunction with all the other futuristic GE products in the home to help homeowners to optimize how they consume energy.
Click here to read the full press release.
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