GE Nucleus: Home Energy Manager

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Earlier this summer, GE launched the first product in its Brillion suite of home energy management solutions, the Nucleus.  This is a data storage device that collects household electricity cost and use data and gives it to homeowners via computer and smart phones.  Nucleus is expected to be available for consumer purchase in early 2011 for the price of $149-199. 

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Nucleus connects with the your home's smart meter to provide real-time cost and use information for up to three years. 

The Brillion line also includes a programmable thermostat, in-home display, a smart phone app, and smart appliances, which will be released in the future.  For example, consumers will be able to adjust thermostats or alter electricity consumption of GE Profile appliances with the technology. 

In time, GE will upgrade the Nucleus software to monitor water, natural gas, on-site energy systems, and plug-in EV charging, according to a press release.

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[+] Get more info on the GE Nucleus available in 2011.

Credits: GE.


  • http://www.postgreenhomes.com Chad Ludeman

    Very cool. We need more affordable consumer level home energy monitoring systems like this that are intelligent and interactive. I wonder if they will offer a version that doesn’t require a smart meter, which most of us don’t have.

    This is the first energy monitor I’ve seen that can interact with smart appliances. Very interested to see more on that development. Now, if GE could only make their appliances attractive enough to actually want to buy. Good Industrial designers are cheap and easy to hire GE. It’s finding a product marketing manager with guts that’s the hard part.

  • http://www.cityenergyratings.co.uk Mark from Commercial EPCs

    Wow! This product is indeed great! Hope it can be widely available in he market.

  • http://twitter.com/EcoHomeStore Eco Home Store

    This is very cool. I am hoping they will allow for wider distribution of the products. I definitely want this for our site.

  • http://appliancesandkitchen.com/ Paul

    I think this is very useful innovation!

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