Greenica in Energy Efficiency NoW
December 6, 2010;
Local company releases supplier independent energy
North West based technology innovation company Clicks and Links Ltd is releasing their Greenica online energy dashboard. Greenica is completely energy supplier independent and aims to be the Facebook of personal energy management.
Over the last couple of years Clicks and Links has been delivering custom energy management projects based on Greenica technology such as supplying 100 SMEs and 400 domestic households with sensor equipment and real time energy dashboard in Manchester as part of New Economy SMARTER project.
Official release of Greenica product brings this technology now to retail customers through Greenica websites as well as custom projects.
Whilst most of the current smart metering solutions are based on a one-off display of the energy usage, Greenica stores this data allowing the user to analyse their usage in real-time. Not only can they compare usage with their historical data, but also with other users. As well as allowing users to better understand where their energy is being used, the social networking features of Greenica also raises the user’s generic awareness on the environment by relating their environmental behaviour to the ‘bigger picture’. Greenica is completely supplier independent allowing any household or small business to start monitoring their electricity in real-time within a couple of minutes.
At the heart of Greenica is the online energy monitoring dashboard including features such as:
- Real-time energy usage for the household or SME, compared to other users’ average, measured in CO2 & Kwh.
- Real-time comparison on user demographics.
- Real-time energy savings for the last week or month.
- The pattern of the household or SME energy usage over the current day, week or month, compared to the neighbourhood average, measured in CO2 and Kwh.
- Real-time projections for individual appliances (optional feature).
The dashboard, pictured, is accessible through internet enabled televisions, computers and other mobile devices, including mobile phones.
As well as a retailing product for individual households and small businesses, Greenica is also available for projects with their own peer communities and custom configured online energy dashboards.