On July 2, Samsung Electronics and Q CELLS introduced a brand new strategic partnership that may see the 2 corporations mix their technological experience to offer “zero vitality residence” options.
A zero vitality house is one which turns into vitality self-sufficient by solely using vitality that’s drawn from the house itself. This self-sufficiency is achieved by each producing vitality by way of renewables like photo voltaic, and lowering vitality consumption by way of utilization of extra environment friendly units.
Underneath this new partnership, the 2 corporations will work in the direction of establishing new options through which Samsung’s SmartThings Vitality service is linked to Q CELLS’ photo voltaic modules and vitality storage methods (ESS). This answer would permit householders to supply and retailer their very own vitality, then harness the SmartThings IoT platform to observe and robotically optimize vitality consumption of their residence home equipment and warmth pumps (EHS, Eco Heating System).
As an illustration, the answer might robotically swap residence home equipment which might be linked to the platform to energy-saving mode at evening or on cloudy days, when photo voltaic vitality seize ranges are low.
Talking in regards to the new partnership, Jaeseung Lee, president and head of Samsung Electronics’ Digital Home equipment Enterprise, stated, “We stay up for our collaboration with Q CELLS increasing our presence and strengthening the Samsung model in international markets. We anticipate nice synergy between Samsung’s good residence home equipment and SmartThings platform, and Q CELLS’ photo voltaic vitality and storage options.”
Q CELLS CEO Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim added that, “We anticipate the partnership between these two Korean corporations to offer our international buyer base with much more aggressive vitality options. We’re hopeful that synergizing with Samsung Electronics will assist strengthen our main place within the international residential vitality market.”