Grid2Home Funded by Granite Ventures

Grid2Home, a “smart grid” technology startup in San Diego, obtained a round of seed funding from Granite Ventures, the company announced today. Grid2Home’s software and solutions enable smart appliances, energy meters, electric vehicles and the like to communicate with power systems, and thereby operate more energy efficiently.

Grid2Home’s “communication protocol stack” and software can, for example, let home owners switch between different energy types that they’d like to use, relying on power generated by a rooftop solar installation to heat a pool in most instances, but changing to power from the utility if solar cells are depleted, or power from the utility is within a certain price range.

With the funding from Granite Ventures, Grid2Home also announced the appointment Rick Kornfeld as chief executive and president, and Doug Rasor as chairman of the board.