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Sensors and Materials,
Volume 29, Number 11 (2017)

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pp. 1513-1522
S&M1445
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2017.1660
Published: November 24, 2017

A Smart Grid-Based Home Energy Aware System

Shang Yuan Chen and Zhen Lun Hu

(Received April 06, 2017; Accepted July 27, 2017)

Keywords: smart grid, energy management, context awareness, intuitive design, energy efficiency

In this study, we propose the use of a home energy aware system (HEAS) and an intuitive user interface to help household occupants to be aware of the states of different types of power generation and unconsciously improve their electrical use behavior, and thereby achieve the goal of reducing mains electricity consumption. Because of the application of a smart grid and a smart meter infrastructure, smart homes can use various energy management approaches, such as alternative energy, energy storage, and mains electricity. This system employs the National Instruments data acquisition (NI DAQ) energy data retrieval system and LabVIEW software as core programming technologies, providing four power usage reminders: alternative energy use reminder, stored energy power use reminder, insufficient stored energy warning, and mains electricity use reminder.

Corresponding author: Shang-Yuan Chen

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