How smart hot water heaters can help South Africa’s energy transition

An estimated 5.4 million electric water heaters in South African homes and public buildings use around 40 GWh of energy per day, requiring 12% of operational capacity from the electricity grid at peak times. MJ (Thinus) Booysen, Associate Professor at the Electrical & Electronic Engineering Department at Stellenbosch University explains the benefits of smart water … Continue reading How smart hot water heaters can help South Africa’s energy transition

Possibility of new Tesla product: smart homes

Elon Musk is in the news regularly.  Known for his electric cars, energy storage and many other products, there are hints he may also be considering smart homes.  Fred Lambert explains in an article on the electrek website   Elon Musk hints at a ‘Tesla Smart Home’ with more efficient air conditioning Tesla CEO Elon … Continue reading Possibility of new Tesla product: smart homes

The future is looking cloudy for the broader smart home business

Recently Ruth Mourik wrote an excellent column for eceee about the “smart” solutions to non-existing problems. Yet, there continues to be those “smart” technology developers who are doing their best to lead us to the smart home revolution. Hayley Tsukayama writes in the Washington Post about the latest developments in the US in the “smart” … Continue reading The future is looking cloudy for the broader smart home business