Abstract: An energy monitor for monitoring energy consumed by each of a plurality of energy consuming devices is disclosed. The energy monitor comprises a processor, a memory, means for storing energy usage rate data in the memory, the energy usage rate data representing a rate of energy consumed by each of the devices, means for determining when each of the devices is operating, means responsive to the storing means and the determining means for calculating energy consumption numbers representing a quantity of energy consumed by each device while each of the devices is operating and means for selectively displaying each of the energy consumption numbers.
Abstract: An energy converter for providing a plurality of different outputs, including a base, a heating unit mounted to the base, and defining a combustion chamber for combustion of fuel therein, a boiler mounted to the base for receiving products of combustion from the combustion chamber and heating liquid water to form steam therein, a valved steam line for providing steam from the boiler to a steam engine mounted to the base, a generator mounted to the base connected to the engine for generating electricity, a controlled outlet for providing process steam from the boiler, a hot water heater mounted to the base receiving exhaust steam from the engine for heating water therein, and a return line for conducting condensate from the water heater back to the boiler for regeneration of steam therein. The heating unit is arranged to burn a wide range of different fuels. The heating unit is adapted to provide a clean effluent suitable to be used as heated air for convectively heating an enclosed space.