Focusing on the energy transition - in-tech smart charging GmbH,
headquartered in Leipzig, has added vehicle-to-grid (V2G) to its
charging controllers for e-cars. This technology enables electric
vehicles to provide bidirectional energy and data flow when connected to
the charger, allowing e-batteries to act as grid-connected energy
storage devices. The concept also excited the innovation platform
futureSAX of the Free State of Saxony which nominated it without further
ado for this year's Saxon Innovation Award 2021.
The Saxon Innovation Award 2021 nominates twelve outstanding companies
from Saxony that have developed and launched a successful product,
service, process, procedure or business model on the market in the past
three years. This is the 30th time the award has been presented. On May
21, 2021, the companies will present their concept to a jury meeting.
E-cars as energy suppliers
smart charging is entering the race with its charge controllers, which
have been expanded to include a V2G interface. With this, e-vehicles can
serve as a buffer for local power generation (including photovoltaic
systems). The car then serves as a battery and the power grid can either
draw power from the car or vice versa, depending on the load
(depending, of course, on the desired charge level or next time the
vehicle will be used).
Promoting a sustainable and green future
V2G products, we are prepared for a future where electric vehicles are a
stabilizing force for the grid instead of a load. With these clear
advantages over conventional automobiles, it will be possible to
increase the share of e-cars share and to enable an energy transition
with sustainable and decentralized power generation," explains Thomas
Wagner, Managing Director of in-tech smart charging GmbH.
chargebyte supplies hardware and software products for all aspects of charging communication. With more than 10 years of experience in the field of powerline communication, the company offers solutions for the charging function in electric vehicles as well as in charging stations. The award-winning products rely on forward-looking technologies such as Vehicle-2-Grid, which turns vehicles into temporary energy storage devices. The products are developed and manufactured in Germany and are used worldwide.