Pecan Street News, Press Releases and Posts

AC = 2/3 of home summer electric use

Homeowners and utilities in areas with hot summers already knew air conditioning was the dominant electric use between June and August. The latest quarterly research report from the research site WikiEnergy puts a number on just how much of that home electric use comes from air conditioning.


Pecan Street Help: Rebooting your monitoring equipment

If you have noticed that your research equipment is not transmitting data or you received notice from a Pecan Street staff member about your system being “off-line,” you may need to manually reboot your system. This is a simple process and may prevent the need for an in-person service call. The process is similar to…


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

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.