Wed. Oct 4th, 2023
    Schneider Electric Expands Home Energy and Microgrid Solutions at RE+ 2023

    Schneider Electric, a leading player in energy management, showcased its commitment to providing comprehensive solar + storage solutions at this year’s RE+ conference. The company introduced two key offerings: the EcoStruxure Microgrid Flex and the EcoXpert Microgrid Badge certification program.

    The EcoStruxure Microgrid Flex is designed to simplify the development of microgrids. It combines microgrid controls, electrical distribution, software, and Schneider Electric’s Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) into a single solution, making microgrid configuration faster and more efficient. Additionally, Schneider Electric offers the EcoStruxure Microgrid Build, a web-based tool that helps partners configure and program microgrid control algorithms.

    In parallel, the EcoXpert Microgrid Badge program aims to enable participants to succeed in the growth of microgrid adoption. The program offers certification, training, and a partnership framework for advanced system integrators. Through this program, partners can become skilled in managing loads and distributed energy resources, contributing to the development of sustainable and resilient energy systems.

    Schneider Electric also introduced Schneider Home, an integrated home energy management solution. This comprehensive offering automates energy production, storage, measurement, and control through a single app. With features such as a smart electrical panel, a home battery, a high-power solar inverter, an EV charger, and connected electric sockets and light switches, Schneider Home provides homeowners with the ability to monitor energy consumption by individual appliance and streamline energy usage.

    Furthermore, Schneider Electric is driving innovation in the electric vehicle (EV) charging space. By enabling bidirectional charging, including vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and vehicle-to-home (V2H) functionalities, customers can utilize their EVs as dynamic energy assets. This allows EVs to provide emergency backup power for homes, sell excess power back to the grid, and reduce carbon emissions by leveraging renewable energy. Schneider Electric is co-innovating with manufacturers to develop a bi-directional EV charging prototype expected to be commercially available by 2025.

    As Schneider Electric continues to expand its product lines, it aims to empower homeowners, businesses, and communities to transition to more sustainable and resilient energy solutions.

    – Schneider Electric (no URL provided)
    – RE+ Conference