Smappee, a European developer of smart energy monitoring solutions, has entered the U.S. solar market with the launch of its flagship product, Smappee Plus. The most advanced energy monitoring system available on the market, Smappee Plus empowers consumers to better manage their electricity use and costs by providing detailed, real-time measurements of their energy production and consumption.
Smappee Plus is the latest innovation from Smappee’s bourgeoning suite of energy monitoring solutions, which have seen widespread adoption across Europe since 2013. The product integrates Smappee’s patented NILM (Non Intrusive Load Monitoring) technology with submetering clamps to measure real-time energy use from household electronics and appliances, providing consumers with an unprecedented level of insight into their personal energy use.
Ideally suited for homes with solar and other renewable technologies, Smappee Plus acts as an energy traffic controller by directing the energy flow within a user’s home to maximize both energy efficiency and clean energy payback.
As an increasing number of homes become “smart” featuring multiple energy installations such as solar, heat pumps and batteries, Smappee Plus has been designed for the modern smart home, and is ready for peer-to-peer energy trading on smart grids using blockchain technology.
“Smappee Plus has been developed to become the new standard in home energy monitoring,” stated Stefan Grosjean, CEO of Smappee. “With the European Commission recently forecasting that 68 million homes in Europe and the U.S. will be smart homes by 2019, consumers increasingly require a more intelligent, reliable means to monitor their energy. We’ve designed Smappee Plus to be a central energy hub, monitoring and managing the various energy flows of the present and future smart home.”
The Smappee Plus costs $549 (excluding taxes and installation) and will be sold exclusively to solar distributors and installers. The company aims to address the recurring issue of high customer acquisition costs by offering installers and distributors a value-add monitoring system that allows them to re-engage with existing and potential customers. Smappee Plus also provides solar professionals with a direct route into the growing smart home market with a superior differentiated product that sets them apart in an increasingly competitive solar market.
Smappee will be showcasing Smappee Plus at the Impress Lounge during Intersolar North America, taking place July 11–13 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.
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