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