Smappee, a Belgium-based developer of smart energy monitoring solutions, has entered the U.S. solar market with the launch of its flagship product, Smappee Plus. The energy monitoring system empowers consumers to better manage their electricity use and costs by providing detailed, real-time measurements of their energy production and consumption.

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The product integrates Smappee’s patented NILM (Non Intrusive Load Monitoring) technology with submetering clamps to measure real-time energy use from household electronics and appliances, providing consumers with an unprecedented level of insight into their personal energy use.

Ideally suited for homes with solar and other renewable technologies, Smappee Plus acts as an energy traffic controller by directing the energy flow within a user’s home to maximize both energy efficiency and clean energy payback.

The Smappee Plus costs $549 (excluding taxes and installation) and will be sold exclusively to solar distributors and installers. The company aims to address the recurring issue of high customer acquisition costs by offering installers and distributors a value-add monitoring system that allows them to re-engage with existing and potential customers. Smappee Plus also provides solar professionals with a direct route into the growing smart home market with a superior differentiated product that sets them apart in an increasingly competitive solar market.