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International WikiEnergy Data Conference – June 3-5, 2014

April 11, 2014

  Join the WikiEnergy member researchers on June 3-5, 2014 at The University of Texas at Austin for the International WikiEnergy Data Conference. Co-hosted by Carnegie Mellon University and Pecan Street Research Institute, the WikiEnergy Data Conference will take place in conjunction with and immediately following the second International Workshop on Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM, […] Read More »

Hidden Treasure: Two New Resources Offer Up Massive Amounts of Utility Data

Green Tech Media March 13, 2014

Where Chattanooga EPB is looking to drive entrepreneurial innovation with its GIGTANK project, Pecan Street Project is looking for not-for-profit researchers to tap its WikiEnergy data store. The platform is free, but is only open to faculty and students at “postsecondary educational institutions” such as U.S. universities and their international equivalents, or researchers at nonprofit research institutions. Read More »

With Wiki Energy, Pecan Street shares the largest residential energy database with the world

Scientific American March 12, 2014

There’s a new resource for researchers on residential energy usage called Wiki Energy, which is a new initiatve from Austin, Texas-based Pecan Street Inc. Read More »

Wiki-energy.org Provides University and NGO Researchers Access to the World’s Largest Energy and Water Use Database

March 6, 2014 ,,

A consortium of university and NGO researchers announced today the launch of WikiEnergy, a suite of online research tools that includes the world’s largest research database of customer energy and water use. WikiEnergy (www.wiki-energy.org) is available for free to university and NGO researchers conducting scientific and public interest research and curriculum development. Read More »

High-tech homes reveal secrets of energy use

Mission Valley News February 14, 2014 ,,

A new housing development in Mission Valley is part neighborhood, part laboratory. The Civita development, built just off Mission Center Road and Friars Road, gives residents and researchers a chance to study energy use and human behavior. Read More »

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz visits Austin, with praise

Austin American-Statesman February 6, 2014

As part of a trip to promote President Barack Obama’s energy strategy, Moniz chatted with local clean energy companies and leaders, including clean technology startups from the Austin Technology Incubator and the cleantech cluster development group CleanTX. He also toured the Pike Powers Laboratory and Center for Commercialization, a testing bed and commercialization facility near the UT campus. Read More »

Energy Secretary to Austinites: We need your technology to power U.S.

Austin Business Journal February 6, 2014

Bert Haskell, Chief Technology Officer, Pecan Street Inc., right, speaks to U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz in Austin Thursday at Pike Powers Lab, part of the Pecan Street complex. Read More »

Boulder to track energy use in 50 homes, 25 businesses over next 2 years

Daily Camera January 26, 2014

"Our goal here is to speed up innovation in energy, and the way we think that needs to happen is by involving the customer in decision making," Rowan said. "We're inviting them into a large energy focus group to find out what they like and what they don't like and what they want." Read More »

Your Solar Panels Aren’t Facing The Wrong Way

Forbes November 22, 2013

A recent report from the Pecan Street Research Institute started a chain of articles with increasingly inaccurate conclusions. Read More »

Report: Residential Solar Systems Reduce Summer Peak Demand by Over 50% in Texas research trial

November 18, 2013 ,,

In most markets, rooftop solar panels are promoted as a way for electric utility customers to reduce their reliance on fossil fuel power and — eventually — save money on their electric bill. According to a new PSR Analytics report from Texas-based energy research firm Pecan Street Research Institute, residential solar systems, and particularly west-facing rooftop systems, may also act as a fairly impactful peak demand reduction device for utilities struggling to meet afternoon demand in hot summer months. Read More »