PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) -
As the result of a collaborative effort, Banny Banerjee of Stanford Design Program and People Power Company today have been named winner of a Consumer Innovation Award as part of GE's Ecomagination Challenge. People Power Company and Stanford Design School worked together to develop the Physical Experiential Technology Systems (PETS) platform that will enable the development of energy-saving consumer devices and The GreenX™Egg, an instance of the possibilities PETS enables.
Imagine placing the GreenX™ Egg in your refrigerator. If you keep the door open for too long, you're asked in your child's voice to please close the door. Further, imagine a door-knob that not only tells you that you've left the heater on, but also logs energy usage along with the temperature differentials between the outside and the inside of the house. Stanford Design and People Power aim to collaborate on using the PETS platform and the GreenX™ Egg as underlying technology to conduct a high creative exploration of design and behavior change interventions for energy management.
About People Power Company
People Power Company is building the next generation of energy efficiency monitoring and control solutions for homes, buildings, appliances and devices. People Power is disrupting the market with its new OSIAN 2.0 (pronounced "ocean"), while also supporting "WiFi" and "ZigBee" network protocols. Leading with its open source "SmartGrid for All" philosophy, People Power is inspiring innovation and enabling Smart Grid interoperability by empowering developers everywhere to address exciting new market opportunities for Smart Grid applications and beyond.
Based in Palo Alto California, People Power Company has received funding from New Cycle Capital, Greener Capital and other investors. For more information visit www.peoplepowerco.com.
Kulesa Faul for People Power Company