Sizing a Battery Energy Storage (BES) for a smart building application is a trade-off between cost of the BES itself and available stored energy. Our software is able to compute, for each targeted building, the size of BES minimizing the investment cost and maximizing revenues.
Unfortunately, for the majority of building (residential or industrial) there is a time mismatch between PV production and Load consumption. Our software is able to predict and manage the time window for which it is possible to charge the BES (PV higher than load) and discharge the battery (PV lower than load).
The management is done for reducing the ageing of the BES and increasing the revenues. Based on our validation, in real buildings located in Lausanne, the ageing is reduced up to 45% compared to a non ageing-aware strategy.
Deploying your battery for frequency and/or voltage control? How much will it cost from the utility point of view? And from an end-client? We are able to compute this cost and the associated benefit.
Aurora'Grid is working on the integration of EVs batteries providing ancillary services to the grid (V2G) or to building (V2B). Moreovoer, we started to focus on the development of an EMS for Second-life batteries applications.
Wondering about the lifetime of the battery pack of your medical device? We can evaluate it and give you some tips for extending its lifetime as longer as possible.
All these wrong behaviours have to be avoided with residential and industrial battery storage systems.
The direct connection between Voltalia Group and Aurora’s Grid is a clear example of how companies can quickly optimize their effort through rapid design and simulation cycles of battery energy storage coupled with photovoltaic power plant. Sizing-emulating platforms such as Aurora’s Grid 4.0 are a growing need on the desktop, as more engineers analyze “battery project” products for real-operating conditions while designing. This trend– in which battery twin-digital simulation occurs as part of the daily feasibility study process – benefits companies by providing an improved understanding of the ROI of the targeted project and better estimation of lifetime of the battery as well as C02 footprint reduction with a fast realization of optimal designs.
We will prove that in addition to a yearly balance between renewable production and load consumption, we do need to further decrease CO2 footprint of buildings and grids, by storing renewable energy and deploying it when the CO2 footprint of the grid is the worst one! To achieve this goal we are enhancing our Energy Management for Mutiple Application (EMMA), we are using 2nd life battery storage and we futher collaborate with Eaton Group.
We are proud to annoucne that Aurora’s Grid 3.0 sizing/diagnostic platform recieved the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label. You can now also find details about our solution here.
Great trip to the US at Energy Storage North America 2019 in San Diego. Aurora’s Grid main products recieved a very good feedback from one of the most dynamic energy storage market in the world !
We are proud to annoucne the release of the latest version of Aurora’s Grid 3.0.
Aurora’s Grid 3.0 is a battery emulating platform with two main purposes:
We are proud to annoucne that our Energy Management Software for Multiple Application EMMA 1.0 recieved the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label. You can now also find details about our solution here.
As energy storage is booming around the world, the Vaud-based startup born in 2016 with the goal of extending battery lifetime as a way to make energy transition sustainable is growing fast. Continue reading about us.
Aurora’s Grid recieved the "Prix Coup de Coeur du Jury" during the the PERL (Prix Entreprendre Lausanne Region) 2019 ceremony at the Théatre de Beaulieu Lausanne.
We are so proud of having been selected as one of the 5 laureates for the PERL 2019 (to see the laureates). The PERL rewards and brings to light innovatives companies from the region of Lausanne.
Aurora’s Grid, the start-up that increases the batterie lifetime.
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The whole Aurora’s grid team was at Düsseldorf to present the main products of the company.
A lot of interest shown in both the sizing and the energy management software from visitors. We’ll keep the hard work to help with the essential energetic transition.
Passionate people on our team
Dr. Dimitri Torregrossa is founder and CEO of Aurora’ s Grid since its creation in October 2016. Passionate about renewable energies and electrochemical storage devices he decided in 2016 to make a software for managing battery storage systems. He got a Phd in electrical engineering and a post-doctoral experience of 5 years at EPFL in ageing of Li-ions cells and Ultracapacitors. He has worked/collaborated, last 7 years, with several industrial partners such as Leclanché SA, Arts Energy, Nesscap, Maxwell, Romande Energie, Services Industriels de Lausanne.
Abbass holds a PhD in Information systems from University of Geneva and a Master in Communication systems from EPFL. He manages the development and continuous upgrade of Aurora's Grid EMS and related software products.
Stijn holds a Master in Mechanical Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology. He has experience with the integration of renewable energies in the build environment. He joined Aurora's Grid to further the development the energy management system.
Independent private equity executive, financial advisor and business coach with extensive experience in venture capital, M&A and early stage start-up companies.
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