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OPEN ENERGY /// CROWDFUNDED REAL-TIME ENERGY

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Today we feature Open Energy Visualization by Fran Castillo.
The project is related to our recent researches about SMART HOUSINGREAL-TIME CITIES, and PARTICIPATORY SENSING

Open Energy aims to develop a platform to explore new systems of visualization and optimization for energy consumption, both in domestic and industrial environments.

The project has two dimensions: the first one, Energy Monitoring Device, investigates open hardware devices for monitoring power consumption and the second one, Open Energy Visualization (Data Visualization / Augmented Reality App – photo above), which explores new ways of real-time visualization power consumption in domestic environments.

“The citizens need to have their needs and desires addressed to create their own quality environment. IT IS A QUESTION OF INFORMATION”
Hugh Dutton at SMART TURIN WORKSHOP

Open Energy will allow us to amplify our knowledge about the dynamic behavior of our relation with energy.

Open Energy is an Open Source prototype. In view of the upcoming Internet of Things, Open Energy offers the design of a visualization system which is inserted into a new energy distribution model, where new technologies allow a decentralized production of electricity at a global scale, defining new frameworks for sustainability.

Open Energy Visualization (OEV) is a real-time visualization software for power consumption (kWh) and CO2 levels (g) in housing. OEV seeks to implement the design of a Smart Grid system (intelligent electric distribution network) by using visualization technologies, sensors systems and autonomous electricity production, in order to optimize the global energy distribution.

These visualization structures will allow new ways of relationship between energy and humans. Real-time visualization of power consumption and simulation of future behaviors will constitute a new information system for CO2 levels and real-time value of the electricity.

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MORE INFO ABOUT THE PROJECT AND ITS APPLICATIONS AT openenergy.francastillo.net

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Crowdfunding for Open Energy is still open.
If you like project, you can co-fund the project until  April 28th.
MORE DETAILS > goteo.org/project/open-energy

 

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If you don’t know what Crowdfunding is, read this.

 

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