Smart energy monitoring & management system

for homes, businesses & more

 
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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

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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.

 
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Stormcloud portal provides monitoring & control of resources

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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.

 

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