How does a smart battery system for companies work?

A smart battery system is like the brain of your sustainable energy setup, making sure your solar panels, heat pumps, and charging stations all work together smoothly. But it can do much more than that. In this article, we break down how a smart battery works and how businesses can use it.

The smart battery system in a nutshell

A smart battery consists of hardware and software that enables it to efficiently store and manage energy according to your business needs. By integrating internal and external data sources, the battery system monitors your energy needs and context to ensure there’s always enough power to run your business. For example, it can take into account the driving schedule of trucks. The battery recharges when energy prices are lowest, helping you to avoid overpaying for energy. But here’s where it gets interesting. If you generate your own solar energy, storing it in a battery opens up many possibilities for using solar energy in ways that generate additional income.

What can you use the battery system for?

When businesses use a smart battery as the heart of their energy system, it can do a lot for them. Firstly, it can store the solar power generated by solar panels and use it when it’s needed (even when the sun isn’t shining), or sell it on the energy market for extra income. It also allows electric cars or trucks to be charged with clean energy. In addition, it helps monitoring the grid connection maximum and avoids fines for exceeding it, helping to keep the energy grid stable. And the best part? It all works automatically to ensure the best possible charging and discharging strategy for your business. Allowing your business to maximise profits while contributing to the energy revolution.

What makes a battery smart?

Before we get into the benefits of the smart battery, it’s good to know why we call our battery systems ‘smart’. This is because the batteries run a range of intelligent software services, tailored to the needs of the business, that manage energy flows and help companies make money while contributing to the energy transition. Our inhouse developed software uses three types of modules: optimizers, controllers and advanced modules. Controller software services ensure a secure supply of energy within defined limits. For example, they make sure that your contracted power is not exceeded. The optimizer software improves your energy management by taking into account things like local energy consumption and production, and real-time energy prices. Among other things, this software allows you to trade energy on the energy market and earn extra income. To maximise the impact and return from your battery system, there are advanced modules. These include API access for projects that require other asset communication.

What are the benefits of a smart battery?

Having explored how a battery system works and understood what it can be used for, the next question is: what are the benefits? Here are a few:

  • Make the most of your own clean energy: By storing and making the most of solar energy, you can reduce your energy bill, increase your self-sufficiency and reduce your dependence on the weather for energy consumption.
  • No worries about grid congestion and capacity: A smart battery system provides extra power without the need to upgrade your grid connection, saving you time and money and making you less reliant on your grid connection.
  • Energy management puts you back in control: The energy management system in our batteries measures, monitors, controls and optimises your energy usage to improve efficiency, maximise profits and boost sustainability.
  • Earn extra income by participating in energy markets: With a battery, you can actively participate in energy markets and earn extra income.

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