Our recent Clean Growth category win of the UK Tech Rocketship awards is helping us to supercharge our entry efforts into the UK, one of the world’s main tech hubs. The awards are run by the UK Department of International Trade in their search for leading-edge technologies that can help support the UK’s innovation priorities.
We are still in early stages of our UK entry and are looking to work with other forward-thinking organisations. If you are a UK-based energy provider, PV solar company, energy consultant or have other interest in the clean energy space, we’d appreciate your input.
Here is an overview of our early take on the UK market and the opportunities for carbonTRACK to help solve some of the key challenges the region is facing in its transition to a clean economy.
You can also download some resources below for a more detailed take on things.
carbonTRACK is a patented Intelligent Energy Management platform with one of the largest monitored PV residential fleets in Australia, NZ, and Africa (GTM Research:‘Global PV Monitoring 2017-2022: Markets, Trends and Leading Players by Cedric Brehaut’). In 2018 carbonTRACK launched in the USA where it is experiencing high demand.
carbonTRACK’s solution has many unique advantages:
- patented algorithms for real-time solar and battery storage monitoring and management
- predictive management using harmonics to alert potential failures in equipment
- patented compressed data communications protocol for efficient and low-cost connectivity to telco networks
Any change on a macro scale is difficult, some of the key challenges we’ve noted in the UK:
Limitations of the current Smart Meter initiative, including reports of inaccuracy; apparent incompatibility with solar; and information only, no remote control
Rising energy prices and the negative impact on household and business budgets
Solar pay-back periods set to increase as solar subsidies end
Overcoming market blindness and ensuring grid stability with an influx of renewable, decentralised energy sources and storage
carbonTRACK connects energy users and energy providers and enables each to monitor, control, automate and share energy. At the building level, energy management meets home automation and at the network level, it facilitates virtual power plants and demand response initiatives.
This brief animation explains how it works.
Home and business owners can monitor their energy use and leverage the system’s advanced control capability to act on these insights – including remote switching and scheduling loads using TOU
Governments and Councils can improve the efficiency of public sector buildings, set higher standards for new developments, and support renewable energy policy innovation
Energy providers can predict grid loads and remotely manage decentralised energy resources, demand response programs and virtual power plants
Solar companies can provide a monitored and optimised solution with a range of ongoing maintenance services
Energy efficiency consultants have behind the meter visibility into clients’ energy environments and can formulate targeted improvement initiatives and demonstrate their positive impact
Battery and storage providers can integrate seamlessly with the carbonTRACK platform
Our award-winning platform delivers value at the building, network and grid levels. Its technology agnostic and flexible nature means it’s suited for a range of applications, including a Home Energy Management System (HEMS) solution with a Home Automation element; a solar optimisation solution for homes and businesses; an energy management and control solution for businesses and corporates; a Virtual Power Plant control centre and a Smart Grid platform.
If you’d like to know more about how it can help you with your product, service or policy innovation, please get in touch with our Managing Director, Spiros Livadaras. Spiros is personally leading our UK entry efforts and is meeting with other forward-looking organisations to explore opportunities for collaboration and knowledge sharing.