Introducing Wattcost.

New technology that makes home energy intelligent to maximise your solar savings.

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Wattcost, optimise your solar savings forever!

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Simply, smarter connected solar.

We track your real-time solar performance and identify when to use your home appliances to maximise energy savings.

Wattcost app that shows how to share your savings achievements with the community.

Personal savings in your hand.

Wattcost magically identifies where $100's of savings can be found in your solar home. We built a 24/7 energy data analyst into the app!

Wattcost App with the option to change energy plan, offset carbon or show energy savings tips.
Wattcost App with the option to change energy plan, offset carbon or show energy savings tips.

Get more for your solar power.

Wattcost reveals the best solar feed‑in plans to match your actual home energy use. Simply compare and switch to the best plan in‑app.

Wattcost App with the option to change energy plan, offset carbon or show energy savings tips.

Customer testimonials

Don't just take our word for it, hear from our early‑trial customers.
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John Winning

CEO Appliances Online

"Wattcost's intelligent home application has reduced my home electricity bill by 32% over the past 3 months"
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Leanne R.

Busy parent

"Wattcost gives me piece of mind when I'm leaving home that I haven't accidentally left on a dangerous appliance"
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Danny K.

Solar home owner

"We were amazed how Wattcost could track our solar system savings in real‑time to help us minimize our electricity costs"

Customer Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it, hear from our early‑trial customers.
Photo of Appliances Online CEO John Winning
"Wattcost's intelligent home application has reduced my home electricity bill by 32% over the past 3 months"
John Winning

CEO Appliances Online

Photo of a busy parent
"Wattcost gives me piece of mind when I'm leaving home that I haven't accidentally left on a dangerous appliance"
Leanne R.

Busy parent

Photo of a solar home owner
"We were amazed how Wattcost could track our solar system savings in real‑time to help us minimize our electricity costs"
Danny K.

Solar home owner

Peace of mind.

Worry less about your solar system. Know when it is faulty*. Wattcost sends real‑time alerts to keep your home safe and solar system working at its best.

*Ausgrid reports over 51% of
solar systems are unreliable.
iPhone lock-screen that shows the notifications: 'Solar Alert - Your solar system has failed. Check inverter for grid connection.', 'Solar Performance Issue - System only operating at 65% of expected output. Contact provider with Wattcost performance report.' and 'Fridge Door Left Open - Close to consume less energy.'

Fix your bill.

Avoid bill shock forever with live budget tracking and intelligent notifications. Wattcost tracks your solar use, electricity rates and weather to notify when best to use your costly appliances.

Wattcost app that shows real-time energy costs tracking and real-time alert: Reduce Peak Energy Use - Run your washing machine twice after 9pm to save $125 this year.

Community sharing.

See your savings achievements adding up and learn how to save even more with personal insights from your connected friends and neighbours.

Wattcost app that shows how to share your savings achievements with the community.

Install in seconds.

Wattcost works on any solar home. It's one smart wireless sensor that listens to your solar system and every appliance from your electricity meter. Other devices not required.

How to install?

3 simple steps to your personal intelligent home.

Step 1

Smartphone outline that shows Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Download the free Wattcost app from the Apple App or Google Play store, and open to create and sign into your personal home energy account.

Step 2

Smartphone outline that shows a list of Wi-Fi networks to connect.
Turn on the Wattcost Beacon and connect to your smartphone. Select a home or public WiFi network to connect the Wattcost Beacon to your account.

Step 3

Meter box outline that shows the Wattcost Beacon capturing data from a digital meter, the mains to fuse box and the circuit from the solar inverter.
Stick the Beacon inside the meter box and sensor onto the electricity meter indicator. Click sensors onto the main electricity and solar inverter circuits*.

How does it work?

Captures solar generation and energy use to make your solar home intelligent.
Capture energy data from your home and send it to the cloud. Wattcost analyses the data with machine-learning algorithms and sends intelligent alerts.
Capture energy data from your home and send it to the cloud. Wattcost analyses the data with machine-learning algorithms and sends intelligent alerts.

Capture

Wattcost's self-powered WiFi‑sensor captures in real‑time the solar generation from your solar system and energy data for every household appliance from your electricity meter.

Analysis

Advanced machine-learning algorithms use energy, time, weather and historical data to continuously identify opportunities to increase your solar returns or issues with your solar system.

Insights

The Wattcost mobile app shows your actual solar savings and energy costs in real‑time with solar RoI‑tracking and intelligent alerts. So your solar system keeps performing at its best.

The future vision.

Join the journey to the truly intelligent energy home.

Intelligent

Energy

Home

Intelligent home alerts

Budget track and act

Energy plan switching

Solar savings optimisation

Community savings tips

Launch

Autonomous

Appliance

Detection

Intelligent appliance alerts

Major appliance energy costs

Efficient appliance upgrade

Faulty appliance detection

Appliance event history

Winter 2018

Intelligent

Automated

Home

Home appliance automation

Solar+Storage optimisation

Optimised home energy use

Home assistant integration*

Remote appliance control

Coming soon
*supports Amazon Echo, Apple HomeKit and Google Home

Latest updates.

How the ASQ founder super charged his solar savings with Wattcost!

Australian Solar Quotes founder, Darryn Van Hout, recently took Wattcost for a full test drive.

In this published product review, Darryn takes us through his first impressions, the installation process, presented savings opportunities and how he further optimised his solar performance.

In just a few weeks after installing Wattcost, Darryn saved $259 and that's just the start! Read the full product review here...

Photo of the Wattcost founders, David Soutar and Tell Mueller-Pettenpohl.

Solar house with Wattcost Solar installed to optimise its savings potential.

Production timeline.

See what it takes to get your Wattcost delivered.
March 2017
Industrial design and final circuit board layout
May-August 2017
Pre-order campaign
September-October 2017
Product tooling and off-tool samples
November 2017
Pilot production for product certifications
December 2017
Design and source product packaging
January 2018
1st manufacturing run
February 2018
Start shipping to campaign supporters

Meet the founders.

Revolutionary smart home technology developed by industry experts.
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David Soutar

CEO & Co-founder
David has established and grown companies for Philips Electronics, Fosters International and Honeywell across Australia and Europe. He's been advising businesses on energy efficiency and building performance for over a decade. A self‑confessed sustainability geek, David is often seen turning off office lights on sunny days and riding mountain bikes around Sydney's hills on weekends.
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Tell Mueller-Pettenpohl

CTO & Co-founder
Tell leads our product development team. With over 10 years experience and degrees in Computer Science and Data Science from leading universities in Germany and Spain, we put him in‑charge of creating incredibly complex systems that will make your life easier. As much as we like Tell his diverse cultural background still confuses us whenever he takes his surfboard snowboarding.
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Demetrious Harrington

CSO & Co-founder
Demetri’s work in Silicon Valley has been rewarded with multiple patents including display technologies used by Amazon Kindle and other e‑readers. He's developed battery storage technologies and has a Masters of Science in Engineering. As Wattcost’s hardware and data algorithms evangelist, he still says nothing smells quite as sweet as fresh electronics and solder fumes in the morning.

Frequently asked questions.

Wattcost can save up to 30% off your power bill when you act on the intelligent savings recommendations. That's serious savings for little effort!
We think it's really important you own and control who can access your personal and electricity data. During installation an encrypted account is created on Wattcost's cloud‑based servers, and all data access is protected by HTTPS/SSL, the same level of security used by the banks.
Wattcost's multi‑awarded app will work on most Apple iOS9+ and Android Lollipop and above smartphones. The Wattcost app is free and will be available from Apple iTunes and Google Play stores when shipping commences.
The Wattcost battery‑operated Beacon and meter sensors use WiFi 802.11b/g/n machine‑to‑machine technology to send encrypted data via the Internet to our secure cloud‑based servers for real‑time analysis and sending savings alerts to your smartphone.
No subscriptions fees. You pay only once when you purchase your Wattcost and simply save forever without reducing the return of investment of your solar system with ongoing fees.
Wattcost captures the output of your solar system with one small sensor that you ‘click‑on’ your solar inverter circuit* in your meter/fuse box. Read more here.
Wattcost for solar has 3 sensors - one to capture grid purchases, one for the solar inverter output and a third to measure the home energy use.
Yes of course. If you are responsible for paying the electricity bill you can also benefit from Wattcost's unique energy saving technology. And when moving, you can simply remove and reinstall the Wattcost Beacon and sensor at your new home.
Wattcost is planning to ship globally in the near future, however for the first pre‑order campaign only to Australia and New Zealand. Sign up to receive our blog for latest news about future availability or send us an email asking about your country.
Simply select the PRE‑ORDER button above to choose a Wattcost product to support our campaign. Then you'll be directed to a shopping cart where your transaction will be handled securely online. Then, look forward to being one of the first in the world to receive your very own Wattcost.
The Wattcost Beacon has been designed to operate for 6‑12 months on regular C‑size batteries or optionally from a 5VDC micro‑B USB plug adaptor. An alert is automatically sent to your smartphone when it's time to replace the batteries.
Sure thing. If you own a 3-phase solar system make sure that you select the 3-phase option in the Wattcost for solar shopping cart here.