Urban Green Energy (UGE), the leading global provider of distributed energy solutions, announced today the launch of a new line of hybrid smart grid electronics, capable of taking inputs from various renewable energy sources simultaneously. The SeamlessGrid system has two renewable energy inputs and controls each of them individually, optimizing projects that use both a wind turbine and solar panels.
Increasingly, customers are looking to utilize a larger array of technologies than just solar to increase their energy security, lower their energy cost, and be more sustainable. SeamlessGrid is the first comprehensive power management solution that looks at the customers’ needs holistically and controls and monitors the system as a whole.
The components of SeamlessGrid are certified to an extensive list of international standards and include a manual wind brake, power controller, diversion load, grid-tie inverter, and UGE’s remote monitoring system, ViewUGE. SeamlessGrid is a comprehensive energy management system that furthers UGE’s lead as the distributed renewable energy solutions company of choice for customers around the world. The system can be monitored from any connected device, anywhere in the world, and can also be programmed via bluetooth technology.
By bringing together all of these components, SeamlessGrid cuts the price of power management electronics used in a hybrid project by over 40% while considerably improving the customer experience. “Customers looking into a wind, solar, or hybrid energy solution can now utilize SeamlessGrid to provide a more effective, and affordable, comprehensive solution,” said Mateo Chaskel, UGE’s VP of Operations. “Furthermore, installers can save a substantial amount on installation and wiring expenses, as all energy generated flows through the same electrical components.”
The system, which uses MPPT tracking to maximize power production, is programmed to work with UGE’s leading wind turbines and a variety of solar technologies, also provided by UGE. SeamlessGrid will be pre-set to function in accordance with the specifications of any local grid, including the ability to automatically halt power exporting during a grid failure, as often required by local regulations. Available for pre-order now through the UGE Partner Network, SeamlessGrid will begin shipping in April and will be available for use by other project developers shortly thereafter.