A circuit breaker has been tripping and PG&E updates lag by 1-2 days. I’m working to diagnose the problem, and this lets me check on the status instantly.
It’s too much fun to see the effect of turning bathroom electric heater, computer and printers on and off. Not to mention the coffee maker and toaster.
I’ve already learned that leaving 2 iMac in sleep mode overnight accounted for about 1/3 of our overnight usage.
Installation was easy – took about 15 minutes.
Some ideas (already mentioned by others I’m sure)
Web Base Interface
FAQ indicating that Blue is Buying Electrons, and Green is Giving Electrons
Graph with consistent vertical axis rather than having it scale every screen load
Graphs viewable in landscape mode in addition to vertical (and if only one option available, switch it to landscape mode)
Refresh – I noticed it was easiest to refresh the screen by going from seconds to minutes and then back to seconds
Getting smart plugs to test them out – I plan to use the smart plugs to help me expose Energy Vampires to Daylight (or rather PV Sunlight)