First Green product review/ Smappee Infinity- A solar monitoring system by SMAPPEE
About SMAPPEE SOLAR
Smappee is an award-winning global cleantech company that aims to save its customers energy and money by reducing energy consumption and improving energy efficiency.
Smappee’s future-proof energy management system, Smappee Infinity, uses state-of-the-art technology to analyse the real-time use of electricity, solar power, gas and water. The system not only provides a large amount of highly valuable, actionable data down to the appliance level, but also allows users to control their energy flows. Users can direct excess solar energy to EV chargers and battery storage, optimising self-sufficiency. Smappee is also responding to the growing electrification of mobility and the associated energy issues with its Smappee EV Line; Smappee’s smart charging stations for electric vehicles. Over the past years, the company has grown to be a leading player in its field. Smappee is the perfect match for installers and energy service providers looking for future-proof energy efficiency products and applications.
The company was founded by Stefan Grosjean and Hans Delabie in 2012 and is headquartered in a new energy neutral cleantech hub ‘Snowball’ in Harelbeke (Belgium). Smappee also has 5 local representations in Australia, the US, the Middle East, the UK and South Africa to service key markets locally.
All-in-one energy management system.
Smappee Infinity offers a single solution for voltage monitoring and dynamic load balancing between solar, EV, and other appliances in the home and buildings through a cloud-based application interface. New phase measurement capabilities allow the Infinity modules and gateway to aggregate more data, reducing costs for (multi)family and enterprise systems.
A modular solution for every energy need.
We know every customer is different. So, we’ve developed Smappee Infinity with flexibility in mind. Our comprehensive energy management offering means you can pick and choose the features and services you need from Modbus energy metering for multi-sites to smart EV charging and optimised self-consumption. Do you need more control, data or services over time? No problem! Thanks to the modularity of Smappee Infinity, you can always build on the existing solution to meet your updated needs. Discover the different Smappee modules for different features and services.
The Smappee CT Hub gathers energy data by measuring different currents with up to 4 CTs or Rogowski Coils. Use the Smappee Solid Core 3-phase CT as a simple and cost-efficient alternative. Or add a Smappee Input module to count pulses or monitor input status with up to 4 digital inputs. Add Smappee Gas & Water for detailed data on gas and water consumption.
The Smappee Power Box measures the line voltage of the connected phases, collects the currents from the CTs and calculates power, active, reactive and other energy and power quality data.
The Smappee Genius is the gateway between the Smappee modules and the Smappee Cloud and ensures secure data storage. It also interacts with Smappee’s controlling modules and 3rd party components. Use the Smappee Connect or Wi-Fi Connect as a cost-efficient way to add communication to the Smappee Infinity.
Control (a group of) appliances remotely with the Smappee Switch or with the Smappee Output module. The Output module can also be used as a control signal for smart devices. On top of that, you can integrate car chargers and third party IoT products via the Smappee App. Finally, set up rules to connect and control smart devices with the Smappee Automations and schedule your car charging sessions with the Smappee App.
Multiple ways to access your data.
Providers and users can access this data in multiple ways. There’s an API for integration with HEMS/BMS systems, a professional dashboard for in-depth analyses, and a user-friendly app for consumers.
Fast, accurate submetered data.
Smappee collects real-time and historical production and consumption data, down to the appliance level. It does this by offering the most complete set of submetering options available on the market. Accurately submeter at the source by attaching current clamps or modules for data measurement to the distribution panel. Supplement with the Smappee Switch to submeter from the power outlet. Use Smappee’s patented NILM (Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring) to detect appliances and their estimated consumption by attaching a clamp on the power cable.
Low-cost, quick installation.
Thanks to its quick and easy installation and low maintenance costs, Smappee Infinity’s total cost of ownership compares favourable with other competing solutions. The compact plug-and-play system is robust and reliable, with hubs connecting current clamps (CTs) or Rogowski Coils. That way you spend less time on the setup and more time on saving energy for you and your customer.
A global, future-proof solution.
The energy management system is future-proof and can adapt to any scenario, allowing over-the-air updates and extra modules to be added at any time. Smappee Infinity is a global solution that is compatible with all inverters and almost any electrical installation worldwide. Thanks to the compact hardware, it fits easily into almost any distribution panel. Once the system is up and running, maintenance requires little effort, resulting in a low TCO.
Gateway to a world of IoT solutions.
Smappee continuously expands its ecosystem with compatible third party products and services. Smappee uses Ethernet, Wi-Fi, 3G/4G, IP-based connections and standards such as Modbus RTU and IoT communication protocols MQTT and EEBUS to quickly develop new use cases and speed up integrations. On the other hand Smappee partners with third parties to integrate its technology in their products or services such as EV charging stations, smart thermostats, home assistants or home batteries.