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economyGREEN

An easy to use service to enable people to use more electricity from renewables.

economyGREEN

An easy to use service to enable people to use more electricity from renewables.

£145
pledged of £2,100pledged of £2,100 goal
17
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, November 24 2019 6:28 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Take climate change action with economyGREEN!

economyGREEN is an app that will advise you on the best time to run your washing machine, dishwasher or tumble drier.

The web app takes the day's renewable energy forecast and the amount of electricity your appliance will use to work out when will be the greenest time to run it. Using the delay function on your appliance, you can set the required program run  to at this time. This will help to reduce the amount of green house gasses emitted to generate its electricity.

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How Much Will I Save

In the UK we run almost 17 billion washing machine, dishwasher and tumble drier loads each year. The electricity used - 16 giga watt hours - generates 6.5 million tons of green house gasses and accounts for 25% of the greenhouse gasses produced generating domestic electricity.

economyGREEN could help you reduce the green house gasses produced by washing appliances by 10% or 23 kg per year.which This may not sound much, but is same amount saved by recycling 500 tin cans.

How We Work It Out

The amount of green house gasses released into the atmosphere to generate our electricity changes throughout the day as the amount of renewable energy available changes. 

Each day, the National Grid publishes a forecast for the day giving the amount of renewable energy they expect to be generated. Using this, combined with your specific appliance information, we can suggest the best time when the highest proportion of electricity will come from renewable sources.

Making It Simple

Using NFC technology, we have devised a tag that you can stick on your washing machine, dishwasher or tumble drier. Simply configure your tag once with the make and model of your device, and your phone tells you when to start and what you will save when you tap it on the tag.

This is the intended tag design. A square plastic NFC tag with rounded corners.

economyGREEN NFC tag

Risks and challenges

The economyGREEN web app and tag is almost ready to release in the UK. We have a working web app and prototype tag. To make more tags available at a reasonable price we need to have a streamlined process of programming the tags and this requires purchasing them in bulk from the manufacturer. We also need to complete the data entry for more appliances.

At the moment we are reliant on a forecast from the National Grid in the UK. We are in the process of creating a fall back forecast using weather forecasts and information about renewable generation sites.
When we have this in place, we hope to start making the service available to other world regions.

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    We will create you your own branded version of the web application and send you 100 tags configured to access it.
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