Schneider opens pre-orders for Schneider Home

  • September 19, 2023
  • William Payne

Schneider Electric has begun taking orders for Schneider Home, an integrated home energy management solution to boost home energy efficiency. Schneider Home is designed to provide energy independence by automating energy production, storage, measurement and control from a single app. 

Schneider Home is designed to be comprehensive, comprising a smart electrical panel, a home battery for clean energy storage, a high-power solar inverter, an electric vehicle (EV) charger and connected electric sockets and light switches connected to orchestrate home energy. While existing solutions might require separate apps and disjointed hardware, Schneider Home eliminates that complexity, providing homeowners the ability to easily monitor energy consumption by individual appliance, decide where to prioritise power during an outage to extend available back up power and avoid expensive electrical service upgrades when purchasing an EV.

Schneider Electric has also announced that EcoStruxure Microgrid Flex and the EcoXpert Microgrid Badge certification programme are now available. EcoStruxure Microgrid Flex standardises microgrid development to reduce project timelines. It fuses microgrid controls, electrical distribution, software, and Schneider Electric’s all-in-one Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to simplify traditional microgrid configuration for faster and simpler implementation. Partners gain access to a new microgrid design approach, EcoStruxure Microgrid Build, a web-based tool that helps to configure, programme, and deploy microgrid control algorithms.

The EcoXpert Microgrid Badge programme is set up to deliver needed certification, training, and a mutually beneficial partnership programme to enable participants to succeed in the growth of microgrid adoption. EcoXpert Microgrid Badge certification highlights partners’ competence in designing and implementing microgrid solutions. Partners can become system integrators adept at helping organisations manage loads and distributed energy resources, yielding more sustainable and resilient energy systems. 

“Grupo Bimbo and Bimbo Bakeries USA are committed to Net Zero Carbon by 2050,” said Chris Wolfe, Bimbo Bakeries USA’s Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability. “These on site microgrids represent a key component to our diversified strategy.”

“As the need for resilience and decarbonisation becomes ever more urgent, it’s imperative that the growing range of energy users–organisations, businesses, utilities and consumers–contribute to a shared grid,” said Annette Clayton, CEO, North America, Schneider Electric. “This trend will require innovative technology to accelerate the electrification of homes, buildings and transport, EV charging infrastructure and microgrids.” Clayton concluded, “Empowering everyone from homeowners to commercial and industrial customers with more visibility and decision making over their energy consumption is critical as this collection of energy conscious prosumers will make up the new energy landscape.”