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Oak Park, IL: Smart grid project moves closer toward implementation

September 18, 2014 ,,

Press Release: Issued by Village of Oak Park, IL on September 18, 2014 (Oak Park, IL – September 18, 2014) — A project to demonstrate the potential cost savings of electric smart grid technologies in Oak Park took a step closer to implementation Monday, as the Village Board confirmed its commitment to environmental sustainability by […] 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 »

GreenTech Media: Are Solar Panels Facing the Wrong Direction?

GreenTech Media November 14, 2013 ,,,

West-facing rooftop solar panels produced 49 percent more electricity during peak demand compared to south-facing panels, according to a new study from Pecan Street Research Institute. The research is the first of its kind to evaluate the energy production of solar panels oriented in different directions. Pecan Street analyzed 50 homes in the Austin, Texas area. Some had only south-facing panels, others had west-facing panels, and some had both. Read More »

SDG&E Research Study To Dig Down To Circuit-Level Usage

PR Newswire August 21, 2013 ,,,

Pecan Street will provide volunteer participants with a free website and mobile application that provides real-time information on the customer's electricity use down to the appliance and circuit level as well as information on appliance, rooftop solar panel and home energy performance. The service is powered by an "energy data router" installed at the customer's circuit panel. The router is manufactured in California. Read More »

With Free Sample Data Set, Pecan Street Research Institute Expands Access to World-Class Energy Use Data to Global University Researchers

Press Release • April 11, 2013

For Immediate Release Contact: Colin Rowan,, (512) 222-9603 (Austin – April 11, 2013) For decades, university researchers pursuing energy innovations and solutions have been hindered by lack of research data on how people use electricity in their homes during the course of the day. But for the past two years, one U.S. university has […] Read More »

Austin Icons Revisit MCC

March 8, 2012

Pecan Street Inc. was pleased to host an historic look back at the MCC competition and what it meant to Texas. Moderated by Evan Smith, CEO of the Texas Tribune, the event featured former Governor Mark White, Pike Powers, Ben Streetman and Bob Inman. Read More »