Analyst Report: Are GE’s Smart Appliances Too Little Too Soon?


As far as the smart grid is concerned, some would say it’s never too early to dive in. However, GE might have gotten a little ahead of itself with the commercial release of its Hybrid Water Heater. This week, I review its potential shortcoming and suggest a few ways GE, Whirlpool and other appliance makers can ready themselves for new market opportunities opened up by millions of soon-to-be smart meter–equipped homes.

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