We have tested to use of blockchain technology and think it can enable certain use cases. However, for most of our solutions as of today, alternatives are used.
The gridBox connects to a smart meter to monitor loads from devices that are not directly connected to the gridBox.
We support devices from more than 25 different manufacturers. The supported protocols include among others Modbus (TCP, RTU, ASCII), HTTP REST (JSON) as well as proprietary protocols such as KeContact by Keba or lg2lan by innogy.
There are different option, from using pre-defined modules to build a product to using our DER API to develop your own custom application. So the partnership depends on the use case, the technical setup and architecture and your individual strategy. Best you reach out to us and we find a way that fits.
Yes, our platform provides a manufacturer independent abstraction layer for any sort of distributed energy resources (DERs). So when building an application you do not have to worry about the exact implementation or protocol of a device but can jump straight to the logic.
Most distributed energy resources can be integrated with XENON provided they offer an interface for third parties. Most modern devices provide such an interface.
No, we usually work with one smart meter per grid connection point. So whether we equip a charging park or a private household only one meter is needed.
No, we are a technology provider and do not have any touchpoints with the end customer.
As the requirements of the future hard- and software are not decided yet by federal government bodies, we are still assessing the options what our technical architecture the different use cases will look like. As of today we are working on several pilot projects to test different alternatives.