15 Aug '11, 8am

"Smart meter installations to near one billion by 2020"

The number of smart meter installations around the world will increase almost four-fold over the next decade, nearing one billion by 2020, according to a new study from Pike Research . The report, released last week, predicts that the rapid rollout of smart meters in China will ensure that the sector's stellar growth rates can be maintained through to the end of the decade. FURTHER READING Gemserv aims to be the beating heart of the smart grid Leave the hard sell at the door, smart meter installers told According to the research firm, the installed global base for smart meters will reach 251 million units by the end of this year before more than doubling to 535 million units by 2015. Growth is then expected to slow fractionally during the second half of the decade, with the report predicting the total number of installations will reach 963 million by 2020. "Smart meters re...

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