Smart Grid Challenge
Industrial Analytics gets into the finals of the Enerthon “NAGR – Nano grid home” challenge with Schneider Electric. Clemens Pompeÿ von Impact Farm organized the 2-week hackathon together with Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) and Future Energy Lab.
The Enerthon is designed to show off a Proof of Concept (PoC) within two weeks. First week is about defining the needs of the client company and based on that to prototype a suited solution. In the second week the teams get the possibility to optimize that prototype with the feedback of the client and develop a business case with a business model canvas.
Schneider Electric was looking for a prototype for a smart planning tool for a nano grid home for installers of photovoltaic. The system should include a heating pump system for one residential unit, a photovoltaic system and an electric car. The solution should be upgradable to optimize the operation of the nano grid at best efficiency. For that the teams received the technical documentation and module names. The finalist had the chance to present their solution on the demo day at the dena Energiewendekongress.
After two weeks Industrial Analytics showed off their prototype and business case for Schneider Electric to solve this challenge that included not only a planning tool, but also an plattform that provided house owners with one-stop shop and optimization tool. Industrial Analytics is looking forward to working with Schneider Electric together in future projects.
“Each of the four teams succeeded in creating highly interesting solutions to our challenge. In the short development time, which is also what the Enerthon is all about. For us, it was decisive that NanoIT was able to really penetrate and understand the various interrelationships in the Nano Grid Home,” says Josef Karl, Digital Power Leader DACH at Schneider Electric.