I want to make sure I understand your post. Are you saying that you believe McDonalds Corp. is going to use Lonworks in one store and no more? If that is what you are saying, could you tell me why, in your opinion, a company like McDonalds would go through the trouble of even bothering to save money in 1 of thousands of locations? And, are you saying that the Governor of the 7th richest economy in the WORLD has no influence on which direction california energy conservation may go? I appreciate your feedback.
read their press releases (the one store is to be run test basis, later this year) . . . this is just cheap, green pr, guy. we all know that's flavor of the month, so i guess you can't blame mcdonalds.
i don't think it will amount to much more than smokescreen for elon, though.
I understand that it is fairly insignificant near term. But, if Echelon's technology is as good as it appears to be, wouldn't logic dictate that McDonalds will take the results of the 1 test store, disseminate that information to it's franchise owners, then allow them to each decide if they want to upgrade to a more economical, efficient business? And staying with the logic theme, would the franchise owners not want to upgrade their restaurants? I have never been mistaken for Warren Buffet, but I do know that the stock price of a company is based on potential future growth, not the current value. So, if you wait for McDonalds to upgrade 30K Stores, and if you wait for PG & E, SDG&E, and the rest to update to Echelon technology, you are certainly not going to get this stock for $20 or $30 a share. Hell, you might not see $40 or even $50.