Posts Tagged ‘Going Green’

Smart Grid Appliance Market May Reach $15B by 2015

More people are now searching for those energy savings and deciding to purchase smart appliances. According to the evironmentalleader.com, the global household smart appliance market is projected to grow from $3.06 billion in 2011 to $15.12 billion in 2015, says the “Smart Appliance Report” from Zpryme.

“Looking at the top product types projected for smart grid interoperability, in 2015 the global market size for smart washers and smart refrigerators, respectively, will reach $3.54 billion and $2.69 billion.“Consumer education from every member of the smart grid ecosystem is critical to making the smart grid a global victory for all stakeholders,” said Mark Ishac, Managing Director of Zpryme’s Going Green Practice.

In 2011, the U.S. is projected to dominate the household smart appliance market, accounting for 46 percent ($1.43 billion) of the global market, Ishac said.

That leading market share is projected to decline, however. By 2015, the U.S. market share is projected to be 36 percent ($5.46 billion).”

Full story: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2010/03/05/smart-grid-appliance-market-may-reach-15b-by-2015/

Phoenix Paradise Village Goes Solar

Yet another great step to greening our wonderful state of Arizona. All made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The city is engaged in several other similar projects, many of them focused on solar water heating.

According to AZCentral.com:

“For the first time at a large, city-owned residential unit, Phoenix has retrofitted an apartment complex in northeast Phoenix with solar-energy equipment and weatherization materials.

The goal is to reduce energy use and utility bills for the low- to middle-income residents of the 62-unit Paradise Village apartments in the Palomino neighborhood.

The city partnered with Arizona Public Service, which provided more than $180,000 in renewable-energy-systems rebates, and Southwest Gas, which donated the water heaters.”