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A Scalable Energy Storage Solution

09 June 2017

Stäubli Electrical Connectors (Allschwil, Switzerland) and start-up company Power-Blox (Brugg, Switzerland) signed a strategic cooperation to jointly offer efficient solutions in the field of energy storage and off-the-grid systems.

With over 20 years of experience in the photovoltaic industry and more than 1 billion installed PV connector components, Stäubli Electrical Connectors provides more than 150 GW or 50% of the worldwide PV capacity. With new technology called “Swarm Power” developed by Power-Blox and its intelligent energy cubes, an off-the-grid energy supply can be produced without any technical expertise.

Power-Blox is the first modular solar energy system which offers alternating current up to the megawatt range based on swarm technology. The concept also allows for a completely mobile supply, and functions as a portable outlet.(Source: Stäubli Electrical Connectors)(Source: Stäubli Electrical Connectors)

“Swarm Power” imitates complex systems to create fully autonomous and intelligent power grids all over the world. Anyone can create an independent, decentralized power supply grid without additional technical know-how. The “plug and play” solution consists of standalone energy cubes with an integrated battery, which can be expanded as desired, thus enabling a scalable power supply. Each cube can supply electricity which is independent of the grid and is supplied by external sources such as solar systems or wind energy. Typical applications include the supply of mobile or temporary installations for aid organizations, rural electrification in remote areas, military installations or as a reserve battery in the event of power outages in unstable public networks.



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