Simple tips on how you can use remote monitoring to prevent early battery failures
Batteries do not like high temperatures. In fact, as a rule of thumb, every 10°C increase of temperature reduces the battery lifetime by a factor of 2. It is best practice to make sure your battery temperature does not exceed 30°C.
Lithium-ion: Lithium-ion batteries do not like to be at 100% SoC. A fully charged battery ages much faster than a battery at 50% SoC. Furthermore, Lithium-ion batteries like to be cycled closely around 50% SoC (e.g. between 40% and 60%). …
To unlock the true value of digitization in energy, we need to rethink our approach to data exchange
When starting AMMP three years ago, both the gap — and the opportunity — seemed clear. Despite a great deal of digitization in the world of (renewable) energy, most of the actual data lived in siloes — with few ways to easily access it, or get business value out of it. We wanted to work towards a future where the open exchange would allow a much greater level of value creation.
Indeed, over the past years we’ve seen a…
It’s hard to miss the increasingly frequent and ferocious cyber-attacks on our infrastructure. To save me compiling yet another run-down recent of events, here’s the opening of a recent CNN piece on the topic:
[…] Ransomware is not new. But there is a growing trend of hackers targeting critical infrastructure and physical business operations, which makes the attacks more lucrative for bad actors and more devastating for victims.”
The CNN article goes on:
Monitoring and the Internet-of-Things (IoT) are cornerstones of any successful energy service company of the 21st century. Utilizing these technologies has the potential to significantly reduce operational costs, to enable new business models and to attract investors (more on this soon!).
There are currently 3 ways in which energy service companies implement monitoring:
• Using existing vendor portals
• Building a software solution in-house
• Looking for a 3rd party solution
The former two options have their own set of pros and cons. Existing vendor portals are relatively low cost but present a challenge when an operator…