3.7.5 The process behind ”Interfacing my home..”

This text relates to “Interfacing my home grid”

I have previously done a project developing a messaging service based on NFC phones and RFID tags. The reasoning for this is that phones with this ability is not saturating the market in Norway as of today. In this reality there are usually the Koreans or South East Asians that have access to commercial services that utilises their NFC capable phones. On the other side, there is quite a few research projects that investigates this technology, such as the TOUCH project I’ve been involved in previously, lead by Timo Arnall.

Concept Development
To be able to immediately compare the output of a device, the energy it produces, with something you are familiar with a valid parameter to display is the effect it produces electricity at i.e. Watt. If the device have an output of 54 Watts you could power another device that consumes the same, lets say a 50 Watt laptop charger. On a generating unit, this parameter in real time can help maximising output by tuning position or other environmental parameters. The other interesting parameter to display is Watts over time. Watts per seconds/minute/hours will give an indication of how much energy you have produced, and if not immediately consumed, stored for future use. How many thousand Watts per hour (kWh) you produce or consume is the common unit of measurement when buying or selling electricity for private consumers. These parameters useful to display on any unit:

Output Watts Realtime
Output over time Watts per hour Graphed over time
Input Watts Realtime
Input over time Watts per hour Graphed over time
Total I/O Watts Odometer

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