Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Utility Navigation Skip to Top Navigation Skip to Content Navigation
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory links to site home page
Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability
LANL

The smartest house in Los Alamos

The first project in the United States to demonstrate how "smart grid" technology could provide residential customers with a significant amount of their electricity from renewable resources is open and getting ready for visitors.
October 1, 2012
dummy image

Read our archives

Contacts  

  • Community Programs Office
  • Kurt Steinhaus
  • Email

The first project in the United States to demonstrate how "smart grid" technology could provide residential customers with a significant amount of their electricity from renewable resources is open and getting ready for visitors.

The $52 million, state-of-the-art, international smart grid project was launched by the New Energy and Industrial Technology and Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan, Los Alamos County’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU), and the Laboratory.

It incorporates numerous renewable energy technologies that include:

  • A smart grid facility with a two-megawatt photovoltaic solar collector at a former landfill
  • A large-scale battery storage system
  • A "smart home" equipped with photovoltaics, battery storage units, a home-energy management system, and "smart" equipment and appliances for optimal power consumption
NEDO and its project partners, along with the DPU, will announce opportunities to tour the project in late October or early November. To add your name to a list for an upcoming tour, e-mail Los Alamos County’s Allison Majure at Allison.Majure@lacnm.us or call her at (505) 662-8133.

Innovations for a secure nation

Novel rocket design flight tested

Novel rocket design flight tested

The new rocket fuel and motor design adds a higher degree of safety by separating the fuel from the oxidizer, both novel formulations that are, by themselves, not able to detonate.

» All Innovations

Calendars

Contact LANL

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1663
Los Alamos, NM 87545

Journalist Queries
Communications Office
(505) 667-7000

Directory Assistance
(505) 667-5061

All Contacts, Media







Visit Blogger Join Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter See our Flickr Photos Watch Our YouTube Videos Find Us on LinkedIn Find Us on iTunes