Samsung tackles grid stability with smart home energy system

Samsung has unveiled a new demand response program for its SmartThings platform, aiming to connect smart homes to the power grid and automatically reduce energy consumption during peak demand periods. The initiative – called Flex Connect – is currently available in New York and California and works in conjunction with SmartThings Energy, the company's energy management solution.

Flex Connect leverages SmartThings' AI Energy Mode to automate how connected devices and appliances...

Millions of smart meters in Britain not working correctly

The UK's Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (Desnez) has revealed that 4.31 million smart meters have not been operating in smart mode.

At the end of 2023, 3.98 million were found to be faulty, with the trade association for the energy industry, Energy UK, subsequently instructing suppliers to replace broken meters.

There are almost 35 million smart meters in Great Britain and the majority are operating as intended according to Smart Energy GB, a not-for-profit...

UK announces measures to advance smart energy technology

The UK has announced new measures aimed at advancing smart energy technology and infrastructure across the country. The plans focus on enabling more homes to benefit from smart meters and flexible energy tariffs, as well as funding for companies to test new IoT-enabled services.

A key part of the strategy is improving support for in-home displays that connect to smart meters. The government has launched a scheme for customers to repair or replace faulty displays beyond the...

IoT transforming solar efficiency in South Africa

Coming off a record year for residential solar panel installations in 2023, the integration of the IoT and with solar energy systems is revolutionising how South Africans view home efficiency and energy independence.

“There’s an incredible opportunity to combine technology with daily home use to create homes that are smarter, more efficient, and more cost-effective," said Ross Mains-Sheard, Co-Founder and CEO of Versofy SOLAR.

“As smart home gadgets and apps become...

Samsung and British Gas will help UK homes reduce energy use

Samsung is partnering with British Gas to help UK customers take control of their household energy consumption.

"As one of the UK’s most trusted brands, British Gas is the perfect fit for us as an innovative technology business. Together we are now able to harness SmartThings Energy to provide customers with easier control into optimising their daily routines and energy use," explained Chanwoo Park, Executive Vice President at Samsung.

The collaboration expands the...

Comprehensive lithium battery solutions for smart security

Under the rapid development trend of the IoT and artificial intelligence industry, smart security has gradually replaced traditional security and become the main development mode of the industry. EVE is committed to creating a safer and more reliable lithium battery solution.

Relying on long-term research on application modes such as Bluetooth, LoRa, Wi-Fi, NB-IoT, and ZigBee, EVE's products are widely used for smart motion sensors, smart door sensors, flammable gas detectors,...

Britain’s smart meter network grew by a record-breaking 87% in 2021

Record growth was observed for Britain’s smart meter network in 2021, helping to support the country’s net-zero carbon ambitions.

The Smart Data Communications Company (SmartDCC) operates and maintains the national smart meter network.

In 2021, SmartDCC says it added eight million smart meters—representing an 87 percent increase. August 2021 was a record month with over one million smart meters connected.

Angus Flett, CEO of SmartDCC,...