Photo: Net-connected energy storage

Start-up GridPoint makes a product that connects to renewable power sources such as solar panels. It stores electricity and uses an onboard, Net-connected PC to gather usage data. That information allows people to schedule their usage to lower their electricity bills.


By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...