Vol 17 no.2 2017
Valahia University of Targoviste (ICSTM), Romania
This paper represents a practical solution for a dynamic, affordable and flexible, power consumption monitoring system that is based on electrical sensors which are connected to the building’s own power grid. By using embedded technology and the Internet Of Things concept we have prototyped a real-time power monitoring system that is to be implemented in an autonomous smart home or building which uses renewable energy. Our automated system is able to read data from the sensors convert it to digital values, store it and then feedback it to the prosumer online and offline. The goal of the paper is to highlight the real possibility of further extending the system’s features from monitoring to automation, in order for the prosumer to benefit from smarter and faster decisions over its own energy efficiency and power management.