South African consumers will be able to access their real-time energy data via Carbon Track South Africa. The portal will show how much energy is being used, generated, and ultimately saved as a result of either behavioral changes or using renewable energy.
The technology can be integrated into renewable energy devices like solar water heaters, heat pumps, and solar pumps as well as laptops, electrical geysers, and fridges. This converts these energy consuming or producing units into smart devices, and their energy consumption or production can then be communicated directly to Carbon Track SA’s smart, secure network.
Google’s Michael Lock, VP of Enterprise Sales for the Americas, says: “I believe that virtually every new device will eventually ship with the ability to be connected to the Internet and (in most cases) to report its energy use.’’
Source: Alternative energy Africa