Off-grid energy scalability without installation

19 Sep 2017

Swiss startup, Power-Blox, offers the new Power-Blox 200 Series, a completely modular and scalable off-grid energy solution requiring no professional installation, maintenance, or configuration. Each Power-Blox 200 cube provides 200W of alternating current and can provide enough power for lighting, one refrigerator, a television, and mobile phone or laptop charging. The cubes can be powered by any external source, including an optional solar panel, a wind turbine, biomass, or a diesel generator, due to incorporated and pre-configured inverters. To increase the amount of power storage in the system, simply add additional Power-Blox without any additional maintenance or configuration. Proprietary electronics and pre-configured inverters enable a truly scalable ‘plug and power’ architecture for use in almost every off-grid application. The technology is self-configuring and self-learning. In case of failure or grid breakdown, the units automatically disconnect and run as autonomous off-grid power supplies. When two or more Power-Blox are combined, a proprietary technology called Swarm Power causes the individual modules to use machine learning technology to optimize performance and balance power distribution across the entire system. Within a Swarm Power system, the power generation, storage, and distribution are done with a fully decentralized architecture to manage fluctuating current. The energy in the Swarm is stored in nodes and every component of the grid learns how to adapt to the current state of the grid by observing the grid parameters and adapting its behavior with the use of artificial intelligence.

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Volume: 2017 September/October