Awesense launches digital clean energy marketplace
Awesense has launched what it claims is the only energy-focused repository of solutions built to drive the industry's decarbonization agenda.
The Awesense Marketplace aims to provide a common framework for companies to collaborate towards the future of clean energy and digital transformation, uniting applications, solutions and algorithms to solve energy and grid challenges.
Solutions listed on the marketplace cover a range of cases, and launch companies include Doosan GridTech, Kitu Systems, vadiMAP, LO3 Energy, ENGIN, Utilidata, Clir Renewables, ChargeLab, SensorLink, Exeri, Easy SmartGrid, and Athena Power.
“We are welcoming a new era in the decarbonization of energy systems,” said Mischa Steiner, CEO of Awesense. “The goal of achieving a clean energy future requires collaboration amongst key industry players in the utilities and energy sectors. Sharing resources through the Marketplace means that our customers and partners have a truly seamless approach as we work towards our common goal - ultimately, decarbonizing the world’s energy system.”
Utilities, consulting companies, and other organizations struggle to develop solutions that can be scaled across many jurisdictions due to complex data integration and the lack of a standard, open data model. Using the solutions offered throughout the Marketplace, organizations can rapidly accelerate their transition to a decentralized, decarbonized future and develop solutions that are scalable across industry. The platform will open up new revenue streams in areas such as:
Distributed energy resource integration and control
Electric vehicle charging
Demand response and smart-home management
Intelligent asset management
Advanced distribution system management
The new marketplace builds on Awesense's Digital Energy Platform, a digital twin based energy analytics platform that allows utilities to scale at the same pace as the rapidly changing technology landscape of the energy grid.
Together, the Open Energy Data Model and the Awesense Marketplace removes hurdles around data mapping and transformation, expedites data preparation and refining, and provides a common framework for companies to collaborate.
“The energy-specific data model allows utilities, technology companies, consulting firms, and other vendors to build solutions that can be easily integrated by other energy companies, to make a real impact on the industry as a whole, and develop new revenue streams for their organizations” said Steiner. “We’re looking forward to seeing the Awesense Marketplace grow as more partners committed to energy decarbonization join us.”
There are no simple solutions to putting the world on a sustainable path to net-zero emissions, according to the IEA. Reducing global CO2 emissions will require "a broad range of different technologies working across all sectors of the economy in various combinations and applications." it notes.
Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia formed
Amp Power Australia has established the Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia, a strategic portfolio of large scale integrated Solar PV, Wind and Battery Energy Storage assets located in South Australia. The hub also includes the siting of the Spencer Gulf Hydrogen Energy Ecoplex, forming part of the South Australian Government's Hydrogen Action Plan.
The portfolio, acquired from EPS, includes three large Solar PV projects totalling over 1.3 GW of generation, located at Robertstown (636 MW), Bungama (336MW) and Yoorndoo Ilga (388MW) with a total BESS capacity of up to 540MW across the portfolio.
Amp's expansion in Australia will include the implementation of Amp X, a proprietary digital energy platform 100% owned by Amp, which provides a diverse portfolio of disruptive and interoperable grid edge solutions, and includes a smart transformer, which enables real-time autonomous management and optimised dispatch of all forms of distributed generation and loads across the grid.
Palmetto recently opened its marketplace in Arizona, and is now serving 20 states across the country, claiming its proprietary technology, marketplace business model, and consumer mobile application "are all designed to democratize access to clean energy".
Systems Sunlight invests $10 million in US subsidiary
Systems Sunlight is investing $10 million in its first subsidiary and assembly hub in the United States.
The 105,000sq ft facility will have an annual capacity of over 2GWh in lithium and lead technologies. For the first time in the US, customers will be able to see the production process and witness quality controls by simply reading the QR code on the battery with a smart device.
The investment contributes to the US’ ambition to create new clean-energy related jobs and cements Sunlight’s presence in the US, having already secured 15 partnerships within the country.
Systems Sunlight CEO Lambros Bisalas said COVID-19 highlighted the need and demand for green energy and the US requires innovation and battery production support to compete with the Asian market, and it recently invested €105 million in R&D for innovative lithium technologies that will usher in a clean energy future.
"We are keen to utilize and apply this research to our product offerings in the US to aid its green energy ambitions. As a global energy storage solutions provider with distributors within Europe, Africa the Middle East and Latin America, this subsidiary and assembly hub will help bolster the US' position in the energy storage sector," he said.
Recently appointed Brian Faust, Vice President-General Manager at Sunlight Batteries USA, said its commitment to North American customers will be to provide "high-quality products, short lead times, and customer service that is second to none".
"We will focus not only on our existing products but on new technologies like lithium, which have the potential to change the way our customers utilize their equipment and make them more efficient at what they do. At Sunlight we will continue to look into the future and what lies ahead for the industrial battery sector within the US," he said.
Sunlight Battery USA is now the company’s largest assembly hub worldwide, and supplements its existing European hub, based in Verona.
NeoVolta has developed a patent-pending technology for converting a backup generator’s 240-volt Alternating Current (AC) power output to Direct Current (DC). This device gives NeoVolta customers an additional generator option, further extending the charge of the NV14 storage battery during a grid outage.
The global Lithium Ion Battery Market is expected to grow to US$91.9 billion in 2026 with a CAGR of 14.63%, according to ResearchAndMarkets.com.
The North America Lithium Ion Battery market accounted for 23.9% of global market value in 2020 and is forecast to reach US$21. 1 billion in 2026. Underpinned by the growth in electric vehicles, SPG Global anticipates US lithion-ion battery capacity to more than double to 91 GWh in 2025.