Schneider Electric Launches Smart Home Energy Solution at CES 2023

Schneider Electric
  • Award winning ‘Schneider Home’ provides energy independence with an integrated home energy management solution that automates energy production, storage, measurement and control, making homes efficient, resilient and sustainable – all through one easy-to-use app
  • Intelligent, intuitive, and attractive, Schneider Home saves homeowners money while keeping comfortable all the time – even during a power outage

Energy efficiency, sustainability, and simplicity are coming to homes in an entirely new way. Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, unveiled Schneider Home – a first-of-its-kind home energy management solution for homeowners seeking savings, comfort, and energy independence.

The Schneider Home energy management solution includes a high-efficiency solar inverter, home battery for green energy storage, smart electrical panel, electric vehicle charger and connected sockets and switches – all controlled by the easy-to-use Schneider Home app. The Schneider Home system intelligently orchestrates home energy by bringing together utility power, solar, back up battery and EV charging. It offers unparalleled intelligence to homeowners, including the ability to monitor energy consumption by individual appliance, detect and navigate outages and decide where to prioritise power during an outage to extend available back up power.

In contrast to existing solutions which require separate apps and disjointed hardware, Schneider Electric has eliminated the complexity for homeowners by automating energy production, storage, measurement and control. Recognised by CES as a 2023 Innovation Award Honoree, Schneider Home’s sleek styling and integrated approach marks a new age of home energy management solutions.

Nadege Petit, Executive Vice President, Innovation at Schneider Electric said, “Empowered consumers are driving the ‘Prosumer’ era with homeowners now able to produce their own energy and seamlessly switch between power sources to optimise cost and enable resiliency. In this new electric world, individual consumers are in the driver’s seat on their path to net zero. Schneider Home provides them the tools for a self-sufficient home, reducing their environmental impact, while saving them money on their energy bills.”

Schneider Home offers a unique integration of energy resources and digital capabilities, including:

  • Schneider Pulse: The heart of the electrified home. A smart electrical panel powered by embedded technology, functionality, and intelligence to interconnect various energy sources within the home.

  • Schneider Boost: The home battery for energy storage. Store solar energy during the day and use it during peak rates for utility bill savings.

  • Schneider Charge: The electric vehicle charger. Leverages onsite solar and storage to optimise charge speed and cost.

  • Schneider Inverter: The high-efficiency hybrid inverter for solar and storage. Converts solar energy output into usable AC electricity, offering home energy backup.

  • Schneider Home: The single app to control it all. Monitor, control and automate whole home energy management through one easy-to-use application.

Jaser Faruq, Senior Vice President, Prosumer Innovation & Energy Storage at Schneider Electric said, “Choice, control, convenience – these are the characteristics that consumers are looking for in every experience. What better or more meaningful place to deliver that than in their own homes? We took the opportunity to reimagine home energy placing the customer at the centre, then designing a full-featured, integrated system around their needs and paired with an intuitive app to simplify its operation. Now, with Schneider Home, homeowners can save time, save money and safeguard the planet.”

This announcement timing couldn’t be more important. The global energy crisis and climate change continue to drive the need for more clean, cost-effective, resilient, and secure energy. In tandem, the U.S. is making unprecedented investments in clean energy, and renewables are poised to become the largest source of electricity generation by 2025. With government incentives, utility programs and rebates we have reached a paradigm shift in how consumers engage with energy in their everyday lives.

Schneider Electric is the first company to bring together disparate home energy technologies into an integrated, open, and sleekly designed system – all controlled by a single app with unique capabilities, including:

  • Energy saving settings, like Away Mode, to power off non-critical appliances and devices

  • EV charging when rates are lowest – or directly from solar

  • Automatically reduced energy use through power saving settings

  • Reduced time and complexity of installation in comparison to legacy systems

  • Minimal footprint and streamlined design taking up less space than current configurations – less clutter, more curb appeal

As the industry leader trusted in 4 of 10 U.S. homes with a legacy in smart, sustainable home electrification, Schneider Electric is meeting the needs of customers today and tomorrow. This groundbreaking ecosystem solves for a clear and resonant market need at a time when 84% of U.S. consumers view increased energy bills as their number one concern if global temperatures rise by 1.5 degrees Celsius – the global benchmark for limiting the impact of climate change. Furthermore, 83% of Americans site energy efficiency and sustainability as the most important factors in home improvement.

The Schneider Home energy management system is modular in design and can be purchased as a full suite or incrementally as homeowners’ needs evolve. The complete ecosystem will roll out over the course of 2023. F

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