Schneider Electric launches home energy solutions made from recycled ocean plastics

Schneider Electric, the specialist in digital transformation and energy management and automation launches home energy solutions made from recycled ocean plastics and Unveils new features in the Wiser Energy Centre to advance home energy control and optimisation.

“The last year saw more strain on our homes than any moment in recent history from wildfires and temperature-driven blackouts, to snow and ice causing grid-wide shutdowns. It’s no surprise that individuals are not only willing, but ready, to take the challenges of climate change into their own hands,” says, YiFu Qi, executive vice president, home and distribution division at Schneider Electric. “Consumers realise the value of creating not just a smart, but a smart and sustainable home, and our focus on innovation is empowering consumers to make real change in their homes.” 

Delivering smart, safe and resilient home energy power

The latest generation of the Wiser Energy Centre, anchored by the Square D Energy Centre in the U.S., helps meet the global sustainability goals of the future for the home, conveniently providing smart, safe and resilient power. Consumers now have full control over how energy is produced, stored and distributed in their homes. They can also switch from utility to alternative power sources including battery, solar, or generators to enhance energy resiliency, optimise energy usage and reduce costs.

  • New features allow to optimise non-utility energy resources in the event of an outage
  • New functionality creates a virtual critical load panel for each backup power source, maximising available power until utility power is restored
  • Monitoring and control capability of Energy Centre allows homeowners to reduce their home’s energy consumption and electrical heating/cooling costs by up to 50% 

Creating home energy solutions from recycled ocean plastics

Debuting at CES 2022, Schneider Electric is the first company to offer recycled ocean plastic solutions that create a truly functioning circular economy. Customers in select markets are now able to contribute to the reduction of ocean pollution by choosing sustainable products including switches, sockets and frames without compromising on durability and style.

  • The product range includes a switch made from polyamide fishing nets, collected off the coast of India and the Arabian sea and features the Ocean Plastic Logo 
  • The product comes in sustainable packaging, eliminating all single-use plastic and non-recyclable materials from the packaging process
  • The product range is the first in the industry to receive the international Cradle to Cradle Silver certification for responsible product design and steps towards a continuous circular economy
  • Fishing nets account for almost 10% of all plastic waste found in the sea: this new Merten model contributes to reducing the 640,000 tons of fishing nets left in the ocean each year and is thefirst step in making this range of products more sustainable

In the interest of the safety and well-being of our employees, their families, and the community, Schneider Electric will not physically attend CES 2022 in Las Vegas due to the growing concerns of the Omicron variant. To learn more about Smart and Sustainable Home innovations, please visit our virtual CES presence here.

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