Purpose/Description: Learn different ways how smart technology improves home and business health, safety, and welfare. Design and assemble a local electricity controller to understand how electrical control systems can shape a local electric grid.
Learning Objectives / General Outline:
Learn when to select cloud services or how to avoid them, within the context of network security.
Evaluate the technical merits of wi-fi alternates to design and build a local smart network.
Design and compile the needed functions and components of a local energy monitor, data logger, and control system to shape an electric load profile for time-of-use metering, commercial demand rate structures. Free to download open-source software will be demonstrated using Home Assistant.
Explore the capabilities of energy automatons in improving onsite renewable and batteries.