Energy Research

Pecan Street’s energy research insights help corporations, entrepreneurs, and policymakers 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 home energy use (and, for solar residents, generation) is measured and analyzed in real-time.

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Water Research

Pecan Street invented a way to transform old, analog water meters into internet-connected devices that can identify how water is used 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 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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Soil/Carbon Research

One of the world’s most effective climate solutions lays dormant under our feet. Pecan Street is applying its experience in electricity, water, and natural gas data collection and analysis to a new front on the fight against climate change: soil.

Soil is already the globe’s second largest carbon sink. Globally, it contains more than 2 trillion metric tons of carbon – more than three times the carbon as is in our atmosphere. And scientists believe we can store much more carbon in cropland around the world.

But we must quantify its potential, create financial incentives for farmers to participate in this change and develop tools and standards to measure its progress. Pecan Street Inc. is convening soil and technology experts, data scientists and climate advocates to accelerate the digitization of global soil and climate measurement and spur the use of technology to maximize this incredible climate opportunity.