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Crush Your #OhmHours - With The Lights On

How The “Bottom Up” #OhmHour Strategy Is Earning Users Points & Not Leaving Them In The Dark

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Max Dunn

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May 16, 2018

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Duck Hunt: How OhmConnect Is Helping Solve Renewable Energy's Greatest Challenge

Heard of "the duck curve"? It's a thorn in solar energy's side, and we're here to put a stop to it.

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John Anderson

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May 10, 2018

Bills
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11 Smart (& Easy!) Ways to Pay Less for Utilities

Most of us are overpaying for utilities - here's how to stop.

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Guest Author

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May 9, 2018

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‘Energy Sharing’ the newest addition to the sharing economy

Got power to spare? New ‘Airbnb of energy’ services will buy your unused energy, paying you to turn off your lights.

By

Curtis Tongue

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April 27, 2018

Utilities
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Pushing The Green Button: How to Access Your Home’s Energy Data to Save (& Even Earn) Money

Imagine seeing your energy usage in near real time and being able to make immediate changes to improve efficiency. That’s the power of Green Button.

By

John Anderson

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April 26, 2018

Utilities
Home Energy

Where Do The Prices Of Electricity Come From?

Our electrical grid is a massive, constantly moving machine. Here we break down how it works, and why we pay what we pay for power.

By

Matt Duesterberg

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April 26, 2018

Internet of Things
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Where’s the best place to put my smartplug?

You got a smartplug - now be smart about where you put it.

By

Katie Overmonds

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May 3, 2018

Climate Change
Home Energy

Why Do We Need Natural Gas Plants?

If renewable energy is the best thing since sliced bread, why don't we use it all the time?

By

Max Dunn

on

March 26, 2018

Internet of Things
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Making Your Home a Smart Home Has Never Been Easier or Cheaper

OhmConnect has partnered with Hive to give you 20% off a Smart Home Starter Pack.

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Katie Overmonds

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March 19, 2018

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How I Crushed My #OhmHour Baseline: Turning Circuit Breakers Off

Heard of "energy vampires"? Find out which appliances and electronics might be sucking power, even when they're turned off.

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Max Dunn

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April 24, 2018

Bills
Home Energy

What Are the Pros and Cons of Installing Solar Panels?

Installing solar panels is a smart choice for lots of reasons, but there are some downsides associated with solar energy, too. Before investing in solar power, it’s important to consider both the pros and cons.

By

Kyle Pennell

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March 16, 2018

PG&E
Home Energy

Got Your Utility Bill Handy? These Services Use Your Home’s Energy Data to Save You Money & Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

All you need to know is your SDG&E, SCE, SMUD, or PG&E login information and you’re set to go.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

March 19, 2018

Bills
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How To Reduce Your Home's Carbon Footprint And Stop Money From Flying Out The Window

Here’s a quick roundup of the incentives available in California, and how to get the most bang for your home retrofit buck.

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Keith Brooks

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February 27, 2018

Internet of Things
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How Lithium Powers The World

As the cost of lithium battery packs continues to decline, technologies like the Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf and Tesla Powerwall are setting up the power storage unit for major growth in the coming years. So just how does it work?

By

Kyle Pennell

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February 7, 2018

Internet of Things
Home Energy

The Future Is Now With Home Automation. But What Is It & Why Do We Need It?

Wherever you decide to start, a small investment in some smart home technology will help you take the first step towards simplifying your home and your life – and you'll save more than just time. ‍

By

Katie Overmonds

on

March 16, 2018

Internet of Things
Home Energy

OhmConnect is now live on IFTTT!

There are hundreds of actions you can take on IFTTT to make your life more seamless, connected and integrated - and to help you maximize your earnings with OhmConnect.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

March 16, 2018

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Why did solar get so cheap in the last 20 years?

The price of solar energy has dropped dramatically over the past two decades. Since 2010 alone, the cost of installed solar has dropped 70 percent. But how? And what does the future of solar look like?

By

Kyle Pennell

on

January 18, 2018

Internet of Things
Home Energy

The Silver Lining to America’s Tech Obsession

Smartphones and tablets keep getting smaller, replacing energy-hogging TVs and PCs while saving on raw materials

By

Katie Overmonds

on

January 10, 2018

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My intention for 2018: Reducing screen time and tethering to real life experiences

9 tips and tricks for reducing the amount of time you and your kids spend in front of a screen this year

By

Katie Overmonds

on

December 22, 2017

Utilities
Home Energy

The 12 Days of Energy Savings

The holiday season is generally a heavy time for energy use, but that doesn't you can’t keep your utility bill in check. Check out 12 tips to help you save energy and money at home during the holidays.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

March 16, 2018

Internet of Things
Home Energy

Gamification for good: How to "level up" your bank account, your relationships and your impact

Energy cashback apps encourage energy conservation behaviours with video gaming principles

By

Katie Overmonds

on

March 16, 2018

Internet of Things
Home Energy

Smart-home skeptic changes his tune to save the planet

For Alan Mirviss from San Francisco, the decision to install smart plugs in his home to optimize his family’s #OhmHours wasn’t an easy one.

By

Katie Overmonds

on

March 16, 2018

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