Why do we love them?
Today, if you want access to real-time energy data you’ll have to wait for an electrician to install a meter. Whisker Lab’s energy sensors can be installed on a home’s breaker box without an electrician, and takes non-contact measurements of voltage, current, and real power. They turn residential energy data into actionable insights, which can be used by solar or storage providers to help right-size products for the home and engage their customers.
Tell me about the technology.
By reducing cost and complexity of installation, Whisker Labs eliminates the traditional barriers to accessing real-time residential energy data. Their sensing technology mounts to the face of a breaker panel and takes non-contact measurements of voltage, current, and real power. Their software turns that data into actionable insights that include the best times to charge your EV, appliance failure warnings, and solar performance.
Where are they based?
San Francisco, CA
Where did they get their start?
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 2013