Product Review

The Future of Home Energy Connectivity

Schneider’s Square D Energy Center can connect photovoltaics, energy storage, electric vehicle charging, and “smart” meters and appliances.

With COVID-19 protocols shutting down many offices, our homes have now become our workplaces. This shift in energy consumption to the home is an opportunity to upgrade these spaces to make them as efficient as possible and to incorporate technologies that will reduce our carbon output, such as renewable energy, battery storage, “smart” appliances, and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. But integrating multiple systems into a house while optimizing their performance is not easy—or cheap. Schneider’s Square D Energy Center is engineered to address these concerns, providing a suite of products from utility hookup to outlets that simplify installation and improve energy distribution.

The suite

An electrical service entrance (electrical panel) is typically a simple, inexpensive piece of equipment. Power comes in from the utility to the panel and is then rerouted throughout a home. But photovoltaics (PV) and other alternative-energy systems require multiple connections and equipment that become potentially expensive add-ons.

Published March 1, 2021

Ehrlich, B. (2021, February 17). The Future of Home Energy Connectivity. Retrieved from