Electriq Power is a developer of intelligent and integrated home energy storage, management and monitoring solutions. The company reportedly has signed an agreement for IoT solutions from Sierra Wireless, an IoT solutions provider that combines devices, network services and software.
Electriq Power recently announced that it will integrate Sierra Wireless’ FX30 Programmable IoT gateway with LPWA connectivity services into its PowerPod smart home battery systems. The wireless IoT solutions will provide the electric company with the connectivity it needs to deploy and manage intelligent energy storage applications on its PowerPods.
“Electriq has established itself as a very high value choice based on our flexibility to deliver both retrofit and new solar installations, our PowerPod system’s well-designed look and feel, and forward-looking software applications,” said Frank Magnotti, CEO, Electriq Power. “We’re very pleased to team up with Sierra Wireless for secure and seamless network connectivity that simplifies the installation and use of our PowerPods for partners and customers, making these systems an even better value.”
With these IoT applications, the company said, installers can quickly set up new PowerPods to meet specific power use and backup needs. Utilities will be able to use them for demand response and other grid services reportedly are able to lower costs, increase grid stability and improve customer engagement.
“We are seeing a new industrial revolution take place, with the deployment of innovative IoT applications that enable consumers and businesses to monitor, control, and optimize appliances, manufacturing equipment, transportation assets, and other ‘things’ for the first time,” said Jason Krause, COO, Sierra Wireless. “Electriq Power is at the forefront of this revolution, with intelligent IoT applications that change the way that installers, homeowners, and utilities use home battery systems. By simplifying the connectivity these IoT applications depend on, our wireless IoT solutions will help Electriq Power’s partners and customers realize even more value from their PowerPods and enable Electriq Power itself to invest more time and resources into developing its next energy storage innovation.”
The Electriq PowerPod system includes an 11 kWh lithium-ion battery, either a 5.5 kW hybrid DC-coupled or AC-coupled inverter, which uses the Electriq View or the Electriq’s Energy Monitoring Platform. The product comes with a 10-year warranty with daily cycling of the battery. The PowerPod is modular and expandable up to three systems with three battery packs per system. This allows installers and homeowners up to 16.5 kW of power and 99 kWh of battery storage.