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Parks Associates: 10% of consumers installed variable-speed pool pumps or solar panels in 2019, a 66% increase over 2018
[January 22, 2020]

Parks Associates: 10% of consumers installed variable-speed pool pumps or solar panels in 2019, a 66% increase over 2018

DALLAS, Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Parks Associates research shows 10% of US broadband households report extreme energy-saving measures, by installing solar panels or a variable-speed pool pump, an increase of 66% from 2018 to 2019. Over that same time, 40% made home improvements to save energy, a 14% increase. Parks Associates will host its eleventh annual Smart Energy Summit, February 17-19, in Austin, Texas, to examine opportunities for energy providers to convert consumer interest in energy services into actual purchases, including the role of DIY solutions and other innovations to drive broader consumer adoption of energy management.

Event sponsors  include FLO, Rapid Response Monitoring, AutoGrid, Bidgely, Copper Labs, Everise, Zen Ecosystems,, Sprosty Network, Austin Energy, and Inspire.

"Consumers are making home improvements to save energy and installing energy-saving solutions to reduce energy consumption," said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. "We have also seen an increase across the board of high familiarity with energy programs, indicating that marketing and new initiatives are having an impact on consumer choices for energy-saving solutions in the home."

Parks Associates will host a pre-show workshop, "Trends and Opportunities in Residential Energy Management,"  featuring detailed findings from Parks Associates' consumer and industry studies on the smart home, IoT, and energy management markets.

Smart Energy Summit features the following keynotes:

  • Rob Davis, GM, Intrusion, Johnson Controls
  • Abhay Gupta, Founder & CEO, Bidgely
  • Debbie Kimberly, VP, Customer Energy Solutions & Corporate Communications, Austin Energy
  • Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates


  • Eric Arnold, Residential Energy Efficiency Program Implementation Manager, Georgia Power
  • Rand Bailin, Partner, Sprosty Network
  • Justin Berghoff, Director, Business Development & Product Management, Leviton
  • Shawn Berry, VP Strategic Sales,
  • Stacey Butler, Director, Security by Reliant, Reliant Home Services, and NRG Go, Reliant Energy
  • Ron Chebra, VP, Grid Modernization, EnerNex
  • Eric Danziger, CRO, Innowatts
  • Remi Demerle, Director, Vertical Marketing for Utilities, Semtech
  • Jeff Dion, Project Line Manager, AddÉnergie
  • Dan Forman, CEO, Copper Labs
  • Joel Gamoran, Director, Product Operations, Arcadia Power
  • Marshall Gobuty, Founder & President, Pearl Homes
  • Daan Goossens, VP, Growth, Mysa Smart Thermostats
  • Sweta Hari, Director, Product Management, Lennox International
  • Reed Hinkel, Sr. Manager, PSA Certified, Arm / PSA Certified
  • Joe Jankosky, Global Director, Utilities and IoT, Intel
  • Adam Justice, Founder and CEO, ConnectSense
  • Rahul Kar, VP, Industry Solutions, AutoGrid Systems
  • Christopher Keefe, Director - Product Management, Schneider Electric
  • Håkan Ludvigson, CEO & Founder, Eliq
  • Emmanuel Maçon-Dauxerre, VP Global Accounts & Projects, Telit
  • Troy Martin, COO, Swytch-X
  • James Mater, GM, Smart Grid, QualityLogic
  • Troy Morgan, CEO & Founder, PanTech Design
  • Anne Arquit Niederberger, VP Market Development, Enervee
  • Wannie Park, VP Corporate and Business Development, Inspire
  • Rakshith Halevoor Prabhachand, Product Manager, IBM
  • Daniel Roesler, Co-founder & CTO, UtilityAPI
  • Phil Scarbro, VP, EFI
  • Paul Schueller, Founder & CEO, Franklin Energy
  • Jayesh Shah, Head, Digital and Marketing Strategy, Direct Energy
  • Emilie Stone, Director, Product, Uplight
  • Michael Wenzlaff, Sr. Program Manager, Electric Vehicles, BC Hydro
  • Steve Wheat, Sr. Program Manager, Grid Services, Sunrun
  • Paul Williams, GM Product Management & Growth, GE Lighting

To request research, contact Elizabeth Parks, , 972-490-1113.

About Smart Energy Summit

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the changing role of utilities and energy providers in the IoT era and offers research and insights on new opportunities to empower consumers with smart solutions to manage and save energy in the home.

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