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Nice system for monitoring home energy efficiency
« on: January 14, 2011, 11:38:18 pm »
I found this nice video about really nice system for monitoring home energy efficiency:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4h93XregQc

And it is not too expensive when compared to other solutions out there. It costs 500$ with 12 current clamps that monitor 12 power circuits, for some 44 circuits it costs around 900$.

From video it looks like it works only with their web service that costs 7$/month but they say that the device has also internal web server (but not too nice one). Still if somebody wanted he/she could scrape info from that web ui.

Really impressed with this company, hope they do well.

If anybody knows of some similar products feel free to post a reply or send me a direct message.

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Re: Nice system for monitoring home energy efficiency
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2011, 05:46:48 am »
$1K seem like an ok price but I know there's a Arduino project that can at least measure one circuit. I wonder how difficult it would be to extend the number of circuits...

http://openenergymonitor.org/emon/

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Re: Nice system for monitoring home energy efficiency
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2011, 02:48:15 am »
Try the Brultech Mono 100 and other models.  Starts at $176.

http://www.brultech.com/store/

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Re: Nice system for monitoring home energy efficiency
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2011, 10:42:30 am »
works fine: http://www.aeon-labs.com/site/products/view/4/


This device in on top of my shopping list. I can't wait to start playing with power monitoring. But most of devices that I found so far have 1-3 current clamps.

That is why I got really excited when I saw this system from Powerhouse Dynamics, it is the only one that provides that many inputs to measure each circuit in your home separately.

That gives you much greater granulation when you want to drill down and see where is your power being used and what are the opportunities for saving.
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Re: Nice system for monitoring home energy efficiency
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2011, 10:47:13 am »
Try the Brultech Mono 100 and other models.  Starts at $176.

http://www.brultech.com/store/


This is AWESOME!!! I'm buying this kit ASAP for one energy efficiency project I'm also working on. Hopefully this gear could also be made lmce compatible?
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Re: Nice system for monitoring home energy efficiency
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 09:07:34 am »
I like [ur=http://www.theenergydetective.com/ted-5000/featuresl]TED 5000[/url]. It can work as standalone system and display all info on its LCD monitor module. Also it can be integrated with home automation system or Google PowerMeter. Unfortunately it uses ZigBee and not Z-Wave.
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Re: Nice system for monitoring home energy efficiency
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011, 07:06:39 pm »
nite_man: los93sol wrote a DCE device for the TED 5000.

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Re: Nice system for monitoring home energy efficiency
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2011, 08:48:18 am »
nite_man: los93sol wrote a DCE device for the TED 5000.

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Thanks, Tom. I already saw it but forgot :) This is another good reason to use it.
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Re: Nice system for monitoring home energy efficiency
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2011, 08:48:58 pm »
This guy has pretty interesting setup measuring pretty much everything! http://www.bwired.nl/


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Re: Nice system for monitoring home energy efficiency
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2011, 12:35:22 am »
This guy has pretty interesting setup measuring pretty much everything! http://www.bwired.nl/

Yes, it's really awesome! Also you can find a lot of useful hardware there like water meters with Rfxcom RF transmitters, for example.
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