EcoHome Lab Field Trip

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Matt reports back from the EcoHome Lab field trip.

We first met Mike Wilson in 2016 at an EcoHome Lab meetup session ‘From Monitoring to Control‘ exploring the recent integration of the building blocks of home automation (MQTT, NodeRED and OpenHAB) into the EmonPi, the central base-station for the OpenEnergyMonitor system (view session presentation). In a remarkable impromptu slideshow after the presentation, Mike demonstrated his full home automation system – including solar generation, heat pumps, a Raspberry Pi controlled home brewery and plans for a fully automated greenhouse pumping excess summer heat under the soil to create more constant temperatures and lengthen the growing season.