Power and energy derived from solar panel smart grids can be stored in a battery for later use. This allows for programmable delivery during peak periods when electricity is the most expensive, reducing electrical bills. The smart battery can also be programmed as a backup power source in case of blackouts, and help prevent grid surges to provide a steady stream of current for smooth operations.
Data on solar conversion, energy delivery, storage, and programmed features is valuable and needs to be captured, reported, and transferred for analysis. Near-real-time information is instrumental for analyzing and predicting usage patterns. Prediction allows charging and discharging cycles to be scheduled to ensure a sufficient supply of power, especially during peak usage periods.
Optimizing the process and battery performance requires an intelligent gateway controller that can perform all of the above requirements with high levels of reliability and flexibility. Axiomtek offers multiple versions of the robust, smart controller, including the rugged ICO. The ICO product line is designed and manufactured specifically to serve the power utility and renewable energy market. Options based on Intel® Core™ processors and Intel® Celeron® processors, as well as the low-power consumption Intel Atom™ processor, are offered for scalability and cost-efficiency.
Demand for renewable energy is on the rise. New computer technologies, such as energy storage batteries and smart controllers, have become increasingly more advanced and accessible. Axiomtek designs and manufactures industrial computers and gateway products using highly reliable, scalable, high-performance Intel technologies to support the complex needs of this growing market. Axiomtek and its industry-leading software, hardware, and technology partners are helping system integrators achieve faster time-to-market. It helps developers and integrators build intelligent, near-real-time, end-to-end solutions. Axiomtek offers design assistance and integration services with COTS-based products to accelerate the process and help increase ROI. Additional value-added services are available, including pre-and post-product launch services.