Climate change is the world’s single greatest challenge. And securing a clean water supply for a growing population isn’t far behind. Solving both challenges will grow the economy, improve people’s lives, and protect our natural resources and climate.

Pecan Street provides access to the world’s best data on consumer energy and water consumption behavior, testing and verification of technology solutions, and commercialization services to help bring breakthrough ideas to market faster and guide policy decisions.

The solution to our water and energy challenge will demand a mixture of new technologies and policies. But it first requires a detailed understanding of water and energy use behavior.

Unlike any other organization, Pecan Street’s research addresses technology, behavior, and how the two interact. Our ambition is to provide the innovators and entrepreneurs that will lead the way toward a more sustainable energy and water system with the research, analysis, and insights they need to be successful.

Pecan Street is the only organization or company that combines expertise in the “Internet of Things,” high-velocity data acquisition, big data analytics, and lean product development to drive disruptive innovation for water and energy.

Our real-world testbed of volunteer research participants is the first of its kind on the planet and has become an international model for how to develop and conduct energy and resource research and product testing. Our commercialization lab is an affordable, world-class proving ground for major corporations and startups alike. And our database, the largest source of disaggregated customer energy data, is used by university researchers and industry-leading companies around the world.

Headquartered in Austin, Pecan Street Inc. is a 501(c)(3) research and development organization.

Recent annual reports are available below:
– FY 2020-2021 Annual Report
 – FY 2019-2020 Annual Report
 – FY 2018-2019 Annual Report
 – FY 2017-2018 Annual Report