All computer based home energy monitor systems display data through an energy monitor dashboard or graphical user interface. Since this interface is what you see every time you view energy data on your computer, choosing the one that best suits your needs should be an important part of your energy monitor buying decision.
Shown below is a table of some of the top selling energy monitor systems in the U.S. which display an energy monitor dashboard. Clicking on any one of these will take you to a page that explains how the graphical user interface analyzes and displays the energy data that it records. These screen shots comprise just a sample of what each system has to offer.
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Energy Monitor Dashboards are listed alphabetically...
Brultech 1240 ECM Software
As a stand alone unit Brultech Model 1240 is considered to be a multipoint home
energy monitor as it offers seven different channels for collecting energy data.
Brultech's ECM software can chain up to six 7-channel modules together and accept up to
four additional pulse inputs which also qualifies it as a circuit level monitor.
The software can track energy usage for each channel as shown here
in the stacked bar chart.
The eGauge monitor tracks up to 12 channels and can be used with 3-phase power.
It's energy monitor dashboard does a nice job of tracking alternative energy
generation along side grid power consumption. Live power levels show what portion
of total load is met with alternative generation at the moment. Energy is tracked
by source over an adjustable timeline. Credits from alternative energy are netted
against grid power in a simple table to keep track of any power you sell back to
The Sitesage is a circuit level monitor built from 12 or 24 channel modules
which can be linked to track over 200 circuits, some even to the plug level.
The dashboard software resides on eMonitor's servers so
it is always up to date but requires a paid subscription to access.
Dashboard circuit level detail provides not only energy data, but offers recommendations
on how to reduce consumption. Smart phone apps make the mobile Sitesage
dashboard accessible from most anywhere.
The Energy Detective
The Energy Detective, or TED, Footprints software is compatible with the original TED 1000
series and the newer TED 5000 model. One or two channels are available
with the TED 1000 while the TED 5000 can monitor up to four including alternative
energy generation. The primary display consists of nine panels
with the top center displaying power use like an automotive speedometer. Other panels
show use since midnight, use to date, estimates for the month, etc. Data can be viewed
in kilowatt-hours, dollars or carbon footprint and the green-yellow-red color coding can be
scaled to match the usage.