In the last post i showed you how do i get data in Home Assistant from a Sonoff Pow R2 using MQTT now we going to use that data to feed the energy dashboard. Because just like i said my sonoff is measuring my single solar panel production and we can use that to integrate with the beautiful dashboard that Hass as gifted us. How do i measure my house energy consumption?
Understand your bill Stay up to date and save money on your energy bill. By understanding what and how your electric company charges you at the end of the month, you can use it smarter and therefore save money. Here were gonna clarify and learn how to measure kW/h. How the electric bill price is calculated? Your electricity provider measure the electricity your house consumes in kW/h (it stands for KiloWatt / Hour), puts a price on that and after knowing how much kW/h you spent they know how much they have to charge you.
Last week I’ve been tinkering with Home Assistant and found out that it is a pretty handy piece of software after a few one click integration with my existing smart home devices i stumpled uppon a problem my Sonoff por R2 that was using mqtt to monitor my solar panel power not showing up, even with auto discovery on. So i created a custom config in the configuration.yaml and everything went smooth.