California May Mandate Bidirectional EVSE

While I wouldn’t want to rely on a bidirectional EVSE as a complete home backup, it is a great solution for load shifting, and would be an excellent supplemental option when combined with a small permanent battery installation for home backup. As is the case with many of these things, California seems to be driving progress here, with the potential […]

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Setting Guardrails?

One of the things I wonder, and worry, about as a content-creator (ugh, I hate that term) is how much responsibility is there to set and communicate the limitations/considerations/disclaimers around the things we create. Is there a duty to set guardrails? If so, what are those limits and is the value in the effort or the durability?

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Hubitat Elevation C-8 Released

Hubitat just released what looks to be a solid upgrade from the previous (C-7) version of the Elevation home automation controller. Key changes are the Zigbee radio update (which should enable Matter/Thread compatibility later this year), inclusion of Wi-Fi (no word on what standard), and external antennas. External antennas might be the biggest improvement, at least IMO. Hopefully, it will […]

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