I bought myself a Plugwise system. The reason for this is that I can monitor my total power-usage, but I cannot see the details. I.e. : What is my refrigerator using? What is the freezer using? I can only see the sum of the total.
Plugwise made some nice hardware that allows you to monitor each device (or multiple devices behind on the same power-socket) to give you clear insight in the usage. Unfortunate sending and logging the information online will cost you a subscription.. I think for the price of the plugwise this should be a free service to store your data online for at least 2 years.
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It has been a while since my last post. But I have been working on something I waited for so long. I have a real smart-meter (instead of my previous Iskra ME162 digital meter that has no I/O ports that are active (infrared) or any other useable way to read out the meter without breaking the seal)
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As promised some time ago here is the post explaining how I use my Raspberry PI to monitor my SolarPanel Output. I use PHP for this mather.
When I bought my solar panels back in november 2012, I knew that i wanted a Raspberry to communicate with the Solar inverter and read out the values to store them in a database. My preferred language to use was PHP. I will show you how I did this.
First a summary of the equipment I used :
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