Energy Research

Pecan Street’s energy expertise is bridging gaps between industry, researchers and customers. Our research insights help corporations, entrepreneurs and policy makers develop leapfrog solutions that accelerate the transition to clean energy. We specialize in modeling, testing and verifying new smart home technology, electricity pricing, electric vehicle infrastructure, solar energy and energy storage.

Our one-of-a-kind research network includes more than 1,000 volunteer participants whose homes’ energy use (and, for solar residents, generation) is measured and can be analyzed in real time.

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Water Research

After pioneering residential energy use and generation research, Pecan Street engineers invented a way to transform old, analog water meters into internet-connected devices that can identify what water is being used for and detect minuscule water leaks.

More than 25 water utilities and universities have joined forces with Pecan Street through the University Municipal Water Consortium, where together they are harnessing the power of advanced technologies, cloud computing and data-intensive field research to accelerate water conservation and availability solutions.

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Transportation Research

As more cities pursue low-carbon strategies, our transportation sector will become increasingly electric – from passenger cars to buses and shuttles. That means utilities, researchers and policy-makers need a better understanding of how our grid will be impacted and what steps we should take to prepare for this shift. Through public-private partnerships, Pecan Street is conducting research of residential EV adoption, vehicle-to-grid integration, and the electrification of public transit.

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