CURB Shows Smart Home Energy Management at CES 2017

Published on January 3, 2017

It’s that time of the year. Nearly 200,000 people from all over the world will descend upon Las Vegas to discover the latest, most exciting consumer technology and innovations at CES. We’re excited to be a part of it and proud to say that we’ll be involved in the show’s first ever Smart Energy Marketplace, an area of the show run completely on an independent energy microgrid. Our home energy monitoring hardware will be installed in the microgrid so we can monitor and show in real-time the area’s energy generation and usage including the cost of charging an on-site Tesla. We…

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Energy Monitoring Makes Microgrids Possible

Published on January 2, 2017

The Emerge microgrid at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is located at LVCC, Central Plaza and is set to operate independently with renewable energy, specifically solar, and illustrate the strong connection between solar, renewable energy and energy monitoring systems like CURB. Microgrids are self-contained power systems in small geographic areas that allow operators to localize electrical sources and loads. Utilizing energy monitoring systems like CURB within microgrids allows operators to manage energy usage in real time such that energy is used as efficiently as possible. Monitoring is essential because the success of microgrids is dependent upon finding the most optimal ways to…

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CURB New Year 2017 Lightning Discounts

Published on December 29, 2016

Just in time for your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions, CURB is excited to announce limited time offers for everyone interested in making their home smarter, safer and more energy efficient. A curb is installed inside an electrical breaker panel, measuring all the electrical usage and production in a home, building or solar array. Curb’s CURB provides detail on a circuit-by-circuit basis so you can see the cost of each appliance and room in your home. With CURB, not only is there real-time visual feedback on consumption and solar production, but mobile notifications alert customers to any abnormalities with appliances. To that end, we…

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11 Simple Ways to Save Energy in the Home

Published on December 28, 2016

Curb aims to help our customers change the way they relate to energy, and more specifically, the ways in which they use energy. Using a curb, like CURB, gives customers a window into the heart of their home, by creating opportunities to see where energy is being used and by which appliances. A big part of the work at CURB is empowering our customers to be more energy literate. Learning more about energy — where it comes from, how it’s used, calculated, and affects daily life — is energy literacy. Becoming energy literate helps you achieve lower energy bills, and ensures more…

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CURB® chosen by Schneider Electric as the IoT Brain Trust for its Square D™ Load Centers

Published on December 15, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas – December 15, 2016 – CURB, the high-tech start-up maker of the world’s most powerful and intelligent home energy monitoring systems, today announced that their proprietary hardware and software have been chosen by Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, as the intelligence core for its Square D smart load centers. According to Forrester Research, home energy management is the leading driver of smart home interest for US home owners, ahead of security monitoring and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices. GreenTech Media predicts the market for home energy management systems to exceed $4 billion…

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Small Data is the new Big Data

Published on December 9, 2016

Residential energy monitoring sits at the crossroads of big data and small data. In gathering the world’s richest census of in-home energy usage data, CURB is positioned with highly leverageable big data intelligence. At the same time, CURB is invested in generating the types of small data insights that can not only help individual consumers increase safety, save energy and save money, but also contribute valuable observations that change the way we all use energy. Big data is essential for many companies to inform business decisions, but small data is, increasingly, the better route to achieve smarter, more relevant solutions. It is the humanizing element…

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CURB’s Predictions for Solar ’17

Published on December 1, 2016

2016 was, by many estimates, the most successful year for solar. As the year comes to an end and a new administration is set to take office, we gathered a series of predictions about the solar industry for 2017. Solar, Renewables, Will Continue To Grow Solar is expected to grow 20 to 23% in the next year — down from as much as 71% reported in previous years, despite renewable energy tax credits that were extended until 2019. That said, both the private and public sectors have invested heavily in renewable energy, and these investments are unlikely to become completely obsolete during a…

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