The US has mandated major changes and upgrade for the ailing national grid. A key component for change is the desire to use renewable energy and energy storage. For this reason, utility companies are taking major steps towards the ability for consumers to use personal distributed energy resources (DER).
Companies are investigating DER systems that integrate renewable energy sources, such as wind generators and photovoltaic modules with battery storage technology. These DER systems can be used to provide energy during peak load hours or during power outages, which can greatly increasing the reliability and stability of a grid.
Another concern for DER systems is a convenient and safe method for customer integration. The conventional method to integrate DER systems requires major wiring inside the home leading to a tie in with the power panel. Hence, more convenient and effective ways are desired to integrate storage and distributed resource in to the grid through residential and commercial users. In essence, a plug n play capability for DER systems.
WSG is currently developing the Wise Inverter. The Wise Inverter can accommodate various forms of energy, from plug in hybrids to photovoltaic panels. In addition to being affable with various energy sources, the Wise Inverter will be able to monitor and efficiently use resources to meet desired demand.
What is novel about the Wise Inverter is that it can be mounted externally to the building and connected in a plug n play capacity to a smart meter allowing for a safe and convenient way to integrate stand by or reserve energy into an establishment.