Simplify complex energy problems
Intelligent, vendor-neutral platform
SwitchDin's edge computing-based energy management system provides a secure, simple and reliable platform for 'device to control room' management of distributed energy resources (DERs) to solve complex energy problems and enable virtual power plants (VPPs) & microgrids.
SwitchDin integrates with most popular PV inverter & battery storage systems. creating a uniform interface for customisable, algorithmic control of energy projects. Our Droplets also function as virtual controllers for demand response enabled devices (DREDs).
SwitchDin works for energy companies, microgrid/embedded network developers, installers & integrators, manufacturers and asset managers who have challenging energy-related requirements such as network restrictions, solar export constraints, and frequent blackouts.
Droplets tie everything together
The SwitchDin energy management system (EMS) starts with Droplets, the hardware component of our technology. A single Droplet can provide monitoring and control for an individual device (such as a PV inverter) or multiple devices (such as a site with PV, a battery and DREDs). Communicating directly with the devices they manage, Droplets act as a ‘babel fish’ across heterogeneous products products - regardless of the protocols and standards used by different vendors.
On its own, a Droplet is an energy management system (EMS) for the associated device or site, with smart control profiles for solar self-consumption (in grid-connected systems), off-grid resource optimisation, and tariff arbitrage. Each Droplet operates autonomously, with its own set of capabilities (dependent on the connected devices), goals and priorities.
Adding a Droplet to a solar or battery system also helps to make it virtual power plant ready - allowing the system owner/operator to be rewarded for participating in VPP programs going forward.
Stormcloud portal provides monitoring & control of resources
Each Droplet is a gateway into Stormcloud, SwitchDin's cloud platform.
In addition to a robust, detail-rich monitoring platform for fleet management and remote troubleshooting, Stormcloud also provides project developers & asset managers with direct, secure control of Droplet-enabled distributed energy resources (DERs).
Stormcloud provides a uniform interface with customisable control algorithms, so that the system operator can achieve performance goals within capacity limitations and other constraints.
For energy companies (networks, retailers & integrated utilities), Stormcloud enables granular visibility & control of disparate components to form vendor-neutral virtual power plants and resource-diverse microgrids.