Recently I started an Internet of Things series on my experiences installing, using and analysing data from a smart electrical meter. This included a BC Hydro smart meter, Eagle monitoring gateway from rainforest automation, and a cloud-based analytics service from Bidgely.
I’ve collated all the posts on the topic for you below. More will be added as I write them. Enjoy!
After a week of collecting smart meter readings, I’m now ready to show results in a cloud-based energy monitor system – Bidgely – complete with graphs showing readings, cost and machine learning results breaking down my usage by appliance.
This is part 4 of a series of posts about the Internet of Things applied to Home Energy Monitoring. I have a Smart Meter from BC Hydro, an Eagle energy monitor and various cloud apps helping me understand it all.
The Eagle energy monitor from Rainforest Automation is a very handy device. It reads the wireless signal from my electricity meter and makes it available through a web interface – both a graphical environment and a RESTful API. In this post we look at the standard graphical screens and the data download option. Next time we’ll look at the RESTful API for programmers to use.
This is part 3 of a series of posts about the Internet of Things applied to Home Energy Monitoring.
This definitely sounds promising, anyone have experience running a similar setup?
A small company, SpinRay Energy, has announced the production of a new UL listed, grid-tied solar power system that couldn’t be easier to install. Plug-in solar power equipment may be a game changer in the arena of small residential solar power.
I see two scenarios for those in rental environments – hanging something from windows or setting up on a porch. Ultimately I guess the efficacy will be limited by size availability and cost, but size issues could be minimised if it were possible to hang PV systems in some manner without needing to screw things down into exterior walls.
Just a thought – you tried anything like this? Share any links to your favourite portable, yet substantial, systems.
Energy monitoring isn’t only about knowing what’s happening right now, but also understanding what happened historically. Often that includes knowing not just what was happening but also when and why. Enter cloud services for energy monitoring. They range from simple charts and graphs to predicting your usage over time – essentially storing, analysing and enriching your raw data.
In this post I review two cloud services that I’ve tried so far and show you what you get from them. Continue reading IoT Day 2: Cloud Services for Energy Monitoring
In my next series of blog posts we explore an Internet of Things topic – Home energy monitoring – from a first person perspective. Join me as I install, use and hack a monitor (and related cloud services) in my new home.
This is part 1 of a series of posts about the Internet of Things applied to Home Energy Monitoring.