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Towards an ambient awareness interface for home battery storage system

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Roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) generation is becoming more prevalent within the domestic setting. Recently battery systems have enabled households to store excess self-generated electricity for subsequent use. However the associated user-interfaces and displays can be hard to understand, potentially preventing households from optimizing their solar usage. This paper introduces a known method being deployed in a new context. It reports on on-going research that investigates the effect of in-home ambient light displays linked to the home battery system. The paper covers the design stage and potential feedback solutions to raise awareness and influence consumer behaviour to promote energy conservation. An Ambient Light System is proposed to enable better user feedback. The study outlines the design recommendation for an ambient light display to be used in an energy consumption context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp '16: Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct
PublisherACM
Pages1608-1613
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4462-3
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Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2016
EventThe 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: 12 Sep 201616 Sep 2016
https://ubicomp.org/ubicomp2016/index.php

Conference

ConferenceThe 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
Abbreviated titleUbiComp '16
CountryGermany
CityHeidelberg
Period12/09/1616/09/16
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