An interesting site visit to Smart Saint-Sulpice kicked off Study trip to Rennes & Lorient in France on 15th and 16th of November 2017.

In Smart Saint-Sulpice energy monitoring is taking place on all communal buildings using new technologies, including a network of wireless sensors, with a view to reducing energy consumption by a minimum of 20 %.

In the afternoon, participants visited Wi6Labs who develop low power and long range wireless sensors networks for applications where accesses can be difficult. They specialize in sensor design, integration and delivery of service including data transmission.

The French Study Trip concluded with a very interesting and practical workshop where Gautier Husson (Liberasys) patiently taught participants about using Raspberry Pi technology and their capabilities for datalogging, as well as programming sensors and transferring data.