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Flukso, a tool for monitoring household electricity consumption

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What is Flukso?

Flukso is an open source web-based community metering application. Flukso allows you to accurately monitor and reduce your household electricity consumption via this website. Do not be fooled to think that you have to spend your evenings sitting in the dark with only a small candle to light your home in order to have a low energy consumption pattern. Instead, a significant amount of savings can be achieved through improvements in energy efficiency. Comparing your electricity usage to your peers' will help trigger conversations on how to achieve this. We firmly concur with the statement that energy efficiency is the best type of alternative energy.

 

How does it work?
In order to participate, you require a Fluksometer. You should install this device near your fuse box. It determines your total electricity consumption from a current clamp attached to one of the power cables. The Fluksometer also associates with your home wifi network and reports the measurements at five minute intervals to the Flukso web server. Our server logs your data in a special round-robin database, which can be consulted via the web interface. When logged in, the website displays a personalised chart similar to the live chart shown on our home page. You're able to select different time scales, add or remove other Fluksonians' data sets to the chart and change the chart's unit. Flukso thus helps you visualise your household's energy streams.

 

What do I need?

You will need a home wifi network for the Fluksometer to connect to. And a power socket close to the fuse box.

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