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Powelectrics IoT Solution Helps Innovative House Builder Demonstrate The Green Credentials of Their Energy-Efficient Homes

Posted on 05 Dec 2018

Powelectrics have delivered a connected sensor solution as part of an exciting housing project designed to be super energy efficient. The home designs incorporate highly innovative features, such as internal windows to minimise heat loss whilst maintaining natural light throughout the interior.  Other benefits include rooftop gardens to maximise space, driving down the cost of new, city centre homes and simultaneously providing natural roof insulation. There is also a communal ‘on-demand’ boiler, rather than a separate boiler in each home.

The house builders were understandably keen to demonstrate the energy-saving credentials of their cutting-edge designs and selected Powelectrics m2m technology to monitor key performance parameters. The Powelectrics solution uses sensors to monitor temperature and humidity, cold water usage and hot water usage from the communal boiler. We also monitor electricity consumption on various circuits within the home and whole home consumption.

For this Industry 4.0 project, readings are taken every ten minutes and sent via 169MHz radio to a base station and then on to Powelectrics MetronView cloud. Our customer now has all the current and historical data they need to demonstrate the efficiency of their home designs to investors and potential buyers. Data can be viewed securely on any web-enabled device by authorised users. This means that our customer can grant access to homeowners to view their own energy usage statistics to help manage consumption.

MetronView, is Powelectrics standalone platform, with customisable dashboards, reporting & alarms. MetronView processes millions of readings/day and supports over 140 protocols including MODBUS, MQTT, HTTP, TCP, UDP, SERIAL, SIGFOX, SNMP.

MetronView also offers a simple API, so data can be collected by other software. This can be done by customers or Powelectrics can create application-specific portals for you. Examples include: tank management, energy metering, vending machines, train condition monitoring and waste compactors.

Powelectrics connect the world of sensors and the Internet of Things. Our solutions are employed in a wide range of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) remote level and condition monitoring applications. We offer 25 years’ experience in the world of sensors, representing over 100 respected manufacturers.

Please call us to discuss your application on +44 1827 310 666