“As the need for resilience and decarbonization becomes ever more urgent, it’s imperative that the growing range of energy users — organizations, businesses, utilities and consumers — contribute to a shared grid,” said Annette Clayton, CEO, North America, Schneider Electric. “This trend will require innovative technology to accelerate the electrification of homes, buildings and transport, EV charging infrastructure and microgrids. Empowering everyone from homeowners to commercial and industrial customers with more visibility and decision making over their energy consumption is critical as this collection of energy conscious prosumers will make up the new energy landscape.”
Schneider Home includes a smart electrical panel, a home battery, a solar inverter, an electric vehicle (EV) charger and connected electric sockets and light switches, all connected to intelligently orchestrate home energy. In contrast to existing solutions which require separate apps and disjointed hardware, Schneider Home eliminates that complexity, providing homeowners the ability to easily monitor energy consumption by individual appliance, decide where to prioritize power during an outage to extend available back up power and avoid expensive electrical service upgrades when purchasing an EV.
The company is also unveiling its bidirectional EV charger at the RE+ tradeshow. Attendees will get a ‘first-look’ at the company’s bidirectional EV charging prototype expected to be commercially available in 2025. Schneider Electric’s bidirectional EV charger will enable full home backup, high power charging, plug and play integration of solar and stationary storage and optimized installation costs with its simple, integrated design.
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