Google’s PowerMeter may have been a flop, but that doesn’t mean cloud-based energy monitoring is doomed.
Google’s once highly touted PowerMeter home energy management service is shutting down because of what looks to be not enough consumer interest in it.
PowerCost, which already works with Microsoft Hohm, joins Google PowerMeter to bring home-energy monitoring online and to smartphones.
Google PowerMeter has partnered with Powerhouse Dynamics on the eMonitor, a hardware and online solution offering real-time, detailed energy usage info.
Google expands the personalization function of its PowerMeter energy management system, moving it more directly into competition with Microsoft’s Hohm service.
Google’s growing PowerMeter home energy monitoring service got a big usage boost via an announcement of compatibility with home energy monitoring devices developed by Current Cost.
Google PowerMeter, an online electricity usage monitoring tool from Google, now lets its users track their usage and those of others through the iGoogle interface.