Droplets provide localised ‘small picture’ energy management & control
On their own, Droplets are powerful generalised distributed energy resource (DER) controllers. They may be used as energy management systems (EMSs) for homes & businesses, battery energy storage system controllers, microgrid controllers, managed DER controllers, AS4755 DRED controllers and DER system aggregators/monitors.
Each Droplet-equipped site or device can operate autonomously or in coordination with other Droplets via Stormcloud, our cloud-based management platform.
Droplets connect directly with the devices they manage across a range of protocols and standards, acting as a ‘babel fish’ for different types and brands of products, including solar and batteries. Droplets also act as AS 4755-compliant virtual DRED controllers.
Stormcloud provides ‘big picture’ distributed energy management
Each Droplet is a gateway into Stormcloud, SwitchDin’s cloud platform. Energy companies and aggregators can use Stormcloud to tap into and control portfolios of Droplet-enabled resources, which may include Droplet™-equipped sites or individual devices.
Scalable & secure
Stormcloud uses a standard IEC61850-based interface to provide scalable and secure data collection, analytics and orchestration of rooftop solar, battery storage and controllable loads with end-user and fleet manager web portals.
Stormcloud provides a single, hardware-agnostic platform for fleet-wide operation for demand response management, energy trading or ancillary services.