Simplify microgrid development & operation
Reliability with vendor-neutral platform
SwitchDin's edge computing technology provides a secure, simple and reliable platform for 'device to control room' management of distributed energy resources (DERs).
SwitchDin's technology integrates with most PV inverter & battery storage products, solving inter-device communication hurdles and creating a uniform interface for smart control of stand-alone microgrids as well as embedded networks. It also enables virtual control of demand response enabled devices (DREDs) - providing more options for ‘big picture’ microgrid management.
How it works
Droplets create a common language
SwitchDin-powered microgrids start with Droplets, the hardware component of our technology. Droplets may be installed at the site of an individual solar/battery system, or integrated directly into a battery or inverter product. They communicate directly with the devices they manage across a range of protocols and standards, acting as a ‘babel fish’ across different venders and communication protocols.
On its own, a Droplet is an energy management system (EMS) for the site, with smart control profiles for solar self-consumption, off-grid resource optimisation, and tariff arbitrage. Each Droplet-equipped site can operate autonomously, with its own set of capabilities, goals and priorities.
Stormcloud platform for microgrid management
Each droplet is a gateway into Stormcloud, SwitchDin's cloud platform. Microgrid developers can use Stormcloud to tap into and control resources on the microgrid, including solar inverters, battery storage systems and DREDs.
Stormcloud provides a single interface for management of microgrid resources via secure communication channels, making microgrid operation simple, low-risk and vendor-agnostic. SwitchDin smart control algorithms help the microgrid operator to balance energy supply & demand within capacity limitations and network constraints.