Green Consumer WiFi Power Plug
December 9, 2009

Dr. David Levitt
Levity Novelty LLC
Kestrel Technologies


Consumers in their homes typically lack the tools and information they need to manage their electric power efficiently. The proposed Green WiFi Power Plug design adapts a standard 120V plug as a low power, low cost networked current monitor connected over standard consumer WiFi via HTTP. The target design provides remote monitoring and automatic report and alert generation. Additional switch components can provide remote power control and scheduling, pre-planned and opportunistic control, and simple emergency handling.


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