Smart tech business delivers record 10 millionth in-home display

Smart energy technology business Chameleon Technology has manufactured and delivered its 10 millionth in-home display (IHD), a record for the industry, supporting the government in achieving its 2050 Net Zero target by delivering home energy efficiency to reduce carbon emissions.

A Chameleon Technology's IHD7 in-home display is now present in 1 in 3 UK homes.

A Chameleon display is now present in one in every three UK homes, helping consumers to make low carbon and energy efficient choices through visible, transparent, real-time data.

The North Yorkshire-based business supplies IHDs to 9 of the top 10 energy providers with the units connecting to energy providers’ smart meters to help consumers accurately track their energy use and costs. Playing a leading role in the national smart meter rollout, two in every three homes are projected to have a Chameleon Technology IHD by the end of the programme.

Chameleon issued its first IHD in 2012, and now, eleven years on, produces on average 1.6 million IHD devices every year – a rate of three units every minute. Each IHD is rigorously tested 126 times to ensure it is manufactured to the highest quality.

The 10 millionth high-quality IHD device was delivered this summer.

Integral to home energy decarbonisation

Commented Mike Woodhall, co-founder and CEO of Chameleon Technology: “Manufacturing and delivering 10 million IHDs to UK households is a milestone to be proud of.

“Access to real-time energy data is a crucial step to enable low carbon solutions to have maximum impact and provide tangible benefits to all UK households. Continued uptake of smart meters, alongside the real-time data provided by IHDs, will help build a flexible, decarbonised and digitalised energy system that will benefit both the environment and consumers through lower energy bills.

Mike Woodhall, CEO of Chameleon Technology whose in-home display is now present in 1 in 3 UK homes

“Smart meters and integrated IHDs are an integral part of our future energy system, which is crucial to the UK hitting its eco targets, reducing its CO2 emissions and reliance on unsustainable energy sources.”

Chameleon also works alongside major players in the energy and technology sectors in creating both hardware and software for consumers to increase energy efficiency, reduce both their carbon footprints and energy bills.

Government recognition

The company has received over £3million of innovation funding from the government’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) to develop energy efficiency concepts and trial a range of smart energy products. Recognising the impact of Chameleon Technology on decarbonisation progress, Lord Callanan, Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance at DESNZ, is set to open the company’s new office space in Harrogate in early August.

Mike added: “Chameleon Technology is a true innovator in the smart energy sector and a key supporter of Net Zero and low-carbon technology projects.

“We need to ensure that all consumers are fully engaged with the transition towards carbon neutrality, and that this is made as easy as possible to uptake and achieve. Our efforts to supply more IHDs to households continues, in full support of the UK’s environmental targets, and we look forward to producing the next 10 million IHDs.”