Thursday, February 19, 2009

Google PowerMeter…. “If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it” – Lord Kelvin

Imagine, you are out of money at the end of the month. What will you do? You will try recall where all and how much you have spent. You will make a note of is it worth that spend or you can try other alternatives. You are just trying to analyze and restrict your expenses.

In a household, if you do not know which electric appliance is taking what measure of the energy then it will be difficult for to reduce the usage and save energy. Without the numbers and analysis you can’t reach to a perfect conclusion. This is where Google wants to chip in to help the people to know which appliances are taking more energy and which are taking less - A good opportunity to save money and fight global warming. The PowerMeter provides the analysis with easy access to energy consumption.

Google PowerMeter, now in prototype, will receive information from utility smart meters and energy management devices and provide anyone who signs up access to her home electricity consumption right on her iGoogle homepage. The graph below shows how someone could use this information to figure out how much energy is used by different household activities.

What a contribution to make the world a better place to live!!

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