Constant improvement is part of the Fronius philosophy. “We work on enhancing our products and solutions every day of the week. The Fronius Wattpilot is the most recent example. The latest software features bring a host of benefits, both for the installer and for the PV system owner,” explains Martin Hackl, Global Director Marketing & Sales Business Unit Solar Energy, Fronius International GmbH. Value creation also plays a major role in this: in keeping with the Fronius sustainability strategy, components from Europe are used to avoid long transport routes.
New features for the Fronius Wattpilot
One new feature is the OCPP (Open Charge Point Protocol) – a standardized interface for the management of charging stations. It enables charging reports to be created and load management to take place.
also good news for those who like to keep an eye on what's happening with all
their energy flows: the Wattpilot is now shown in Fronius Solar.web. This gives
users a uniform visualization and the option to troubleshoot directly in the
free monitoring tool. In addition, the Wattpilot has been given a new look,
with the modern housing providing a higher IP rating of IP55. What’s more, the
WLAN range has been improved, increasing flexibility at the installation site.
All these enhancements are not only available for the existing versions, but also for two additional models: the Wattpilot Home 22 J and the Wattpilot Go J 22 AUS (for Australia).
The Dynamic Load Balancing feature will also become available for all Wattpilot charging stations at the end of the year.* Electric vehicles are usually charged at high power, which means that, if several vehicles are connected at the same time, the maximum connected load of the household will often be exceeded. Dynamic Load Balancing ensures the power is optimally distributed, resulting in reliable charging without the need to invest in a large and expensive connection infrastructure. Up to three electric vehicles can be charged simultaneously in an energy-optimized manner using Dynamic Load Balancing. The energy required is dynamically distributed and controlled among the vehicles being charged. The Wattpilot can already detect when the household connected load is exceeded and reacts to this by giving priority to the loads in the house (heat pump, Ohmpilot, cooker, etc.).
Dream team: PV and e-mobility
E-mobility only really makes sense in combination with a photovoltaic system, since the cheapest way to charge electric vehicles is using self-generated photovoltaic power. Plus, the green electricity significantly improves the life cycle analysis.
* This feature will be available at the end of 2022 via a software update.