Samsung Electronics has revealed a model home with a Smart Home Energy Management System (SHEMS), supported by SmartThings Energy, in Brobyholm, a smart- and-energy efficient residential community development near Stockholm, Sweden.
Samsung takes part in this project with smart homes innovator ABB, solar technology company SMA and a real estate company S. Property. Samsung will not only supply its appliances to Brobyholm residents, but also provide its unique solution, SmartThings Energy, for users to control their energy use in a consolidated way.
“We are excited to present this smart community to the public,” said Chan Woo Park, executive vice president and head of Service Biz Group of Digital Appliances Business at Samsung Electronics. “Our goal is to create seamless connectivity that helps consumers easily manage their homes and save energy at the same time.”
Samsung will supply its appliances — including refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, washers and dryers — that will all sync to SmartThings Energy to control, monitor and save energy. Together with photovoltaics (PV) energy production & energy storage system (ESS), which is currently under development by real estate company S. Property Group, each home will aim to maximise energy efficiency.
Furthermore, building on its partnership with ABB in 2022, Samsung will integrate SmartThings Energy with ABB’s automation solution, ABB-free@home®. As a result, homes in Brobyholm will be capable of connecting appliances and devices to a centralised system that automatically saves energy, time and cost. And with just a few simple clicks on the SmartThings mobile application, homeowners will have access and control over the energy consumption within their homes.
The smart home opened as a model for visitors and future residents of Brobyholm, starting on November 9. Upon completion of the first 500 homes in 2025, more smart-and -energy-efficient homes are expected to be built as part of the development.
The S. Property Group plans to expand the development at Brobyholm by up to 2,000 homes by 2028.