Solar panels, electric vehicles and battery storage at our homes and businesses are transforming the electrical grid into a bi-directional energy network which works a lot like the internet. This network promises a new era of cleaner energy, a more efficient grid and greater resilience against severe storms and cyber-attacks. However, the inverters used to move energy in-between these resources and the grid lack the power-throughput and functionality to deliver all of their potential benefits.
REH-FLEX™ is the answer.
Up to 5 times more powerful than a typical inverter, REH-FLEX’s power is matched to the size of the wires coming into your home or business. This allows REH-FLEX to:
Modular, GaN-Based Inverter Architecture
Thanks to REH-FLEX, more power comes in a much smaller package. This was only possible via ground-breaking power engineering that led to the development of a next-generation Gallium-Nitride (GaN) inverter building-block. REH-FLEX utilizes these modular GaN building blocks to achieve unparalleled energy density and efficiency. Benefitting from the modularity of its architecture, a single REH-FLEX can be configured for either 50kW (single-phase) or 75kW (three-phase) applications. Multiple REH-FLEXs can be used in parallel to support applications up to 0.5MWs.
Macrogrid & Microgrid Optimized™
REH-FLEX’s patent-pending energy router maximizes the power it can deliver to the macrogrid allowing generators and battery storage to be dispatched as a merchant power plant through a wholesale meter while keeping air-gap isolation from the load and retail customer meter.
During a grid failure, the energy router utilizes proprietary switching technology to redirect the generator and storage assets to power the entire building as a microgrid. Sophisticated monitoring and telemetry ensure there is no commingling of electrons between the wholesale or retail side of the system.
REH-FLEX is the only platform in the industry able to maximize power delivery to both the macrogrid and a microgrid.
As part of the system, REH-FLEX is enabled with machine-learning capabilities via a cloud-based Complex Event Processor (CEP) called DE-MAP™. DE-MAP is “big data" and “fast data” ready, combining data from multiple sources to quickly infer events, identify complicated circumstances and exploit economic opportunities. Features include:
REH-FLEX has an intuitive and expandable user interface. Because it is powered by DE-MAP, it is an ideal solution for utilities seeking comprehensive Digital Client Engagement to provide improved billing and customer affinity programs. DE-MAP also enables REH-FLEX’s UI to be incorporated into complementary building automation and smart home platforms.