PowerNEST Urban Wind and Solar


IoT Device Management Platform – IBIS Power

The Challenge

The energy transition requires maximum use of renewable energy. As densely populated cities lack space, large buildings are equipped with IBIS Power PowerNEST combining wind and solar to maximise output. The additional challenge is to balance the renewable energy production with consumption: EV charging and heating, even using batteries. That’s where OpenRemote’s IoT Device platform comes into play for IBIS Power.

Energy dashboard

The OpenRemote IoT Platform connects PowerNEST, as well as energy meters, batteries and EV chargers, giving IBIS Power and it’s customers an insight in the daily production and consumption of energy and key performance indicators such as financial and carbon savings, self consumption or autarky.

Insights on the go

The building owner and even individual households can get an insight into the overall energy performance of their building and even advise on when they can best contribute to the energy performance by adjusting the room heating or charging of their cars. IBIS can share dashboards or even build specific apps using OpenRemote’s web components.

Smart Optimisation

The additional energy management features forecast solar and wind power generation, building consumption and can even take into account electricity pricing for the upcoming 24 hours. It’s used to define the optimal charging and discharging cycles for the building battery and vehicles, as well as advising building users to adjust their energy consumption. IBIS power can offer this as extra service to their customers.

Connected Sources

Solar panel and wind power meters of IBIS power, building electricity meters and heating, battery storage system and charging systems are all connected to the energy management system. Pricing data from the supplier as well as relevant weather data is added to accommodate the predictions, while the outcome of the running optimisation routine is translated into charging and discharging commands and live messages to individual users.

IoT Device Management for Manufacturers

Managing IoT devices can become complex for Manufacturers distributing large numbers of products to customers, whether for your installer, distributor or service manager.

The OpenRemote IoT Device Management Platform connects and controls different all your devices, using auto provisioning combined with MQTT broker, or its Edge Gateway. More importantly, alerts are set to monitor optimal performance as well as unexpected behaviour. Notifications are send to installers or end users to take action.

A dashboard for you as Manufacturer, and mobile apps for installers and end users. All can be tailored to your specific context and identity, and hosted in your own secure environment.

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