Green Tip and Trade

Keep track of your energy use with a home energy monitor

Matt Berger Nov 27, 2010

Building your own power monitor isn’t too tough and can save money and electricity. Phil Torrone and Limor Fried wanted to measure their household power usage long-term, so they developed the Tweet-a-Watt.  

The Tweet-a-Watt uses plug-in electricity monitors at each outlet to wirelessly send readings to a base station, and can also broadcast updates via Twitter!

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