Solar Power WorldSeptember 16, 201959
Lumin, a grid edge technology company focused on enabling grid-responsive homes, has partnered with sonnen to offer its Control4 home automation platform to residential energy storage system customers. Control4 combines Lumin’s energy management with sonnen’s battery to allow customers to intelligently manage smart devices to increase resiliency during outages and better manage household clean solar energy usage throughout the day. The smart technology determines what loads to power based on a combination of factors including customer preferences and the battery’s state-of-charge.
“Lumin paired with energy storage unlocks the barriers to widespread adoption of intelligent energy storage systems,” said Kevin O’Shea, co-founder and CCO at Lumin. “By adding the capability to integrate with Control4 and interact with sonnen’s ecoLinx system, we’re using our technology to bring real-time intelligence and greater energy control to the home automation and solar markets.”
“Sonnen has been at the forefront of developing intelligent residential energy storage systems for 10 years and we are driving the convergence of smart home and clean energy technology with our Energy Automation with ecoLinx,” said Carlos Restrepo, CTO of sonnen. “Enabling a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable energy future starts by providing homeowners with control and information. Lumin’s integration with home automation enables us to expand our ecoLinx offering and continue to grow the market through Energy Automation.”
Lumin’s technology, in conjunction with Control4 and sonnen’s ecoLinx, gives customers access to real-time information on each circuit’s power consumption. With this data in hand, homeowners now have the ability to use the Control4 interface to define which circuits to power and which to disable during a grid outage, enabling customers to optimize the runtime of their ecoLinx battery by powering specific key loads. Lumin’s automated load control capabilities integrated with home automation and ecoLinx provide a powerful platform that protects homeowners against power outages and natural disasters, in addition to enabling a more eco-forward lifestyle by maximizing the use of clean energy during peak periods and beyond.
The Lumin platform is available now and will be further demonstrated at Solar Power International.
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