Home energy monitors are handy when you want to find out how is the energy consumption distributed among the electrical appliances at work. If you want to make the move to solar this is an essential device to have for making your house energy-efficient. An energy monitor will provide the data for you to make an informant decision on eliminating energy consumption bottlenecks for making the most of your solar panels.
The case study of 235 Stanley Place, Townsville, Australia shows how energy monitoring and the identification of bottlenecks have led to 32% energy savings and demand savings of 567kVA. Monitoring results showed that the aging cooling system accounts for 50% of all the energy use so it was upgraded. Other improvements included motion detector installation in the corridors to control the lighting and ventilation of the building and conserve energy when the common areas are vacant.