Retailer to Sell Home Energy Management Products

Home energy management products will soon be available that remotely control or schedule home thermostats, lights, or appliances, program a thermostat using a smart phone app or Web page, or measure the power of different appliances.

According to CNET News:

Best Buy plans to start selling home energy management products in stores later this year, creating a channel to introduce consumers to emerging grid technologies.

The consumer electronics retailer in late October will start a trial in which three stores will have dedicated areas to demonstrate and explain a range of home energy technologies, said Kris Bowring, senior director and platform lead for home energy at Best Buy, at the GridWeek conference here yesterday.

The choice of products has not yet been finalized but there will be a variety, ranging from simple whole-house energy monitors to a combination of a home security service and smart thermostats. The products are geared at helping people improve home efficiency and get remote control to their homes from a Web portal or smartphone, Bowring said.

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