Moduly is designed for all types of housing, including apartments, condos, houses, buildings, and offices. Additionally, public electricity suppliers can use Moduly to optimize energy efficiency.
By placing the Moduly device in a strategic area of your environment, the application will provide recommendations based on your habits to optimize energy savings. Additionally, the Moduly ecosystem integrates with different IoT devices to further optimize their energy consumption.
A kilowatt-hour (kWh) and a kilowatt (kW) may sound like the same thing, but they’re not. In simple terms a kilowatt (kW) is simply a measure of how much power an electric appliance consumes and a kilowatt-hour (kWh) measures the energy an appliance uses in kilowatts per hour.
The concept behind-the-meter comes down to an energy system’s position in relation to your electric meter. This system can provide energy directly to your home or business without going through an electric meter and interacting with the electric grid. In Moduly case, the Homekit energy storage is connected to the distribution system on the customer’s side of the utility’s service meter, in other words it is installed on customer premises.
Peak demand is the time when consumer demand for electricity is at its highest; this can be by day, season or year. Peak periods tend to be in the morning during winter months (when lots of heating is occurring) and in the afternoon during summer months (lots of cooling).
During high demand periods power utilities tend to use peaking power plants, also known as peaker plants to provide the high demand. They supply power only occasionally, however supplied commands are much higher price per kilowatt hour than base load power.
Taking this into account Moduly will adjust the operation mode of different IoT devices such as; smart thermostat, electric vehicle charge, etc., to reduce their consumption during the high rate period. Users with a Homekit will benefit from an energy consumption reduction during that period since part of their consumption will be provided by the stored energy in the system during a low rate period.
The monetary savings will be dependent on the number of devices the user add to the Moduly ecosystem, the tariff plan the user have with their power utility, the temperature range setup, the desired level of charge of the EV, the weather conditions and the individual energy consumption habits.
But a good rule of thumb is that a saving of 12% can be reach by integrating an smart thermostat with a range of ±°3 and a 5kWh Homekit unit with a minimum SOC of 20%.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, in 2020 most of the nation's electricity was generated by natural gas, nuclear energy, and coal, and just 20% was produced from renewable sources such as wind, hydropower, solar power, biomass, wind, and geothermal.
During high demand periods the power utilities tend to use most of their power plants to meet the requested power, otherwise this will generate a power failure/outage. That means there is a mix of of fuels and energy sources used at that moment, which can be optimize to reduce their footprint. Moduly will operate as a Virtual Power Plant for utilities to help them reduce the provided power with high pollutant plants and leverage cleaner energy supply resources.
3 AC outlets.
AC 110V ± 10% RMS 60 ± 1Hz (Pure sine wave).
~16A @120VAC (2000W) and peak power of 4000W.
The Nødz has an intelligent system that protect the user and the system from the next conditions: Low voltage, Over voltage, Overload, Over temperature, Short circuit, Input reverse polarity.
No, the control module needs to be stacked with at least one energy storage module all the time to operate.
The module control is equipped with a Wi-Fi chip that allows the system to communicate to the cloud and store the history information in our secure servers.
The Moduly system is compatible with the most popular brands such as Google Nest and Ecobee.
The batteries modules uses fans to cool down the internal temperature of the system. So you could hear a fan sound from time to time when the system is heating up. The noise level of the installed fans is around 50dB.
Simply plug the Moduly Nødz device into the wall outlet and follow the step-by-step setup on the Moduly app.
Yes, you can use Moduly only as a backup energy storage. However, by using Moduly only as backup storage, you will lose all the benefits of peak energy savings and cost reduction.
You can stack up to 5 Moduly batteries of 2500Wh per Moduly Nødz, giving you a total energy storage unit of 12.5kWh.
Easy. You'll be able to centralize all energy activity via Moduly by connecting and monitoring your smart devices such as: thermostats, electric vehicle charger, solar panel modules and much more.
In doing so, Moduly will integrate and automate your energy consumption and activities. In the end, this allows you to save time and reduce your consumption efficiently.
Yes, Moduly App communicates with different IoT API to control their settings in a more energy effient way. As part of our mission, Moduly designs their products to operate independently and adaptable for different user needs.
It is not mandatory to have a solar panel to use Moduly. If you already have a solar system, adding Moduly gives you access to a host of additional features that will increase your usage benefits. Moduly HomeKit is designed to work with any conventional grid or grid-compatible source, including local sources such as solar, wind or generators.
Based on the user habits and weather forecast Moduly’s artificial intelligence will manage its production and storage to make the most of it.
In case of a power outage, the storage units will provide emergency power to the connected appliances in the Moduly control unit. For those who have the adapter, they will have the option to backup specific rooms (circuits).
Moduly HomeKit offers more functions than an UPS, it push back energy to the AC outlet to reduce the energy consumption of your house during the peak hours. On top of that the AC plugs of the Homekit operate as a smart plug, allowing you to turn devices on and off at different times and control them from anywhere using your connected mobile device.
It uses the lithium iron phosphate battery (LiFePO4 battery) or LFP battery (lithium ferrophosphate), which is a type of lithium-ion battery.
In average the LiFePO4 (LFP) battery that we use have a 5% self discharge per month and after 4-5 years this might increase to 10-30%. So, approximately it will take around 1 year to drain completely a battery. But it is recommended that for long storage time the battery level should be keep between 25-75%.
Home batteries vary in size significantly, from 2.5 kWh up to 12.5 kWh. As an illustration, without an additional charging, a typical 7.5kWh home battery could:
- Charge your iPhone 576 times;
- Run a central AC (10,000 BTU) for 5 hours;
- Keep an LCD TV on for 37.5 hours;
- Keep on a lamp for more than 800 hours;
- Cook 15 loads of food in a Air fryer;
- Run a space heater for around 5 hours;
- Boil water 53 times with an electric kettle;
- Keep your fridge on for 37 hours;
- Keep running a PS5 for more than 100 hours;
- Run 5 loads of dishwasher;
- Run 22 loads of laundry (without drying)