Take control of the energy use in your home, especially if you’re using solar

January 30, 2018 Rich Nass

One company that I came across at CES was Smappee. I have to say that their name alone made me curious. The company develops smart energy monitoring solutions. The latest arta of interest is solar, where Smappee offers its Smappee Plus product.

According to the company, the product “empowers consumers to better manage their electricity use and costs by providing detailed, real-time measurements of their energy production and consumption.”

More specifically, it integrates a patented non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM) technique with submetering clamps to measure real-time energy use from household electronics and appliances. The result is that it provides consumers with a higher level of insight into the personal energy use than they were previously afforded.

Aimed at the growing number of homes with solar and other renewable technologies, Smappee Plus acts like an energy traffic cop by directing the energy flow within the home to maximize energy efficiency. The Smappee Plus sells for $549.

About the Author

Rich Nass

Richard Nass is the Executive Vice-President of OpenSystems Media. His key responsibilities include setting the direction for all aspects of OpenSystems Media’s Embedded and IoT product portfolios, including web sites, e-newsletters, print and digital magazines, and various other digital and print activities. He was instrumental in developing the company's on-line educational portal, Embedded University. Previously, Nass was the Brand Director for UBM’s award-winning Design News property. Prior to that, he led the content team for UBM Canon’s Medical Devices Group, as well all custom properties and events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Nass has been in the engineering OEM industry for more than 25 years. In prior stints, he led the Content Team at EE Times, handling the Embedded and Custom groups and the TechOnline DesignLine network of design engineering web sites. Nass holds a BSEE degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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