Adventures with Home Energy Monitoring (with a Raspberry Pi & many Arduinos)

Talk by Lee V πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦

Saturday from 1:50 PM - 2:30 PM in Stage B

After building a DIY solar hot water panel in 2010, I wanted hard data to see how well it performed. So commenced a long, epic journey of Arduinos, Raspberry Pi's, sensors, servers and low power radios. Later adding β€˜real’ PV solar panels (needing electricity monitoring), export diversion (using surplus electricity to heat water), appliance monitoring (more monitoring), an electric car and charger (yet more monitoring), a house battery (urgh! complicated), weird 'Time Of Use' electricity tariffs (truly mind bending) and an in-depth look (with thermal imaging) of my gas central heating system, I can tell you what has worked for me, what failed and where i’m going next, plus how you can save energy, save money & save the planet!

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