Google Unveils PowerMeter API for Smarter Home Appliances

google-powermeter Google’s Power, Energy initiatives are taking shape. Today, Google announces Google PowerMeter API on code.google.com, for developers to integrate various products with Google PowerMeter.

PowerMeter provides a great interface to monitor, track, analyze, and optimize power usage. Now manufacturers can integrate various appliances to enable advanced Energy monitoring. Google PowerMeter is a software application being was developed to help consumers track their home electricity usage. The development of the software is part of an effort by Google to invest in Green and Renewable energy initiatives

The API will make “energy information more widely available to consumers”.

Google has laid-out data model and the accompanying protocols to ensure that Google PowerMeter provides consumers access to their energy consumption with utmost care in maintaining the user’s privacy and control on access to the information.

In addition, google is providing some code samples to get developers started in building their first device which integrates with powerMeter.
If you are interested, checkout google’s  PowerMeter blog for timely updates on the service.

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  • Rob

    Nice info buddy, It made us to think to save our energy,so that we can live safely in future..this google developers think beyond your imagination its seriously amazing .

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  • Great sharing…
    Thanks for sharing this…
    Love it!

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