Submitted by: digitalSTROM.org
Implemented country: Switzerland
Europe has an estimated 10-20 billion electrical devices that annually consume power on the order of €60 billion. Some 30% of this power dissipates almost unnoticed due to improper operation, undetected malfunction, and standby losses. digitalStrom is based on an integrated high-voltage chip (dSID®) that can be installed in any electrical device. Devices so equipped have standby power consumption of under 0.3 W. This chip also lets you assign a power requirement to each device to enable detection of improper operation and malfunctions.