25 May '12, 3pm

Sci-Fi No Longer, NREL Engineers Smart Homes

Sci-Fi No Longer, NREL Engineers Smart Homes

Sci-Fi No Longer, NREL Engineers Smart Homes May 24, 2012 Enlarge image NREL engineers Dane Christensen and Bethany Sparn test advanced power strips at NREL's Automated Home Energy Management Laboratory. The lab enables researchers to study the complex interactions of appliances and other devices in connection to the energy grid. Credit: Dennis Schroeder Thanks to TV shows such as The Jetsons and Star Trek , many Americans grew up dreaming that homes of the future would be equipped with fantastic high-tech features. From automatic food dispensers to sliding doors, to Rosie the Robot doing the household chores, the imagined homes of the future seemed to be driven by an unlimited supply of energy. Research engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have a different vision for the home of the future. The team is working on a...

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