Microsoft unveiled a new web service just two weeks ago, designed to help users manage and track power usage of their houses, named Hohm. Today the company has announced that this product has moved into a public beta meaning anyone can sign up and create an account.
Michaeljon Miller, software architect for Microsoft Hohm, confirmed in a blog posting "the team's been sitting in a conference room on campus since about 5:30 this morning watching things spin up. Considering this is the first major web application that most of the team has shipped, things went extremely well."
Microsoft Hohm is aimed at every home owner to allow them to save energy and money. The idea is that you can better understand your home energy usage, get recommendations to conserve energy and start saving. Microsoft claims Hohm will provide increasingly more accurate and relevant suggestions for energy conservation as its users contribute home energy input and feedback.
Signing up myself was relatively easy, but as Hohm is designed for US households only, I was unable to enter a UK postcode.