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Schneider Electric keeps the power flowing with new sustainable energy products

By Ken Wong - on 13 Jan 2021, 11:39am

Schneider Electric keeps the power flowing with new sustainable energy products

Installing a sensor for temperature monitoring. Image courtesy of Schneider Electric.

At CES 2021, Schneider Electric has announced an expansion of their Wiser smart home ecosystem. Schneider Electric Wiser is a smart home system app that makes home automation easier. It does this through the use of sensors and an app

For example, installing a sensor to control features like lighting and shutter control and using an app to open and close them during the day to better regulate the temperature within the home to use less electricity cooling it. Energy usage monitors in the app track home energy usage in real-time, for a more efficient home monitoring.

Detect any water leaks. Image courtesy of Schneider Electric.

Anchored around the Square D Energy Centre, Schneider Electric says the new products will provide homeowners monitoring capabilities and unprecedented insights into their energy consumption. The company says that homeowners should be able to control and lower their home’s energy consumption and electrical heating and cooling costs by up to 50%.

Manish Pant, Executive Vice President, Home and Distribution Division at Schneider Electric said:

Our homes are expected to become the single largest greenhouse gas emitters over the next decade. As consumers equip their homes with more connected devices, the ability to control and manage home energy consumption will be non-negotiable. A secure, interoperable power management system is key to ensuring consumers live sustainably even at home, by keeping energy cost and CO2 emissions to a minimum. Our new product empowers consumers to make better energy choices and to take active control over their energy needs.

 

2021 commitment to sustainability

What a motion sensor looks like. Image courtesy of Schneider Electric.

The products launched at CES 2021 combine with the Square D Energy Centre to:

  • Control home energy loads from grid-to-plug: All electrical energy from the home and grid now converges in a single panel for better manageability. All devices and appliances that use electricity are determined to be either critical or normal. If there is an outage, the system determines if appliances like the fridge are essential and thus able to draw on electricity.
  • Resiliency through different sources: If there is access to multiple sources of energy, the Square D Energy Centre becomes the control centre to manage and enable their convergence, scalability, and optimisation. With control from a single app, the power source can be changed to ensure resiliency and to reduce costs.
  • Charging without being over-charged: The Square D Energy Centre panel can monitor solar energy usage and match it against the costs of utility power so users know if they are actually saving money on solar power. For example, electric vehicles are high load and expensive to charge if you need to do so at peak time. The Square D Energy Centre panel can help to manage these costs by identifying the best time of day to charge your vehicle or switch to solar for charging to avoid higher energy rates.
  • Intuitive installation and usage: The Square D Energy Centre can be installed easily into existing properties and any existing management system.

 

Pricing and availability

Make sure all doors are closed for better temperature control. Image courtesy of Schneider Electric.

For more information on the different sensors available from Schneider Electric, and their prices, please check their official page on Lazada.