Hardware platforms

This is a list of categorised resources for the sustainable energy sector


Hardware platforms

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IoT & Smart buildings

Smart home, energy monitors integrated with other stuff

  • MyEnergi developing green products for home and business, recently awarded a BEIS contract for domestic DSR source: the energyst
  • Home Connect is the iot very proprietary platform by Bosch, device management and optimisation with a set of selected partners
  • Hive smart home device range, started with thermostat, bought by Centrica / British Gas
  • Nest notoriously bought by Google, started as thermostat only, progressively expanded to smart home
  • Develco Denmark based, gateway, controlled socket, relays, pass through, sensors. All Zigbee connected, quite amazing
  • Lightwave rf controlled and connected power sockets, switches, sensors, radiator valves. They claim to do energy monitoring, but haven’t found anything on website.
  • Netatmo smart thermostat, air quality monitor, smoke detector, radiator valves, indoor / outdoor camera
  • Gridduck UK based cloud energy management platform with devices developed on top of Develco (see above). Listed for winning 360k in funding for gamification of EV charging in the south-korea collaboration, link founder and CEO is Gregor
  • Asema is a smart-energy iot platform with sensors and dashboards, not sure it’s on the market already. They also have an open API
  • Innovelec custom design and implementation of IoT solutions mainly in UK
  • Tridium owned by Honeywell International deleoping IoT for business applications, creators of the Niagara framework that also has a marketplace
  • Syscom is a Centrica company that creates tailored and custom-made solutions in the engineering, software, commissioning and maintenance of Building Energy Management Systems. Manufacturer of a wireless meter
  • Control 4 is one of the leading home automation systems with plenty of upscale different devices. Quite new to energy efficiency though, worth a check
  • 75f is a IoT smart HVAC solution makes commercial buildings more comfortable and energy efficient. Funded by breakthrough energy ventures
  • EcoSync Energy have created a cloud-based platform for existing building technologies like the room booking system and heating control to synchronise and communicate so as to provide heating for occupied areas only.

Smart Thermostats

Energy monitors / controllers

  • kiwipowered a circuit breaker with monitor functionality, mainly for industrial clients
  • efergy wire clamps, controlled sockets, webapp
  • sense wire clamps, installed in the fuse box
  • geotogether wire clamps, controlled sockets, thermostats, solar (mentioned in the solar/battery section by Ikea, indicates when to switch on/off appliances), consumer + business
  • smappee wire clamps, webapp, claims to disaggregate by appliance
  • neur.io wire clamps, webapp, solar
  • Open energy monitor Open source home energy / solar / heat pump / EV charging monitor with their CMS emocms
  • rialtocomfort wire clamps, thermostats, webapp
  • watty Monitor, mainly a mobile app? Based in Sweden, Not sure how it works
  • voltaware Energy monitor, very rudimental website, not clear if they have a device

Low level Sensors, Circuits, Relays, etc.

Batteries / static storage

  • eCamion was founded on the principle of providing green energy to support the future needs of a growing population and offering new solutions for Utilities, Automotive, Mining, Renewables and Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure.
  • Pivot Power London + Oxford based big battery storage projects for EV charging and large residential / commercial developments connected directly to the transmission system.
  • Blue planet energy Hawaii based storage for residential
  • Connected Energy, based in Newcastle, UK. Recycling EV batteries but for commercial and industrial
  • Reluce li-ion capacitors 120kW to 2.5MW
  • PowerVault London based, batteries for residential, recycling EV batteries
  • FIAMM Italian battery company, part of the Hitachi group, historically for vehicles, now shifting towards other markets
  • PowerFlow
  • Volts battery, Finland based for residential
  • Moixa UK’s leading smart battery company, that offers integrated hardware and GridShare™ software, for renewable energy management.
  • Sonnen German company, been recently (Feb 19) bought by Shell in the news
  • Tesla powerwall
  • Power Blox based in Zurich, working on projects for Africa / developing countries, CTO and Co-Founder is Alessandro Medici
  • Nant energy Zinc batteries aiming 100$/kwh has been recently featured in NY times
  • PowerTech Systems is a French company focussed on Lithium-Ion storage market and associated technologies. Specialized in design and engineering high performance Lithium batteries (> 1KW) covering a large application spectrum
  • Electrovaya was founded in 1996 as a research and development company focused on Lithium ion technologies and manufacturing processes. In 2000, the company was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:EFL) and over the years has delivered projects for specialized applications in the aerospace, automotive and personal electronics segments.
  • Northvolt, Stockholm based

Photovoltaic

Microgrid

  • S&C found it hard to place this, hence a new “microgrid” sub-section. They build hardware + software and provide consultancy services for implementation of microgrids, quite big US based