Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Sci-Fi Reality: Connected, Smart Eco-Homes Coming Soon
By Jim Motavalli
GE, which makes the WattStation EV charger, is partnering with Urban Green Energy to hook EV chargers to the futuristic Sanya Skypump, an innovative streetlamp with built-in off-grid solar and wind-turbine power generation. The partnership has municipal customers in mind, but GE also envisions a home-based unit that incorporates the wind turbine.