There is a huge push from both the general public and government to make "Smart Energy" a priority. With gasoline prices that have spiked upwards of USD$4.50 per gallon, as well as more dependence on foreign oil, citizens have pushed back on more energy-efficient products, from hybrid cars to CFL light bulbs, as well as interest in renewable energy. As part of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) major investments were made by the U.S. government not only in alternative energy solutions (e.g., wind, solar, fuel-efficient autos, etc.), but also in the development of a new national smart grid and smart energy products that "will save us money, protect our power sources from blackout or attack, and deliver clean, alternative forms of energy to every corner of our nation." In addition, Europe, China and Japan have also been making significant investments in their Smart Grids to allow for better use and sharing of energy resources across the regions.
With NTS's industry experience in computer hardware and software technologies, wireless products, along with NTS’s regulatory testing, as well as a host of anechoic and climatic/environment chambers, we are the perfect choice to assist you with your Smart Energy projects. We've tested energy products, from energy generation, transmission and distribution to consumer websites for utilities to smart meters and smart in-home displays to home and building automation devices. NTS “Smart" Lab covers all components, power transformers, cables, circuit barkers, busbars, communication devices, computer, routers, gateways, collectors, meters, thermostats, in-home displays, and many other "Smart Energy" products. We are also an authorized certification laboratory for the ZigBee Alliance. NTS focuses our work on the home portion of the Smart Grid – the smart meter, in-home displays, smart thermostats, home and building automation, and other devices. We have the tools and the experienced, skilled individuals who can help make sure that rolling out your Smart Energy products doesn't turn into a nightmare.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you with your smart energy testing/certification. At NTS we don't just engineer superior products, we engineer success!
Updated March 17, 2015