Nomadic Power Boosts Mobile Power Growth Curve

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Interest in mobile power continues following news of €2 million ($2.25 million) in grant funding being given to German-based Nomadic Power for a mobile battery project.

Mobility seems to be the key word here. The grant comes from the European Commission for its “MobileBattery” project. This project involves a trailer-mounted battery pack that can be used as safe back-up power for a home when stationary, and boost EV range when attached to the owner’s vehicle.

Not necessarily the most attractive  device with which to tour the highways, this 85 kWh Nomad is capable of taking a small electric car up to 600 kilometers (373 miles). So much for appearance’s sake when it comes to this kind of extended functionality.

According to Dr. Manfred Baumgaertner, CEO of Nomadic Power, the company has developed a simple and efficient solution to extend the range of battery-powered electric vehicles. “We see a strong future in electricity-powered mobility and an increasing use of renewable energy, photovoltaic power in particular,” he said. “Our mobile batteries have great potential in these markets that recently got a significant shot in the arm by Tesla’s announcements.”

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The Nomadic Power trailer-mounted Li-ion pack is suited for vehicle and home

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This mobile battery system, referred to as a Mobile Energy System (MES) also features an intelligent component in its electronics software. This will be important when the battery system is used in homes with photovoltaic panels.

Referred to as the Nomad Energy Manager, this self-learning system for the home is said to be capable of predicting user behavior and energy production capabilities of the photovoltaic system, based on weather forecasts, when connected to the user’s home.

Interest in renewable and clean mobile power continues to expand significantly, whether for vehicles, tiny homes, cell phones, and other electric-powered devices.

Nomadic Power is based in Darmstadt, Germany, with a development center in Stuttgart and a marketing team in Palo Alto, California.

As reported by Green Car Congress, Nomadic Power states all system components are connected to the cloud. In this case, we’re talking about the Nomadic Power Secure Cloud Platform. This is a system of virtualized servers at distributed data centers, interconnected by SSL-Backbone-Encryption. The Nomad Network connects the Secure Cloud Platform to the peripheral components as the MES and NEM. The Nomad Network is operated as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) with a proprietary, secure APN.

Range extension, fast charging options and functions for intelligent energy management of PV systems are incorporated in Nomads—the mobile batteries from Nomadic Power. Nomad capacities range from 40 up to 85 kWh.

Photos via Nomadic Power

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