Grab it and go: Schwyz software engineer David Eberli has developed an innovative new smart meter.
With conventional smart meters, the intelligence is inside the device itself. David Eberli’s smart-me plugs work differently: “They are simple meters that are connected to an application and have a WiFi connection.” The data are collected and processed in the Cloud, as required, where they are made available to users via an app. Eberli started developing his plugs last fall following a crowd-founding campaign which generated some 40,000 Swiss francs in starting capital. By January, he was already able to ship the first 500 plugs. About half of his customers are from the industrial sector; the other half are private individuals. Many of them operate their own photovoltaic installations and need to know whether their roof supplies enough solar power to run the dishwasher. Eberli is certain: “The Energy Transition will cause our market to expand.”