By Gary Thomas
Global Information has announced the addition of two Pike Research reports covering residential clean energy and smart grid markets to its offering.
First report titled, ‘Home Energy Management: In-Home Displays, Networked HEM Systems, Standalone HEM Systems,Web Portals, and Paper Bill HEM Reports: Market Analysis and Forecasts,’ discusses the key barriers for the adoption of home energy management. According to the report, an unwillingness to pay more for home energy management (HEM) systems, inability in achieving the promised potential savings, unsettled specifications for interoperability, half-hearted support from some utilities, and a crowded vendor space are the reasons halting consumer adoption of HEM.
However, this scenario is beginning to change. Increase in consumers’ willingness to lower bills, wide adoption of variable pricing schemes, regulations for higher efficiency, and a growing ‘green’ sentiment will accelerate HEM uptake. This report analyzes local and international HEM trends. It provides market forecast data through 2020, with information pertaining to regional breakdowns for integrated HAN/HEM systems, in-home displays, standalone systems, web portals and paper mills.
Second report titled, ‘Energy Efficient Homes - Building Envelope, Lighting, HVAC and Appliances, Water Heating, Energy Audits, and Soft Costs: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts,’ explores the worldwide market potential for energy efficient homes. It provides in-depth analysis of major market segments, which include building envelope upgrading, HVAC and major appliances, energy audits, water heating, lighting, and soft expenses related to energy efficacy.
This in-depth report provides market forecast data through 2020, covering current and new building stock for five world regions. It discusses supranational, regional, and local market barriers and drivers in detail. It includes profiles of major industry players, with special focus on their products and services.