LONDON-- Moixa Technology, UK developer of residential energy storage solutions, has partnered with Internet of Things (IoT) specialist 1248 to deploy innovative MASLOW energy storage systems across 300 UK homes and student accommodation. The patented MASLOW technology stores energy from solar panels during the day and low-tariff electricity supplies in the night to reduce peak energy use and keep vital lighting and computing devices working during power cuts.
The pilot is the largest UK deployment of residential electricity storage at the edge of the grid and is part of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Energy Storage Demonstration Program to address growing concerns about energy security, including risks to gas supplies for electricity generation, storm and flood outages and falling capacity margins.
"The system leverages IoT technologies to aggregate distributed energy 'storage as a service', to deliver megawatt scale balancing across local and grid networks," explained Moixa's CTO Chris Wright. "This also improves photovoltaic storage economics, better levers renewables and reduces wind curtailment." MASLOW systems in 16 flats at Brunel University are reducing peak demand, delivering resilient lighting and electronics, powered via innovative high-power USB sockets, and saving around 4.5MWh (2.5 Tonnes of CO2) per month.
Moixa is using 1248's Geras streaming analytics to monitor, collect, store and analyze real-time data from MASLOW systems - already generating more than 15,000,000 datapoints per day. "We needed a new type of database optimized for IoT and capable of low-level aggregation, offloading the stress of data reduction and making applications easier to build and more responsive to users," said Moixa's Wright. "Geras provides performance, scalability and value for money with standards support for its software AP). And since 1248 offers an infrastructure-as-a-service, it can scale-up without us having to invest up-front."
"1248 and Moixa are harnessing the power of IoT to make better use of urban renewables," said Keith Reed, Head of Sales at 1248. "The changing world of energy presents new challenges that require a secure, reliable, scalable, standards-based infrastructure to handle data storage and live aggregation - and Geras fits the bill."