Google’s PowerMeter will now be available to consumers on real-time energy monitoring devices form Current Cost, the largest global supplier of such displays.
Google’s () PowerMeter helps you monitor how much electricity you use to help you save money and conserve energy at the same time. The company has been actively searching for device manufacturers for some time; Current Costs uses the PowerMeter API Google released in March to make their devices compatible with Google’s service.
The ENVI, pictured above, can monitor individual appliances as well as total energy consumption. It currently monitors only electricity, with gas and other forms of energy monitoring in development. Its LCD screen displays an environment’s energy consumption over a rolling 24-hour period as a bar graph. The ENVI can also calculate to the penny how much your energy use is costing you.
When connected to a computer, the monitor can stream up to seven years of historical data. With its PowerMeter integration, the data is viewable from any Internet ()-connected device.
With Google’s expansion into the areas of energy production and consumption and their investments in green and clean energy, the company is building on its original mission to organize the world’s information to improve what we know about our own energy consumption.
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