LYCOS today announced that it has joined forces with Slingshot Power, a clean energy company in the process of going national and one of the major players in the clean energy movement, to encourage energy conservation and simplify the transition for homeowners.
As part of the partnership, LYCOS and Slingshot are jointly developing an interface for the latter’s energy system that provides homeowners with access to information regarding their energy usage.
The LYCOS life band and ring will serve as a point of entry into this system, using LYCOS Life’s Tap2Transfer Technology to provide users with detailed energy reports that will allow them to easily monitor their home energy production and consumption.
“Solar now has a breakeven of less than five years and installing increases a home or business’ property value. These facts are not well known, and so we are teaming with LYCOS to make the transition to Clean Energy faster and easier. Our approach is akin to Apple’s in the 1980’s when they built a brand to help accelerate adoption and consumer appeal of the personal computer. While we love what they did, we believe this cause is more meaningful,” said Ravi Chiruvolu, CEO, Slingshot Power.
“This initiative will be the first step towards integrating Internet of Things (“IoT”) functionality into Slingshot homes using LYCOS Life’s technology,” added Chiruvolu.
Brad Cohen, President and Chief Strategy Officer, LYCOS, notes that more and more people will rely on the Internet as more Internet enabled devices are introduced to the market.
“LYCOS is developing ways to help users connect their Internet data with their everyday lives and we will work with Slingshot Power to develop other (IoT) products that can be tied into their systems to share valuable information about users homes and cars,” he said.
The new app is expected to be ready in Q1 2016 and homeowners may be able to monitor their energy usage on the LYCOS Life App as early as next January. (ANI- Business Wire India)