Google’s prolific online search business not only allows it to invade other business niches, but also gives it the freedom to take up numerous social causes. Now the online search juggernaut has launched an
online platform that will help ordinary people conserve energy
The free tool, called PowerMeter , will allow users to view and thoroughly analyze their household energy consumption data. The platform, currently in closed beta, requires that the user possess a smart meter. It will let users compare the energy-appetite of different devices within their house, besides making it possible for users to compare each other’s energy consumption trends.
Google hopes that access to household energy data will help users conserve energy – something many studies and Lord Kelvin have previously suggested.
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