In most cases, if you want access to real-time home energy data you’ll have to wait for an electrician to install a meter or other device. Whisker Lab’s do-it-yourself energy monitor is able to extract residential energy usage data without the need for an electrician. They have developed a stick-on sensor that goes directly onto a home’s electrical panel. This quick and easy home energy data is important for utilities to assess the effectiveness and implementation of demand response programs, solar companies to understand a home’s energy use, and others in the renewable energy ecosystem.
Whisker Labs has deployed more than 500 sensors and is working with multiple utilities and solar developers to scale up. The company has also received and incorporated feedback from over 100 customers and partners.
In 2016, Whisker Labs was acquired by Earth Networks and is increasing the speed at which it is bringing its technology to market.