I looked at openenergy a few years ago but at the time I found it a little complex and I had a partial solution in place. Both my loop energy device (electric and gas) and my geo solar monitor have ended their online service. So I will like to now replace this.
The residential property is not my home so I need be able to view the data online.
I have never used a RasberryPi, and only limited use of an Arduino but I think the system leans more to plug and play.
I have a generation meter with pulse output (a red light flashes) this is what the geo sensor was connected to.
I’ve attached a drawing. I believe I will have to connect the sensors as in the Type 2 method as I have 2 consumer units attached to the Henley block
Would I be able to use the pulse output instead of or in conjunction with the CT2 clip?
I think this would be more accurate. To collect the meter readings. I have webcams pointed at both the generation meter and electric meter.
I need to able to get the gas meter reading online.
The gas meter is located out side, an Actaris U6 meter and there is a reflective spot which is what the Loop energy used. Their system would tell me the gas meter reading (as I just put in the initial reading and it just added to that and was accurate, I would like to do the same with this system. But I do not see a sensor available on the store, can anyone recommend one?. Also which product would I need to connect this to? I think the emonTH is what I need.
I can not fit a webcam in the gas meter box so getting monthly meter readings online is my aim.
In general am I correct in thinking that if there is interference with the transmitter or a drop in the internet connection the emonTH or emonPi would store data locally or something to prevent gaps in readings/graphs on the online system?
Part list/other bits
emonPi Energy Monitor - Solar PV Bundle
with Optical utlity meter led pulse £166.57
2 AA batteries (maybe lithium)
Pulse sensor for gas meter
My laptop (no special software or cables?)
If there is anything I am missing from my list please let me know.