The exponential rise in decentralized energy assets is making the holistic orchestration of all components and systems decisive to the viability of renewable energy expansion. To enable real-time monitoring and control, smart devices need software, and for this software to be able to communicate and work coherently with other intelligent devices, we need APIs.
The gridX API provides one data structure per device type, with existing integrations to over 40 of the most common manufacturers. The complexity of multiple and proprietary communication protocols is abstracted away, allowing developers to focus their efforts on the development of their own business logic rather than the arduous technical specifications.
The API-led connectivity approach promotes decentralized access to data and capabilities. It fosters more agile processes, increased integration between stakeholders and an enhanced customer experience. Cloud-based energy management systems, of which APIs are key, are of particular note, as this enables advanced control geared towards the long-term optimum.