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Creating an energy competition between households tussentijdse thesispresentatie 1 februari 2012

Student: Stijn Coppens Promotor: prof. Andrew Vande Moere


Introductie

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elektriciteitsverbruik bij gezinnen ondoorzichtelijke facturen verlangen om minder te verbruiken hoe inzicht verkrijgen?

© vandaag.be

Introductie

Motivatie

Achtergrond

© diytrade.com

Werkwijze

Stand van zaken

Planning


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zinvolle informatie? data tussen gezinnen vergelijken opvoeren sociale druk

© Efergy

© Google Powermeter

© Wattson

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Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) Microsoft Hohm

UCLA save energy competition

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Comparative Feedback in the Street: Exposing Residential Energy Consumption on House Faรงades

Werkwijze

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Planning


Introductie

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Werkwijze •

Bouwen hardware

Experiment • •

Introductie

Testpanel Feedback (interview, notaboekje en enquete)

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Werkwijze - technisch schema

Sensor Station CT sensor

Current measurement electronics

RFM12B Wireless link

... Internet

Hub RFM12B Wireless link

Ethernet port link

Database + Processing data

... Display Visualizing

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RFM12B Wireless link

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Werkwijze - technisch schema

Database

Hub

Hub

Display

Display

Introductie

Display

Sensor Station

Sensor Station deelnemer 1

deelnemer 2

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Hub

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Sensor Station deelnemer 3

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Stand van zaken

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Stand van Zaken

Sensor Station CT sensor

Current measurement electronics

RFM12B Wireless link

Internet

Hub RFM12B Wireless link

Ethernet port link

Database + Processing data

Display Visualizing

Introductie

Motivatie

RFM12B Wireless link

Achtergrond

Werkwijze

Stand van zaken

Planning


Video

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Assembled Sensor station

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Werkwijze

Stand van zaken

Planning


Assembled HUB

Introductie

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Stand van zaken

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Receiving radio frequency signals on Arduino

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5 shift registers on a breadboard

Desiging a circuit with transistors

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Display prototype 3

Introductie

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Planning

database

bepalen display tekst

afwerken prototypes

Motivatie

Testpanel selecteren

Experiment

Analyseren resultaten + afwerken thesis

vorm maken van feedback feedback bepalen benodigdheden

firmware Hub-display

Introductie

testen / keuren

Achtergrond

Werkwijze

Stand van zaken

Planning


Einde


Creating an energy competition between households Abstract. Influenced by the climate and financial crisis, households would like to lower their electricity bill for the welbeing of the environment and their own wallet. The problem is that users have little insight in their consumption. This thesis investigates a new way to raise awareness by letting households compete against each other in an energy competition. In order to rank first, their electricity consumption must be the least over a certain period. Information about their usage and that of their competitors is visualized inside the homes on a display where instead of numbers, words light up. The reason for this is that numbers in kWh and Euros could be difficult to understand for participants and therefore could be misinterpreted by them. In this case, the display interprets the numbers and tells the competitors if they are doing well or not in comparison with the others. Besides reporting on the experiment, this thesis also houses a technical part. It describes how open hardware projects and open source knowledge are combined to build the different blocks that are needed to do this study.

Interim thesis presentation  

about creating an energy competition between households.

Interim thesis presentation  

about creating an energy competition between households.

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