Israel-headquartered SolarEdge launched a software platform for aggregating household energy storage units - and other distributed energy equipment - into virtual power plants, last week. The company’s solution has already been chosen for a VPP project in Australia by AGL, one of the country’s biggest utilities. The commercial launch of the VPP platform direct to customers is now underway. Energy-Storage.News editor Andy Colthorpe spoke with Lior Handelsman, one of SolarEdge’s founders and vice president of marketing and product strategy.
Virtual power plants (VPPs) can greatly increase the value of home energy storage systems for a range of stakeholders including grid operators, utilities and their customers, according to SolarEdge, which has just launched a VPP software platform.
SPONSORED: To date, the electric vehicle and the PV energy markets have existed independently of each other. By combining EV charging with PV energy, both industries are able to benefit and can potentially hasten the adoption of each technology, writes Lior Handelsman.
SPONSORED: As software takes on a greater importance in the roll-out and utilisation of PV, SolarEdge's Lior Handelsman discusses how best to harness it to ensure the opportunities on offer can be captured.
SolarEdge is rolling out a new complete residential solution throughout Europe that combines inverters, storage and home automation. The idea is to manage and monitor electricity consumption, solar energy generation and storage through one central device control that enables enhanced energy independence and increases self-consumption.