Truly Top-Notch Solutions
The COMPLETE Micro-Grid includes all the hardware and software needed to instantly help your customers save money on their electric bills AND position them to make money from the Utility companies’ emerging Distributed Energy Resources and Demand Response programs whereby they can sell energy (and/or energy related
‘services’ directly, or thru an ‘aggregator’) to the Utility Company itself!
Upon installation and ‘Turn-Up’, the Micro-Grid System automatically contacts the Brainart “cloud”, download it’s ‘marching orders’, and instantly goes to work on saving your customer money on their electric bills……which by the way, they can SEE for themselves right away thru the internet!
The entire system is covered by the industry’s most credible warranty for 10 years, as required by the California Energy Commission’s (CEC’s) SGIP incentive program.
Technical support is available 24/7 for both installation and commissioning help, as also trouble-shooting in the unlikely event that something doesn’t go as planned.
Brainart’s “Micro-Grid in a Box” products are based on UNIQUE features of the OpenEGrid EMS (Energy Management System) which helps you precisely size the system for each of your customers’ specific usage and needs. You have the ability to ‘Save’ this design on OpenEGrid’s Big-Data platform. Once you finish installing the system at site, the EMS automatically contacts the OpenEGrid server and downloads the configuration you had ‘saved’.
From that moment on, the system performs to the ‘marching orders’ it just received, AND sends real life, real time performance data from the site to the OpenEGrid platform for deeper analysis, so the control algorithms can be continually refined and honed as time goes by.!
APOLLO™ On-site Management System (OMS)
The OMS is available in three models, customized for various deployment scenarios
OMS SU Lite
residential indoor use
The SULite series of OMS that is capable of controlling and monitoring a single inverter, and it’s surrounding DERs. The SULite is best suited for less harsh and more forgiving environments such as indoor deployment of smaller systems, for example a residential Micro-Grid that has an inverter installed in a garage or other Micro-Grid equipment controlled from an equipment room.
The SU series of OMS is also meant for controlling and monitoring a single inverter, but it is designed for harsh, less forgiving environments such as a solar farm using a central inverter approach, where the inverter lives outdoor, on a concrete pad, exposed to the elements. While the OMS-SU is not itself outdoor rated, it is capable of withstanding larger temperature variations and harsher physical conditions such as dust and humidity.
large outdoor systems
The MU series of OMS is designed for and capable of controlling and monitoring multiple inverters, and their surrounding DERs. The MU series of OMSes are housed in a self-contained NEMA 3R rated enclosure and are capable of being deployed outdoor or in environments that might need to connect with several inverters and surrounding DERs. A solar farm deploying dozens of string inverters, or a multi-storied building with lighting and thermostats deployed in several different zones are examples.
The OpenEGrid environment and eco-system consists of two primary components:
This is the on-site component that lives at the physical location where Micro-Grids, DERs (Distributed Energy Resources), or other Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency components need to be deployed, monitored and controlled. These Gateways are also the component that facilitates implementation of Policy such as California Rule 21, DER Aggregation, creation of VPP (Virtual Power Plants) or just simply Demand Response capabilities.
The OpenEGrid Cloud is the massively scalable platform that communicates with the OpenEGrid OMS systems for various purposes such as Micro- Grid design, master control and coordination functionality, data repository, data analytics, and deployment of OpenEGrid cloud based services such as California Rule 21, IEEE2030.5 and IEEE1547 Aggregation services.