In my local town (Portland, Ore.) the local electric utility offered a personal energy management meter to customers for $50 and they sold out the first day! Ordinary people are desperate to find ways to get "green" and save a little money in the process. Look for an increase in energy management tools--both hardware and sotware--from multiple sources over the next few years.
This is not a short-term fad.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.