View your electricity use on your phone with Energomonitor

View your electricity use on your phone with Energomonitor. We’ve got a brilliant demonstration login account available here for you – click here to see the Energomonitor account in action. It really is a superbly flexible tool, allowing you to arrange your dashboard how you like and to monitor your solar and up to 30 […]

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Switched on – the world’s largest solar plant will provide power to 1 million homes

Switched on – the world’s largest solar plant will provide power to 1 million homes The Noor Concentrated Solar Power complex in Morocco has started generating 24 hour a day power.  When it’s complete, it will generate enough power for 1 million homes. Now, admittedly that’s 1 million homes in Morocco, and currently they use […]

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Why National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is important for the Tesla Powerwall

Why National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is important for the Tesla Powerwall Come with me on this… The Tesla Powerwall has been denigrated in certain parts of the press for having a 7-10 kWh storage.  The press (American mainly, but this argument is also relevant in Australia) have pointed out that a home can easily and […]

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Great news for 2016 – SmartNow partners with Energomonitor!

Great news for 2016 – SmartNow partners with Energomonitor! Energomonitor are the technology giant behind the hugely successful Gateway, previously sold by us as the Current Cost NetSmart Gateway. Wait… what? Here’s the short version:  Current Cost Ltd went into liquidation in September 2015. Most (if not all) of Current Cost’s product development has been outsourced […]

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Using PVOutput Rules to Suppress Inverter “Ghost” Readings

Using PVOutput Rules to Suppress Inverter “Ghost” Readings You can use PVOutput Rules to suppress overnight ghost readings from your inverter.  You may have noticed that my.currentcost.com and PVOutput.org show inverter readings at night that are more than expected.  Often inverters will read 74-78W over night. The picture below shows PVOutput for a large inverter […]

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PVOutput and Gateway – see your solar online

Please note, this post refers to a discontinued product. See your solar online with a Gateway & PVOutput We’ve had a few requests for a “How To” to use PVOutput.org to monitor your solar using a Current Cost Gateway or EnviR. (If you’re not familiar with PVOutput, we strongly recommend you take a look here for […]

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Qaltel Call Blocker in the Sydney Morning Herald

The Qaltel Call Blocker has been featured in an article by Adam Turner in the Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/gadgets-on-the-go/call-guardian–telstras-answer-to-nuisance-calls-20150610-ghl52f.html The Call Guardian is a great piece of equipment, powered by Qaltel. If you need more options than those offered by the Call Guardian, you need a Qaltel Call Blocker from our sister site www.qaltel.com.au. Stop […]

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cMonitor iPhone App – Monitor your Current Cost Gateway on your phone

cMonitor iPhone App – Monitor your Current Cost Gateway on your phone One of our customers has been testing an iPhone App by those clever people at MotionMaster.  He was impressed! “I use the iPhone app – cMonitor to periodically monitor what is happening…. the cMonitor App worked great and is also one time purchase …it […]

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STOP – Read this before you buy your solar panels! Part 2.

In the first part of this article, we discussed how using an energy monitor to reduce your standby use can save you more on your power bill than installing solar panels.  And, because you’re using less power, you need less solar panels… which costs less money. So now you’ve reduced your unnecessary energy use (and […]

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The Current Cost NetSmart Gateway is here

The Current Cost NetSmart Gateway is here The new Current Cost NetSmart Gateway is now available from SmartNow. The NetSmart Gateway receives power information from transmitters up to 300m away. The NetSmart Gateway sends your power information to my.currentcost.com Up to 30 Current Cost transmitters and Individual Appliance Monitors (IAMs) can be connected to the […]

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