Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going

The financial news has talked about the recent 3.2 billion acquisition of  Nest, so what does that mean to the home energy market?

I believe the smart money is going into energy analytics- not just Google, but any business who has a connection to your house; cable, security, utility....Solar City for example, last year pulled out of the energy retrofit/audit market to focus on their core PV business and with a 24x7 PV monitor, develop the interfaces to monitor whole house energy usage. Don't tell me how much I will save adding insulation- when I can see and control my heating/AC costs I will pay for that and thus a great recurring revenue business model...

I also believe we cannot simply talk about energy savings, comfort, etc.. to today's homeowner- Real data, show me!!! Google, for better or worse, is becoming more and more involved in our lives..

Your comments, please....

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Google has great ambition on the connected objects, the applications to habitat and robotics.

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