Now entering the U.S. solar market, Smappee Plus is the latest innovation from Smappee’s burgeoning energy monitoring solutions which have seen widespread adoption across Europe since 2012. The product combines Smappee’s patented NILM (Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring) technology with submetering clamps to measure real-time energy use from appliances throughout a user’s home including those with variable output or similar energy consumption patterns, giving previously undetectable transparency to energy use.
Ideal for homes with solar and other renewable technologies, Smappee Plus also acts as an energy controller by directing energy traffic within a users’ home to maximize both energy efficiency and clean energy payback. With many homes now, and in the future becoming ‘smart homes’ featuring multiple energy installations such as solar, heat pumps and batteries, Smappee Plus is designed for the current and future home, including optimization for peer-to-peer energy trading on microgrids using blockchain technology.
“Smappee Plus has been developed to become the new standard in home energy monitor-ing”, stated Stefan Grosjean, CEO of Smappee. “With the European Commission recently forecasting that 68 million homes in Europe and the US will be smart homes by 2019, con-sumers 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, ultimately bringing greater en-ergy ownership to homeowners.”
Smappee Plus will be sold exclusively to solar distributors and installers within the US. The company are looking to address the recurring issue of high customer acquisition costs by empowering installers and distributors with value add monitoring system to to reengage their existing and potential customers. Additionally, Smappee Plus provides solar profes-sionals with a route into the growing smart home market, offering a superior product and strong differentiation in an increasingly competitive solar market.
Smappee with be showcasing their Smappee Plus at the Impress Lounge during next month’s Intersolar North America at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, July 11-13 2017.
— Solar Builder magazine