• Munich’s GreenCom Networks, leading energy IoT company, invites “Makers” to develop drivers for its Gateway portal
  • Driver library to be one of the biggest of its kind and cover PV solar panels, EV chargers, electricity storage batteries, heat pumps, and other distributed devices
  • Following investment from utility giant Centrica, device library a further step towards building energy communities and virtual power plants

Munich, 28th of February. Munich’s GreenCom Networks, recently in the news after receiving investment from British utility giant Centrica, has invited “Makers” to join forces in building a large library of energy device drivers. The library targets energy relevant devices such as solar inverters, battery storages, and electric vehicle chargers and is set to accelerate deployment of energy communities and virtual power plants.

The invite comes as Makers – electronic DIY enthusiasts – gather in Munich on Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd of March for South Germany’s largest Maker fair, where GreenCom Networks will also be present and demonstrate its community at booth H1 45.

Christian Feißt, CEO of GreenCom Networks said: “What we are aiming to achieve with our Gateway portal is that you can simply take any PV solar panel or storage battery, from any manufacturer, and integrate it into our energy community like you would with a plug-and-play device. This will transform the energy business – ultimately, it will decrease energy bills, while increasing the usage of renewable energy.”

The use of communication protocols such as Modbus TCP varies amongst manufacturers, and even across models from the same manufacturer, which means that there is no standardized registry for defining and assigning the data points. Thus, GreenCom is looking for help from experienced makers and developers.

Mr. Feißt added: “Having a comprehensive device driver library is key to the success of energy communities. We want to integrate a vast number of energy devices through our Gateway and simplify installation. We will provide support and practical advice, particularly with Modbus TCP protocols. In return, makers will gain valuable experience and full access to our energy community for free. Makers come and join us!”

More information for Makers and a means to get in contact can be found here (https://www.greencom-networks.com/join-us/)