Real estate investors

A smart battery system for Real estate investors

The energy transition is shaking up the core of the real estate sector. For sustainable real estate development electrification is inevitable, making buildings future proof while complying to the ever increasing energy need.

All these developments raise interesting challenges. Power grids were never designed for this level of electrification, consumption and generation are often out of sync, and local energy management is lacking.

It calls for a new approach. An approach that is smarter and more locally oriented. Whereby grid dependence is reduced to a minimum and energy flows are stored and directed smartly locally.

Benefits of a smart battery system

Use energy cleaner

Use your own generated clean 
power when you need it.

Additional chargers

Load more cars faster
with extra power.

Grid independent

No longer limited by
your grid connection.

Smart energymanagement

A smart battery system is placed in the middle (not literally) of your energy grid, which upgrades the smart battery system to the director of your energy flows. Some of the functionalities of the battery system:

A sustainable ditribution centre

Together with Sunrock – one of the largest developers of solar parks in the Netherlands – and Prologis – a developer of distribution centres – we ensured that a large distribution centre with a limited grid connection can still make full use of the solar panels’ potential.

Thus, the fast chargers charge the trucks most of the time with their own generated clean electricity.

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Aspects of the business model

The revenue model of a smart battery system for the commercial and industrial sector often consists of the following components.


More self-consumption of generated solar energy is obviously a direct saving on energy bills.

More power

Upgrading your grid connection is a costly operation (provided there is space on the grid in your area), which is not necessary with a battery system.

Mobility certificates

Different European countries have their own version of it, but it all boils down to the same. By charging electric mobility (more sustainably), you can generate tradable certificates.

Imbalance trade

When an imbalance occurs on the energy grid and you help the grid operator fix it, you can get an interesting compensation for doing so.

EPEX Optimiser

The EPEX optimiser ensures charging or discharging at favourable energy prices. This further optimises the energy bill.

Fiscal benefits

With the purchase of a smart battery system there's usually the possibility to get interesting tax benefits, discounts or subsidies.

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