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UL's Ken Boyce on the role of #solar in a #smartmeter world (via @SolarIndustry

UL's Ken Boyce on the role of #solar in a #smartmeter world (via @SolarIndustry

Connected devices are ushering in a new age. For the electric power sector, one such device is the smart meter – a building block for realizing the benefits of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. A replacement for its predecessor, the electro-mechanical analog meter, digital smart meters are, at their core, devices that record the amount of energy consumers use in their homes. Secure wireless technology allows these meters to send this information back to electric utilities for calculating monthly electric bills. Today, more than 65 million smart meters have been installed in homes across the U.S., about half of all existing homes. Utilities can provide homeowners with real-time access to their overall energy use, even making it available through personal devices, with these smart meters. Smart meters also allow the ability to digitally collect and measure time-of-use d...

Full article: http://solarindustrymag.com/role-solar-smart-meter-world

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