NextHome is part smart home, part distributed generation, and part direct current (DC) and operates as a “living lab” within NextEnergy’s testing and validation platforms allowing our industry partners to leverage multiple IoT frameworks and a residential microgrid to accelerate the development and commercialization of next generation energy technologies.
NextHome’s assets and infrastructure provide a platform to:
- Test and demonstrate distributed generation and energy storage technologies for residential applications
- Test and demonstrate interoperability between smart home devices and systems
- Evaluate the efficiency gains of DC technologies
For more information, contact Jim Saber at 313-833-0100 ext. 240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water Leak Sensor
Cisco Meraki Router
Merit Network Raspberry Pi
Samsung SmartThings Hub
Amazon Echo “Alexa”
Google Home “Ok, Google”
connected to the two energy-intensive air conditioners in NextHome, which could help the homeowner manage energy consumption to minimize costs.
This device enables a screen from a small device, such as a phone or tablet, to be mirrored to a larger device, such as a television. Visualizing smart home automation activities is important to keep the home occupants informed and aware, wherever they are and whatever screen aids they may be using.