Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica

Consumer Technology

Bloomberg Explores The Connected Home

The connected home starts out in most people’s’ minds as a kitschy Jetsons-like, futuristic impossibility. After a little explanation, most can make the leap to the more realistic interconnected possibilities opening up these days, but even so, it still sometimes feel like a weird dream.

The reality is, when you combine smart fridges, wifi-enabled light bulbs, smart thermostats, smart phones and a worldwide internet, the connected home is a lot less impossible.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance analyst Colin McKerracher recently sat down to explain the connected home. He covers a wide range of questions, including just what we can expect in the coming years from the connected home, and the impact this new industry is having on policy and energy giants.

Here’s the Bloomberg video of Colin discussing the connected home:

CleanTechnica has covered the connected home for years now, and I’ve been a personal fan of technologies like smart thermometer Nest, wifi-enabled light bulbs like LIFX, and most recently the Blossom smart sprinkler system.

Blossom has only just hit the big-time, with a product announcement and accompanying Kickstarter campaign (that is designed to push production, rather than finance the idea). With 19 days to go (as of writing), more than 500 backers have pledged over $60,000 of the $30,000 goal.

Blossom is a first-of-its-kind smart sprinkler system that conserves water, significantly reduces water utility bills and gives users control from their smartphones or tablets.

As technology develops and consumer technologies like smartphones continue to grow in functionality, connected home possibilities are only going to flourish. All in all, it’s a fantastic time to start watching this growing initiative — for the energy savings it could create at home, and for the sheer joy of new consumer technology.

 
Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
 
 

Advertisement
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

Written By

I'm a Christian, a nerd, a geek, and I believe that we're pretty quickly directing planet-Earth into hell in a handbasket! I also write for Fantasy Book Review (.co.uk), and can be found writing articles for a variety of other sites. Check me out at about.me for more.

Comments

You May Also Like

Batteries

YUNEV, CalStart, and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Hybrid and Zero-emission Truck and Bus Voucher Project (HVIP) teamed up to conduct a cost...

Fossil Fuels

As the cost of capital goes up, the prospects for fossil fuel projects go down.

Cars

Tesla's China sales in April are as expected.

Batteries

I’ve spoken to half a dozen or so EV battery mineral experts in the past several months with one prime objective: understanding how much...

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.