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You scale your energy business.
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The future of energy is decentralized, digital, and green. With KiwiOS X, 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. Based on a transparent and flexible platform-as-a-service model, your company can connect your own energy applications to KiwiOS X via standardized APIs and in this way enrich them with more data and functions.
Who is KiwiOS X designed for?
Maximum flexibility, minimum complexity
Kiwigrid is opening up its Energy-IoT platform to companies that already have existing applications or want to develop new ones. These companies can develop their own custom applications according to their own ideas. And they can do so without having to take responsibility for the complex infrastructure setup and maintenance normally associated with developing and launching an Energy-IoT application. Our customers thus retain control over their unique features and user interfaces that represent their brand and differentiate them from the competition.
Specific APIs for each device class independent of manufacturers and protocols
Ready-to-use building blocks for maximum development speed
Proven scalability and availability of 220.000 connected energy assets
Energy IoT done right
KiwiOS X at a glance
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. KiwiOS X APIs provide turnkey connectivity to PV systems, electricity storages, wallboxes and heat pumps from a wide portfolio of market-leading manufacturers. Thereby, KiwiOS X acts as a neutral platform that does not compete with device manufacturers. This not only makes technical device integrations obsolete, it also eliminates the time-consuming process of establishing and maintaining numerous device partnerships with manufacturers.
While most competitors offer "one API for everything", Kiwigrid provides specific APIs optimized for PV/hybrid inverters, electricity storage, charging infrastructures, heat pumps and meters. APIs for smart tariffs and flexibilities will follow in future development stages. The advantage: companies only pay for those API calls whose device domain is actually connected in the field. This device-specific pay-per-use principle can only be implemented with a mixed API across all device classes at great expense. The "KiwiOS X" APIs not only provide the raw data points of a PV inverter or an EV charger, but also offer endpoints for higher-value functions such as KPIs or load curves. In a future stage of development, even turnkey energy management algorithms will be usable via an optimization API.
The new platform generation KiwiOS X is not the result of a venture capital driven startup, but a mature system with over a decade of experience in developing and operating a wide variety of energy IoT applications. This includes valuable learning curves in dealing with typical error patterns and manufacturer-specific problems in integrating and controlling energy devices. Today, KiwiOS X processes over 7 billion data points daily from over 220,000 connected energy devices across Europe. Customers can rely on a platform availability of at least 99.5%.
KiwiOS X meets the highest security requirements: Firstly, the system is fully integrated with the Google Cloud, whose services meet the C5 standard issued by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). Secondly, Kiwigrid has years of experience, in-house expertise and processes for developing the smart meter gateway in accordance with one of the world's most stringent certification processes in line with the international Common Criteria EAL 4+ security standard. Among other things, Kiwigrid has implemented an ISO 27001 information security system in the organization for this purpose. Thanks to this wealth of expertise, KiwiOS X reduces operational risk and avoids expensive cost traps.
The full integration of KiwiOS X with the Google Cloud offers Kiwigrid customers significant benefits for the speed of development and scalability of their applications. The Google Cloud offers one of the most scalable and open infrastructures for cloud computing, data analytics and machine learning among all public clouds. The high level of standardization of the Google Cloud, combined with its mass distribution worldwide, also opens up the possibility for KiwiOS X to easily connect with platform services from other public cloud providers and on-premise environments. For example, KiwiOS X enables cloning of infrastructure and services to allow customers to expand into data centers around the world.
What we deliver
- 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 VoyagerX
- New freely mountable gateway generation for even easier and faster installation
- The future of intelligent connectivity and energy management for PV systems, energy storage, charging infrastructure and heat pumps
- Extremely powerful and secure for all energy IoT use cases today and in the future
- Compact hardware design for fast installation and simple system upgrades at any time
- Highly flexible sector coupling thanks to manufacturer-independent device connectivity
Energy Manager Rail
- Field gateway for installation on the DIN rail
- 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
Kiwigrid supplies its customers with the kit and various building blocks. Customers can then assemble these building blocks according to their own ideas and use them to build their own individual applications. With the help of the building blocks, customers can easily develop and run their own apps within a few days or weeks, depending on the complexity. No matter what our customers build based on our APIs, everything is always underpinned by our KiwiOS X platform and is accordingly robust and secure. KiwiOS X API calls are billed in a very transparent pay-per-use pricing model.
Our gateway for holistic energy management
Introducing the Energy Manager VoyagerX
Unparalleled ease of installation and unlimited connectivity in one devices. Our gateway Energy Manager VoyagerX connects PV and energy storage systems, as well as EV chargers and heat pumps into a manufacturer-independent sector-coupled system, acting as an interface between the energy devices and the energy IoT platform KiwiOS.
*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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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. Our products have proven themselves tens of thousands of times in productive operation in the field. Numerous companies use our platform and standardized products with a total of over 220 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.