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Technology overview

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Infrastructure for tomorrow’s electricity ecosystem

The future of energy is decentralised. SwitchDin connects the big picture with the small picture through smart control of distributed energy resources - solar, batteries & more.

 
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Droplets provide localised ‘small picture’ energy management & control

Control

On their own, Droplets are powerful generalised distributed energy resource (DER) controllers. They may be used as energy management systems (EMSs) for homes & businesses, battery energy storage system controllers, microgrid controllers, managed DER controllers, AS4755 DRED controllers and DER system aggregators/monitors.

Each Droplet-equipped site or device can operate autonomously or in coordination with other Droplets via Stormcloud, our cloud-based management platform.

Integration

Droplets connect directly with the devices they manage across a range of protocols and standards, acting as a ‘babel fish’ for different types and brands of products, including solar and batteries. Droplets also act as AS 4755-compliant virtual DRED controllers.

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SwitchDin’s basic residential Droplet controller.

SwitchDin’s basic residential Droplet controller.

 
 

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Stormcloud provides ‘big picture’ distributed energy management

Each Droplet is a gateway into Stormcloud, SwitchDin's cloud platform. Energy companies and aggregators can use Stormcloud to tap into and control portfolios of Droplet-enabled resources, which may include Droplet™-equipped sites or individual devices.

Scalable & secure

Stormcloud uses a standard IEC61850-based interface to provide scalable and secure data collection, analytics and orchestration of rooftop solar, battery storage and controllable loads with end-user and fleet manager web portals.

Vendor agnostic

Stormcloud provides a single, hardware-agnostic platform for fleet-wide operation for demand response management, energy trading or ancillary services.

 

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Product applications

Virtual Power Plant Controller

Device to control room visibility and management of distributed energy resources, including solar, batteries and loads.

Smart Energy Management System

Vendor-neutral EMS for home & business that maximises savings and enables energy market participation.

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Microgrid Management System

Control platform for building and operating microgrids & embedded networks composed of heterogeneous parts.

Let’s build the grid of the future

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