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The future of energy is here.

 

The future of energy is decentralized, digital, and green. With KiwiOS, we have developed a software platform that enables your company to connect, monitor and optimize the multitude of assets, systems and partners that a decentralized energy system relies on.

Energy IoT done right

KiwiOS at a glance

OEM-agnostic optimization across sectors

The integration of PV, storage, electric vehicles and heat in buildings, energy markets and the grid is the elementary pillar for the next phase of the energy transition. Because it is only when energy flows are optimized across assets and value streams in an OEM-agnostic way that energy management systems deliver tangible and verifiable added value - for both end customers and the grid. For this new energy system, KiwiOS serves as the technical backbone.

 

APIs optimized for decentralized energy

With our KiwiOS APIs, we adhere to standard technologies, which ensures better interoperability and easier integration of new devices, significantly reducing development and maintenance costs. Further, most competitors offer “one API for everything”, but Kiwigrid provides specific APIs optimized for PV inverters, EV chargers or heat pumps. Currently, these are in development. Stay tuned!

Built up energy IoT know-how

IoT is complex. Energy systems are even more so. The combination of both is the supreme discipline of the energy transition. You can rely on our built up know-how for the efficient integration, visualization and optimization of devices across sectors and manufacturers. Not only have we already implemented a wide range of devices from the leading manufacturers, we also maintain strong partnerships with many of them. Our products have proven themselves tens of thousands of times in productive operation in the field. In addition, to ensure the highest degree of operational reliability we operate two facilities for end-to-end tests and system validation with the possibility to assemble different setups consisting of EV chargers, PV/hybrid inverters, energy storage systems and heat pumps and electric vehicles.

What we deliver

KiwiOS products

KiwiOS.cloud

  • Microservice-based, multi-tenant capable cloud system using standard technologies
  • Optimized for connecting and managing decentralized energy assets across sectors
  • Open to your own applications through standardized APIs
  • APIs optimized for PV inverters, energy storage systems, EV chargers and heat pumps
  • Standardized operation, based on Google technologies (C5 certified)
  • Capable of cloud-to-cloud based integration of devices and 3rd party systems

Energy Manager

  • Field gateway for OEM-agnostic integration and sector converged optimization of PV inverters, energy storage systems, EV chargers, heat pumps and smart meters*
  • Automatic detection and integration of devices into Kiwigrid’s or your energy management systems
  • Easy and guided installation for installers and service staff
  • Proven tens of thousands of times in productive operation in the field
  • New hardware generation for even easier and faster installation to be released soon
*We support devices from the leading manufacturers/industry standards:
ABB, ABL, BMZ, BYD, Digital-In Ripple Control Receivers, EasyMeter, Eatom, E3/DC, E.G.O., EMH metering, Fronius, German Metering, Huawei, ISKRA, ITRON, Janitza, Kamstrup, KEBA, Kostal, LG Chem, LG Electronics, MENNEKES, myStrom, SAIA Burgess Control, Schneider Electric, S0 meters, SG-ready, SMA, SOLARWATT, Steca, SunSpec, Varta, Victron, Webasto, ZPA
 

Please note: Kiwigrid only guarantees connectivity at the device setup (combination of multiple devices from different device classes) and specific device model level. Therefore, this generic list can only serve as non-binding information. We will be happy to provide you with binding information on device compatibility upon request.

Creating unique value

Ready to be rolled-out internationally with a 24/7 availability

  • Allowing clone of infrastructure and services to let customers move to data centers around the world
  • Guaranteeing 99.5% platform availability
  • Operating an installed base of more than 200,000 devices across Europe and thus mastering the technical-regulatory adaptability for different market settings

Scales fast with your business with low upfront costs

  • Using already proven services and delivering high degree of turnkey functionality
  • Ensuring easy integration into adjacent systems through standardized, open API software architecture
  • Allowing B2B customers to quickly build own applications

Creates trust thanks to highest security level and use of standard technologies

  • Ensuring compliance with the German C5 rules and high degree of interoperability using strong technology standards
  • Leveraging our strong partnership with Google Cloud Platform, but at the same time allowing us to connect to other platform services, even on-premise environments.
  • Providing future security thanks to Google and Kiwigrid having begun exploring new technologies such as advanced data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and no-code programming

Enables more hardware sales through OEM-agnostic connectivity

  • Offering off-the-shelf connectivity to a broad portfolio of devices from market-leading OEMs
  • Lowering installation costs through cutting-edge gateway technology (new generation to be announced soon)
  • Acting as a neutral platform that does not compete with OEMs
  • Building on over a decade of experience in developing energy IoT solutions and edge and cloud-based integration of devices

Generates added value for end customers and revenue opportunities for resellers

  • Saving end customers thousands of Euros through cross-sector optimization of PV, e-mobility and heat assets
  • Enabling your company to benefit from recurring end-customer payment streams by combining local optimization (e.g., self-consumption) with energy market optimization through smart tariff integration

Mitigates financial and operational risks and thus ensures low cost-to-serve

  • Distributing the platform development and operations costs among many major customers and investors, thus reducing the financial risk for each individual
  • Mitigating operational risk and avoiding cost traps thanks to years of experience with typical error patterns and OEM-specific obstacles

Trusted across sectors

Numerous companies use our platform and standardized products with a total of over 200 thousand connected devices (and counting). They have also implemented over 100 projects with us for a wide range of innovative applications such as bidirectional EV charging, energy communities and demand response.

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