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Critically reviewing smart home technology applications and business models in Europe

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Critically reviewing smart home technology applications and business models in Europe. / Furszyfer Del Rio, Dylan D.; Sovacool, Benjamin K.; Bergman, Noam; Makuch, Karen E.

I: Energy Policy, Bind 144, 111631, 09.2020.

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Furszyfer Del Rio, Dylan D. ; Sovacool, Benjamin K. ; Bergman, Noam ; Makuch, Karen E. / Critically reviewing smart home technology applications and business models in Europe. I: Energy Policy. 2020 ; Bind 144.

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