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[27 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 3,363 views]
iPhone app helps homeowners go green

Technology just made being “green” easier. Computer science researchers at the University of Arkansas and University of San Francisco have developed an automated energy-management system that monitors energy generation and consumption in off-grid and grid-tied homes that use solar energy or wind power. As part of the system, an iPhone application warns homeowners of critical battery situations, suggests appliances to turn on or off, recommends ideal times to execute tasks that require greater power and adjusts power states of devices to reduce energy consumption.
“We’ve built a system that strikes a …