Energy APIs

Energy APIs connect applications to data sources for tracking, statistical analysis, and monitoring of energy consumption. They serve as the bridge between applications and energy company servers, facilitating greener energy management.

Energy APIs

About Energy APIs

There are many energy sources today. Besides electricity and fossil fuels, we now have solar, water, wind, and more that powers the world. Likewise, there are many things to power besides homes and buildings, such as electric vehicles and battery banks for homesteads. As people work to make energy greener for the planet’s health, there are plenty of reasons to monitor these different energy sources.

What is an Energy API?

An energy API connects an application to an energy data source, allowing developers to build tracking systems, statistical solutions, and analytical apps. An increasing number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices also help us monitor and control our energy consumption, and APIs are the coded highways that keep everything connected.

How does an Energy API work?

A developer may build an energy API from any of the popular coding languages, and they provide the connection between applications and devices to an energy company’s server.

Who can benefit from Energy APIs?

There are numerous benefits of energy APIs, and they enhance more than just an energy company’s bottom line. Some of the ways people use them include:

  • Researchers observing solar data from satellites
  • Homeowners using their IoT-connected thermostats to optimize the energy use in their home
  • People who choose to live off-grid or in vehicles can use solar and battery banks that can be monitored and adjusted through apps on their phones

While these are just a few examples, they illustrate how APIs are powering a greener future for the planet as a whole.

Why are Energy APIs necessary?

APIs make energy use easier to observe and adjust. Instead of humans performing time-intensive manual research, applications and APIs can provide real-time alerts to fluctuations, keep databases updated, and optimize energy use in the smallest homes up to the biggest corporate offices.

What can you expect from an Energy API?

Applications that are utilizing APIs intended for monitoring need to have rapid refresh rates to be effective. Those that require access to user accounts and sensitive data, such as IoT devices, need to have rock-solid encryption protocols in place to protect customer data. Lastly, apps that use APIs to access statistical information for research purposes must connect to accurate and reliable databases.

Are there examples of free Energy APIs?

  1. CO2 Offset
  3. Solcast
  4. Enegaeru Home Energy Plan Simulator
  5. Enegaeru Home Energy Usage Optimizer
  6. Oil Well Directional Drilling Survey Calculations
  7. eDRV EV Charging
  8. NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  9. Energy Prices

Energy API SDKs

All Energy APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.

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