image thumb81 Google: From Google Earth, Street View, to your Electric Meters

Google has stepped into almost everything there is on the web and on this Earth (not to forget Google Earth 5.0 bringing Mars to your desktop), from putting streets on the web, to the entire globe, from letting your location being known with Google Latitude to Singularity University and what not. It has announced its plans to provide consumers with a more efficient way to gain information on how their electricity consumption. It promotes the use of smart meters as they provide one with a detailed data on consumption during the twenty four hour period. his in turn lets consumers figure when and what electric appliance to use. Google is creating a software for the same purpose, called Google PowerMeter. This will most probably turn out to be a web based app, giving users a graphical representation about their power consumption. Let’s see how effective this turns out to be.