Saturday, July 13, 2013

Image Processing Occupancy Sensor (IPOS)

"A recent assessment of IPOS's potential by the Bonneville Power Administration found projected savings of up to $144 million with an investment of $250,000 in IPOS technology. That's a return of $576 for every $1 invested."
"Today, lighting represents the largest electric load in U.S. commercial buildings—38% of total electricity, equating to $38 billion spent annually (on 349 billion kilowatt hours at $0.11 per kilowatt hour)."
NREL Adds Eyes, Brains to Occupancy Detection

Occupancy detection may not sound sexy but it's a fundamental part of energy management. At $100 to $200 the IPOS gadgets are way too expensive for general use but I'd imagine these little dawgs will come down to $25 before too long.

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