Nomadic Power receives €2M grant for “MobileBattery” project; trailer-mounted Li-ion pack for vehicle and home
Nomadic Power has received a €2-million (US$2.25-million) grant from the European Commission for their “MobileBattery” project—a trailer-mounted battery pack that can serve the function of intelligent and safe back-up power for a home when stationary, and boost EV range when attached to the owner’s vehicle. An 85 kWh Nomad is capable of taking a small electric car up to 600 kilometers (373 miles).
Nomadic Power has developed a simple and efficient solution to extend the range of battery-powered electric vehicles. We see a strong future in electricity-powered mobility and an increasing use of renewable energy, photovoltaic power in particular. Our mobile batteries have great potential in these markets that recently got a significant shot in the arm by Tesla’s announcements.— Dr. Manfred Baumgaertner, CEO of Nomadic Power
The key elements of Nomadic Power’s technology are the Nomad battery (MES, Mobile Energy System) and the intelligence of the control electronics and software system. The intelligent energy management system (NEM, Nomad Energy Manager) is self-learning, predicting user behavior and energy production capabilities of the photovoltaic system, based on weather forecasts, when connected to the user’s home.
All system components are connected to the Nomadic Power Secure Cloud Platform, a system of virtualized servers at distributed datacenters, interconnected by SSL-Backbone-Encryption. The Nomad Network connects the Secure Cloud Platform to the peripheral components as the MES and NEM. The Nomad Network is operated as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) with a proprietary, secure APN. Nomadic Power Secure Cloud not only connects the smart energy managers in the home and the Nomad, but also allows 4G/LTE access from the user and/or Nomadic Power’s service team for monitoring and control purposes.
Range extension, fast charging options and functions for intelligent energy management of PV systems are incorporated in Nomads—the mobile batteries from Nomadic Power. Nomad capacities range from 40 up to 85 kWh.
Nomadic Power is based in Darmstadt, Germany, with a development center in Stuttgart and a marketing team in Palo Alto, California.