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an ambient device that alerts people when energy prices are rising or falling. the display conveys the weather forecast, the real-time cost of energy (left bar graph), the current energy usage (right bar graph), & "rewards" for using less energy (star icons?). in addition, the background color shifts from green over yellow to red depending on how expensive the energy is.

[link: ambientdevices.com & consumerpowerline.com]

see also David Rose keynote talk.

for more eco-visualizations, see: energy monitoring device & eco-visualization & patterns of energy use & power-aware cord & standby visualization & power socket bar chart & wattson energy display.

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2 COMMENTS

shame that it has such limited availability, great idea. I hop other power cos follow suit soon.

Fri 27 Jul 2007 at 7:53 AM
jeff

I don't get the point of this! Isn't the goal to always use less energy? Would this device ever say "use more energy"?

Mon 30 Jul 2007 at 3:20 PM
Christopher
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