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.
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