BOSCo provides intelligence to small scale battery systems to minimise energy costs for homes and small commercial applications. BOSCo is a smart charge controller for battery electricity storage systems with/without renewables for several leading batteries and inverter types. Key features are: usage profile prediction, electricity price forecasting, renewables generation prediction and optimal battery life management.
The recent announcement of the TESLA Powerwall has revolutionised the energy storage industry due a new price of $350/kWh of storage. The Battery Optimisation System & Control (BOSCo) is a smart charge controller for battery energy storage systems with/without renewables. Battery storage systems fill the gap of matching load and demand as well as provide an opportunity to reduce peak demand charges. The proposed device will enable intelligent operation of battery storage systems as opposed to traditional basic charging and discharging. It is a standalone device equipped with intelligent software system which will target the Powerwall but it can work with any existing battery system coupled with or without renewable energy technologies. The Nimbus Centre is responsible for all stages of the technologies development; software, hardware & project management.
BOSCo is funded under the Enterprise Ireland commercialisation fund programme.