Smart Energy Traffic Light

26/08/2021, 10:23:06

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The level of energy from green sources is Excellent at this time

The level of energy from green sources is Excellent at this time

of electricity is from wind at this time

Carbon output:
270 for every kWh of electricity

by comparison, in 2019, an average of 31.5% of electricity was from wind, with 331g CO2 output for every kWh of electricity.

The Smart Energy Traffic Light System lets you know when your local energy is coming from clean, green sources.

You can use this page to quickly plan when you might sustainably carry out energy-intensive tasks.

Legend: energy from renewable sources

                                       
< 11%
Not so good
11 - 20%
Doing OK
21 - 49%
Good
> 49%
Excellent
          < 11%
Not so good
          11 - 20%
Doing OK
          21 - 49%
Good
          > 49%
Excellent
Using this green energy forecast to plan your activities more sustainably, using electricity when it is Greenest.
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The green energy outlook for today is good overall. Try to carry out energy-intensive acrivities at the best times identified above, where it is safe to do so.

Legend: energy from renewable sources

                                       
< 11%
Not so good
11 - 20%
Doing OK
21 - 49%
Good
> 49%
Excellent
Time when energy is most green Time when energy is least green
          < 11%
Not so good
          11 - 20%
Doing OK
          21 - 49%
Good
          > 49%
Excellent
Time when energy is most green
Time when energy is least green

Green Energy Sources

How clean your electricity is really depends on when you use it and not on who is supplying it to you. This is most likely to happen when demand for electricity is low and energy generated by renewable sources is high (when the wind turbines are spinning or the solar panels are baking).

Smart Energy Systems

Smart energy systems such as the EnergyElephant Smart Energy Traffic Light System can be depolyed to encourage more sustainable energy consumption for households, businesses and organisations. Examples include only turning on or timing devices to turn on when the traffic light is greenest; such as setting washing machines, dryers, charging electric vehicles, running data-center backups, charging storage heaters, immersion heating for hot water, charging laptops and smart phones and even making a low carbon cuppa tea.

In conjunction with Trinity College Dublin, EnergyElephant has created an opensource physical traffic light using high energy efficiency LED lights which changes colour depending on the current state of the Smart Energy Traffic Light System. This can be placed in any public area to highlight how green is the current energy supply. For further information on using this physical system in a building, please contact us on sales@energyelephant.com
You can also recieve regular updates from Wind Traffic Light on Twitter

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Disclaimer: This page is for informational purposes only.