How carbonTRACK works
The BIG Picture
We’re creating a new energy ecosystem that’s closing the gap between energy supply and demand. Our solution consists of hardware, network infrastructure, control systems, analytical engines and a powerful machine learning and predictive engine. It enables ‘behind the meter’ visibility and empowers energy consumers and energy providers with advanced energy control capability. Here’s how we are creating smart homes and smart buildings, and helping to shape the global energy future.
|Maximise solar self-consumption. Solar energy is best used when it's produced. carbonTRACK can schedule usage when solar is available and use the excess to charge a battery or export to the grid. The system limits exports where they are not permitted.|
|Prepare for the future energy market. carbonTRACK’s intelligence and coordinated response capability creates an energy ecosystem where energy is better shared across communities. From smart buildings to smart grids, the technology is helping to shape the future of energy, including embedded networks, demand response initiatives and Virtual Power Plants (VPP).|
carbonTRACK’s IoT capability enables homeowners and building occupants to monitor and control their energy use – with or without solar. It helps users understand their unique usage patterns and enables them to act immediately to save electricity. If they have solar, carbonTRACK optimises solar self-consumption and provides pre-emptive alerts of system faults. It’s all done through a simple-to-use, intuitive app on a smartphone, tablet or computer. Users can even set their control preferences and let carbonTRACK automate the process. Here are the highlights:
|Manage and reduce energy bills. See what appliances are using what power and when and use these insights to make more energy-efficient choices. The system can also schedule loads to take advantage of best time-of-use rates, if available.|
|Optimise solar and batteries.See what solar is being produced and how much of it is being used. Receive pre-emptive alerts if there's a system fault or drop in efficiency. Recharge batteries from the cheapest source of energy and control the way they are used.|
carbonTRACK equips businesses with unparalleled insights and control over their energy use. It identifies when energy is being used and which equipment is most energy-hungry. Businesses are able to control their usage remotely from any location using a computer, smartphone or tablet. They can set schedules to take advantage of low ToU tariffs or allow carbonTRACK to automate the process. carbonTRACK’s pre real-time algorithm assists with peak load management by shaving demand (using hierarchical switching) or increasing supply (by discharging a battery).
Achieve significant savings.
Monitor and investigate unusual energy use spikes, including faulty equipment. Leverage carbonTRACK’s advanced automation capabilities to avoid Peak Tariffs by switching off or diverting loads to alternate energy sources.
Control the solar environment.
Monitor solar production and control the excess by charging batteries, running extra loads, exporting to the grid or curtailing.
Extend the useful life of equipment.
Improve the operational performance of equipment, set pre-emptive alerts and avoid expensive unscheduled service calls.
Future-proof energy infrastructure.
carbonTRACK utilises existing infrastructure and connects it to the emerging energy ecosystem of embedded networks and Virtual Power Plants.
Shaping the Future
carbonTRACK’s coordinated response capability connects energy generators, energy distributors, energy consumers, and delivers embedded networks, Virtual Power Plants and facilitates smart grids - helping to create a future where energy is consumed sustainably and shared fairly.
|Peer-to-Peer energy trading or sharing is a reality within carbonTRACK’ energy ecosystem. Energy waste is reduced, and excess energy is utilised.|
|Energy consumers can see and control their energy consumption and production (if using solar). They can decide how and when to share excess energy and be rewarded for this and their participation in grid-load reducing initiatives.|
|Solar and battery companies can now deliver an even greater return on their customers’ investments. Their solutions are actively and pre-emptively monitored and optimised in line with the user’s unique energy requirements.|
|Energy providers can better anticipate and manage supply and demand and avoid excess over-production. Advanced insights and control capability enable greater customer transparency and support new, innovative services to manage demand response.|