geo, the developer of smarter home energy products and services for consumers is delighted to have won a 2017 Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation. This recognises not just technical achievement and business success for the Cambridge-based company, but, significantly, the progress they have made in introducing ground-breaking solutions to help consumers control their home energy usage.
geo’s commitment to delivering vital, actionable energy data into homes is driven by the concerns about climate change and the growing shortage of resources shared by its co-founders, Patrick Caiger-Smith and Simon Anderson.
Since they founded geo eleven years ago, they have designed and developed a series of innovative products, and it is the first of these, the Solo in-home energy monitor, that has been specifically recognised by the Queen’s Award.
The Solo concept was conceived long before the advent of smart meters, and has a very simple premise – to show consumers how much electricity they are using. Solo is easy to operate and ensures that users gain meaningful information that they can act upon to make improvements in their energy usage.
“Solo represents the starting point for everything that geo was set up to do,” commented Patrick Caiger-Smith, CEO at geo. “It is a highly engineered and beautifully designed solution that is simple and engaging to use. However, it also has the power to deliver vital data to the cloud that can be captured, transferred, stored and analysed, resulting in information to help the customer.”