There is undoubtedly a pressing need to measure and monitor electricity consumption at the level of households and small/medium businesses (bigger organisations are doing it for decades already). Electricity is getting more and more expensive, and every kWh saved is a kWh earned.
See-a-Watt is our answer to this need, and our contribution to the open source movement. It is based on the Open Energy Monitor project (an open source project itself). The hardware and the software will be released under Open Source licenses, and the entire project will be at the heart of a community ecosystem, much like DIY Drones or Makerbot (at least that’s what we hope).