I had an idea to create wireless online data logger to collect and store electric energy consumption data in SQL server, so later I can easily monitor and compare them and also to create a usage report. After couple of searches on Google I have decided to use Arduino as a controller unit to realize my itchy dream. Kinda!
Its versatility and additional available modules allows it to be used in any other further projects. It's what I have searched for.
I have some electrical and software engineering knowledge. But I need some initial advise on choosing best suitable components, Arduino board, how to transmit data using e.g. Wi-Fi, about (maybe) available software that I can adapt, etc. As I know I need sensors (Hall-Effect Current Sensor and voltage divider), Arduino board, wireless module and web based software. Two hands and brain also.
What you think guys, where to start, what should I know, which modules do I need?
Any help will be greatly appreciated!