A team based in Wales, have created a new web-connected environmental energy monitor called the emonPi, that as the name suggests is powered by a Raspberry Pi single board mini PC.
The emonPi device is an open source Raspberry Pi and Arduino-based device that is capable of tracking your home energy, solar panels and is even capable of notifying you when your electric car is fully charged direct to your smartwatch.
“The emonPi is an open-hardware Raspberry Pi and Arduino based web-connected energy and environmental monitoring unit.
The emonPi energy monitor has been designed with community input to be easy to setup and install while still retaining maximum hackability and customisation for many different types of applications: home energy monitoring, solar PV monitoring, heat-pump monitoring and temperature & humidity monitoring.
The unit will be beautifully enclosed in a robust wall-mountable extruded aluminium enclosure designed and manufactured in the UK by our partners Lincoln Binns. Aluminium was chosen as unlike acrylic or ABS plastic it can be 100% recycled at end-of-life.
With a connection to the web via WIFI or Ethernet the emonPi will not just be a tidy bit of standalone hardware. The data it collects is posted real-time to Emoncms, our powerful open-source web-app, for processing, logging and visualising. Emoncms can be run locally on the emonPi itself, your own server, or you can use our free hosted service. “
For more information on the new emonPi jump over to the Kickstarter website for details where the project is currently looking to raise £15,000 to help take the concept into production.