Lyv hardware for a smart energy system

A total solution for an easy start

Smart use of energy is of great importance. Lyv offers a complete solution for this: the best software, supplemented with hardware such as smart meters, switches and SME batteries. Lyv supplies a complete package so you can easily start your own smart energy system.

Lyv does not yet deliver direct to individuals, or delivery through community partners.

At Lyv, we leave nothing to chance. That is why we have set up our own test room for testing our battery systems. This way we always know how they react and perform when controlled externally. This also helps us further optimize our software for different environments.

 

An overview of our hardware solutions:

Home batteries

Families can use a home battery to store power produced by their solar panels. With the phasing out of the netting scheme, it will become important to use as much electricity as possible produced by your own solar panels. A home battery is an essential means for this: the direct consumption of electricity from solar panels is only 10 to 30%. With a home battery, this can be increased to approximately 80%.

But a home battery can also come in handy for peak shaving or the supply of emergency power. The battery is used during peak demand and is charged at a time when there is a low power demand (e.g. at night) or when there is excess solar power. The Lyv home batteries are the latest generation of batteries and equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

 

Advantages:

  • The batteries are prepared for future developments, such as remote control with an energy management system at dynamic electricity rates, Virtual Power Plants or support for network services.
  • No additional hardware is required for the expansion of functions, such as peak shaving or emergency power.
  • The battery can be charged up to 10,000 times, for an extra-long life.
  • The Lyv home batteries are available in both 1-phase and 3-phase versions. With a 3-phase version, the system is discharged phase-independently, which benefits the balance ofon the power network.
  • Because our batteries are hybrid, the solar panels are connected directly to the battery inverter. This saves an extra inverter for solar panels, so that less space is needed.
  • Our batteries are LFP batteries. LFP batteries are known for their safety and robustness. So, no worries about the safety of your battery.
  • The home batteries are modular. Because they have no complicated wiring, they are very easy to connect.

Gateway

A gateway connects devices in your business environment with the smart software in the cloud; the Lyv Energy Management System (EMS). The gateway translates and encrypts the signals from the devices and communicates them to the Lyv EMS. Conversely, signals from the Lyv EMS are also sent to the devices via the gateway.

 

Practical points

  • The Lyv gateway demands a wired internet connection.
  • At least one main meter must be connected to the gateway.
  • Devices can be connected to the gateway wired or wirelessly via the Zigbee protocol

Digital meters and switches

Digital meters and switches are necessary to gain insight into the energy flows in your system - and to react to them when necessary. Lyv offers a wide range of meters and switches, depending on the number of phases and power you use, to offer you the best solution for your specific environment. 

Want to know more about these solutions?

Please contact us for an appointment.