Prager, Michael
January 2009
E: The Environmental Magazine;Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p19
The article offers information on the importance of the SmartGridCity, a home-energy-management system, launched by Xcel Energy in Boulder, Colorado. It is a scheme worthy $100 million wherein approximately 35,000 homes and businesses were outfitted with automation and communication capabilities. Through the installation of solar panels and multiple automated thermostats, the people could save energy and reduced the carbon emission as well. It is a smart way of providing better, faster delivery energy and do more energy conservation than any other measure available in the market.


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