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Green energy for my Green tea!

by on Apr.21, 2009, under Home Grid, Renewable Energy

I’m really satisfied with the new home grid system we got the other day. Now with the new Smart Appliance base from Braun I can choose to only enable boiling when my Solar Panel has provided enough energy for a cup of tea. In the Virtual Wire panel as seen in the video I can connect the two and let the Solar Panel output control the boiling of water. The base lights up to show me when enough energy is accumulated. The statistics shows that it takes roughly four hours on overcast days. But that no problem as long as my tea now is green2.
I shot this video to show how I did the connection. While in there you can see how detailed the metering panel has become. For a statistics fanatic like me, I love that stuff!

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Here is a picture of the Braun kettle as well:

The Electric Kettle On Solar Power!

The Electric Kettle On Solar Power!


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