Press Release

Recession and Green Technology Trend to Drive New Wave of Smart Grid Consumer Investment


May 22nd, 2012

Global Information Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of two brand new Residential Clean Energy and Smart Grid Market Research reports from Pike Research:

Home Energy Management: Market Analysis and Forecasts

Pike Researchs new Home Energy Management market research report, In-Home Displays, Networked HEM Systems, Standalone HEM Systems, Web Portals, and Paper Bill HEM Reports: Market Analysis and Forecasts, identifies the major restraints for home energy management uptake. For the past decade, market and analyst expectation had been that a smarter grid would enable the wider use of new tools and incentives for consumers to use energy more efficiently. People would save money, and utilities would benefit from lower overall consumption. However, the home energy management (HEM) market continues to struggle for more traction. Indifference to the promised potential savings, a resistance to paying extra for HEM hardware, unsettled standards for interoperability, a crowded vendor space, and lukewarm support by some utilities have halted consumer uptake.

As Pike Research notes, however, this view is starting to change. Over the coming years, a continued desire among consumers to reduce bills, regulatory mandates for greater efficiency, wider use of variable pricing schemes, and a strong "green" sentiment will combine to help drive adoption forward. This report examines global and regional home energy management trends. It provides market forecasts through 2020, with regional breakdowns for paper bills, web portals, standalone systems, in-home displays, and integrated HAN/HEM systems.

A summary for this report and a free sample of the full document are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/pike240856-home-energy-management-home-displays-networked-hem.html

Energy Efficient Homes: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

Energy efficiency in residential housing is becoming an increasingly important issue around the world as total residential energy consumption continues to rise. Home builders and retrofitters must adopt a systems approach to home design and construction, integrating all aspects of home operation.

Building Envelope, Lighting, HVAC and Appliances, Water Heating, Energy Audits, and Soft Costs: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts is another new Pike Research Residential Energy Efficiency market forecast that analyzes the global market opportunity for energy efficient homes, including a focus on key market segments such as building envelope improvements, lighting, HVAC and major appliances, water heating, energy audits, and soft costs associated with energy efficiency. Market forecasts are provided through 2020 for both new and existing building stock across five world regions. Details of local, regional, and supranational market drivers and barriers are discussed in depth, and a cross-section of key industry players are profiled, highlighting their product and services offerings.

An Executive Summary for this report and a free sample of the full document are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/pike239829-energy-efficient-homes-building-envelope-lighting.html

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