Holmes is the free software to be used with Wattson. It allows you to store and see how much electricity you’ve generated and used over chosen periods of time.
Why use Holmes?
There are lots of benefits to analysing your Wattson data.
- Help you identify when your usage is high
- Compare days, weeks, month even years of electricity use
- Visibility of graphs showing usage in units such as power, energy, cost and carbon.
- Ability to display all the above figures and graphs in real time while wattson is connected.
- Graphically shows you what the numbers on the Wattson display actually mean: how much you’re spending on electricity, when you use it most, and how to reduce what you use when you don’t need it.
users with renewables.
- Dashboard which displays today’s solar figures as well as life time totals.
- Ability to display the efficiency of the solar system in easy to understand pie charts.
- Visibility of graphs showing usage, generation and grid (import/export) in units such as power, energy, cost and carbon.
How Holmes works
- Holmes is easy to install on both Mac OSX (up to 10.8) and Windows users (XP and 7) computers.
- You don’t need a CD-ROM to start using it on your computer – download it here.
- It takes just a few minutes to set up.
- Holmes is as straightforward to use as Wattson and intuitive for all users.
- Connect Wattson to your computer by USB and start up Holmes. It will download and store the data logged by your Wattson display from the last 28 days.
- There is a dedicated tariff section where you can input your current electricity prices and feed-in tariff
- Your data is available to export and import as CSV files