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ENERGY JOULE: Get paid for your energy reduction

Posted By Jorge Chapa On August 27, 2007 @ 11:49 pm In green gadgets,Green Lighting,Interactive Objects,Renewable Energy | 4 Comments

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How would you like to be paid to save some energy? That is the concept behind “demand-response” a process in which energy companies pay users to use less power. There are a number of companies that are able to manage this process, but only one of them does it with style, by using the Energy Joule [2], designed by Ambient Systems (we mentioned them earlier today as the makers of the Ambient Orb) [3]

Available only for users of Consumer Powerline’s demand-response [4] program, the Energy Joule [2], or Home Joule as it is called now, is a fun and clever to get your weather forecast, current temperature and more importantly, your current electricity cost all in one little gadget. Like the Ambient Orb [3], the Energy Joule changes color depending on what the current cost of electricity is. It will also let you know if there is a possibility of earning some cash back by diminishing your energy usage in that particular moment.

While the Energy Joule is certainly the more practical of the two gadgets – what with its numerical data and specific verbal directives on its clock-like face – we must say that we’re still a bit more partial to the subtler communication strategy of the pulsing minimalist orb. [3] We’re waiting for Ambient to realize whats good for them and bring the Joule’s energy monitering technology to the Ambient Orb so we don’t have to track down a hack! [3]

+ The Energy Joule [2]
+ Consumer Powerline

+ The Ambient Energy Orb [3]


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[2] Energy Joule: http://www.ambientdevices.com/products/energyjoule.html

[3] Ambient Systems (we mentioned them earlier today as the makers of the Ambient Orb): http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/08/27/the-energy-orb-monitor-your-electricity-bill/

[4] demand-response: http://www.consumerpowerline.com/homejoule/index.htm

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