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Ecoisme will monitor your home's electricity consumption to help you save money on your electric bill

Paul Lilly | May 22, 2015
This intelligent device will track the energy use of any device and give you tips on to use less electricity.

You can also integrate Ecoisme with solar panels. Once you do, you can see finer-grain details, such as how much of your cup of coffee was made by solar energy. Beyond that, Ecoisme can give you tips on utilizing solar energy to its max potential, such as charging your car or washing clothes at a specific time to use energy only from solar panels.

Simple Setup

Ecoisme is a NUC-sized device that measures 5 inches (W) by 5 inches (D) by 1 inch (H). It has a port that plugs into your wall socket for tracking voltage and another port that connects to the main power line tracking current. Once setup, Ecoisme is able to detect a wealth of devices by their electronic fingerprints using spectrum analysis. It can even detect different brands of devices.

Devices it doesn't automatically recognize can be added manually. There are just two steps: Click each new device name and switch it on/off a few times.

All that depends, of course, on Ecoisme's Indiegogo campaign ending in success. At present, Ecoisme has raised around $8,500 towards its goal of $50,000 with 32 days remaining. The first 100 people to fund $99 towards the project will receive a 1-phase sensor (plus $15 for shipping in the U.S.)

 

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