Stäubli Electrical Connectors, the specialist in advanced contact technology and the rewarded start-up company Power-Blox signed a strategic cooperation and will corporately offer efficient solutions in the field of energy storage and off-the-grid systems.
With over 20 years of experience in the photovoltaic industry and more than 1 billion installed PV connector components, Stäubli Electrical Connectors sets more than 150 GW or 50% of the worldwide PV capacity. With the new technology called “Swarm Power”, created by the Swiss start-up company Power-Blox and its intelligent energy cubes, an off-the-grid energy supply can be produced without any technical know-how or configuration.
Power-Blox is the first modular solar energy system, which serves alternating current up to the megawatt range based on swarm technology. This revolutionary concept also enables a completely mobile supply and functions as a portable outlet.
“Swarm Power” imitates complex systems by their nature to create fully autonomous and intelligent power grids all over the world. Anyone can create an independent, decentralized power supply grid without additional technical know-how. The “plug and play” solution consists of stand-alone energy cubes with an integrated battery, which can be expanded as desired, thus enabling a scalable power supply. Each cube can supply electricity which is independent of the grid and is supplied by external sources such as solar systems or wind energy. Typical applications include the supply of mobile or temporary installations for aid organizations, rural electrification in remote areas, military installations or as a reserve battery for bridging in power in the event of power outages in unstable public networks.