As a smart meter is required for dynamic tariffs, net metering is unfortunately not possible. Selling flexibility to the grid is currently still hindered by the national regulation and is therefore not financially attractive. However, we expect changes in the regulatory framework in the future that will enable use of the full flexibility of households for the wholesale and ancillary markets.
Germany works with feed-in or own consumption, which means that the electricity produced has to be consumed by the household directly or stored.
As of now, to ensure frictionless operation one gridBox is needed per household. However, it would also be feasible to connect DERs directly to our cloud infrastructure.
Yes, we currently support 27 manufacturers. You can find a list of all supported OEMs here.
Our XENON charge solution provides load management for commercial sites and can also integrate further DERs to reduce peak loads, increase self-sufficiency and lower electricity costs. This allows for the installation of more charging points on the existing infrastructure without running the risk of overloads.
The gridBox is connected to the local network via an ethernet cable. During setup, it scans the network for controllable DERs and connects to them.
In general, we can connect to any DER that provides a third-party interface. However, to meet customer demands as quickly as possible we prioritize our development roadmap in response to requests.