Goodbye Energeno + DIY Kyoto + Wattson

goodbye energeno

A lot of our web visitors have been calling up and asking why they can no longer find the Energeno website, so we thought we should publish this blog post to explain:

Energeno have ceased trading

You may be a bit surprised by this, we certainly were. Having traded with them for over 4 years we would have expected someone to let us know this change was imminent, but no.

So, suffice to say, there will be no more Energeno, DIY Kyoto or Wattson products being made and the only ones on sale now are the last of the stock or are second hand.

We still have a few Wattson extras in stock:

2 x Optiplugs - these things are great, if you have a Wattson Solar they are highly recommended.

We don't know where else you will find a Wattson Solar, or any of the other Wattson products.

We have also had many inquiries about where to find and download the Holmes Software, which works with the Wattson and allows you to analyse the data it collects on your mac or PC. Despite looking through previous versions of the Energeno site we have not been able to find the actual software, just the following drivers, which we are making available here for you to download.

Thanks to John for sharing the Wattson - Holmes Software for PC.
(Right click on the link and "Save as..." then "unzip" the Wattson.rar file with Stuffit Expander or The Unarchiver, or similar free software)

Thanks to Martin for sharing the Wattsons and Holmes software for mac (as it was in march 2015), which is attached below: ie FTDIUSBSerialDriver_v2_2_18a.dmg (446 KB) and Holmes2.dmg (19.5 MB).

Martin added: "A small warning for mac users: I updated from OSX 10.9.8 Mavericks to OSX 10.11 (the latest version of OSX) and Holmes no longer works, in fact it freezes the mac, I believe this is because of a usb driver error because 10.11 has a new library. I don’t know if the driver works with OS X 10.10 Yosemite as I jumped two upgrades in one move.

Update: 21.12.15:
Gordon Arthur emailed:
"Many thanks about the warnings re HOLMES software, particularly for the MAC. However since you posted this information I have acquired a new macbook pro, running the El Capitan operating system, (10.11.2). I was resigned to HOLMES not working - however a clean install of the HOLMES2 software, followed by an import of all the data (3 years of it) held on HOLMES on my Mavericks Mac system (which took about half a day to write as a CSV file, then read!) and I find that HOLMES2 is working OK under El Capitan, importing the latest data from WATTSON whenever plugged in. So whilst not future proofed, the system continues to work OK after all. The key is probably ensuring you have the HOLMES2 software for Mac (version 2.0.1981) - available to download below." - Thanks Gordon

So if you have any more information about the above just let us know and we will share it with everyone. Please don't call asking for advice about Wattsons or Holmes, because we don't know any more than we have written here and we are not able to offer technical support.

But watch this space - we should have more energy saving products for you soon.

Smart Home Energy

The following information was published on the Energeno site and refers to the software drivers below:
(Please do not contact us about Wattson software - we do not manufacture Wattson, or the software, and do not provide Wattson support. We are simply proving this software to help previous customers of Energeno.)

FTDI Driver for Mac OS X
Posted by Mark Elliott on 17 August 2012 08:26 AM
FTDI Driver for OS X
This is the driver for installation for the Holmes 2.0 Beta software
Usage with OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
This package can also be installed under OS X Mountain Lion and works as intended.

If you see a warning during installation that the package has not been purchased from the Appstore and that the developer cannot be verified, the reason is that the package has not yet been signed by the manufacturer. You may install the package nonetheless by clicking once on the package while pressing the control key (ctrl). Then select "Open" from the context menu.

FTDIUSBSerialDriver_v2_2_14.dmg419.16 KB
ftdiusbserialdriver_10_4_10_5_10_6_10_7.mpkg_.zip286.64 KB
Holmes2.dmg18.61 MB
FTDIUSBSerialDriver_v2_2_18a.dmg432.5 KB
Holmes2.zip17.54 MB