Some communities are already experimenting with home powered electric storage systems that combine solar panels, electrical vehicles and smart metering technology to allow homeowners greater freedom from utility grids. Austin, Sacramento and Portland are all working on such pilot projects.13, 2014 /CNW/ Population, economic and employment growth all point to a stabilizing of the Canadian condominium market, according to the latest Conference Board of Canada condo report commissioned by Genworth Canada. The Summer 2014 Metropolitan Condo Outlook forecasts that while pockets of higher risk still exist in Toronto and Vancouver, a broad based downturn is unlikely.”The report findings align with our view that the condo market is stabilizing and that demographics and affordability continue to drive demand” said Stuart Levings, Chief Operating Officer of Genworth Canada.