Sunverge Energy, a provider of intelligent energy storage systems for residences and small businesses, announced the Sunverge Infinity, an energy management platform that works with third-party energy storage systems.

The unit works with range of battery storage and inverter products from various vendors, enabling utilities, electric retailers, and solar companies to use Sunverge's cloud-based software platform to connect and manage those systems, aggregating them into a common virtual power plant.

The unit allows energy service providers, utilities, and energy retailers to offer their customers a variety of storage hardware options for their homes and small businesses.

The company says that its Sunverge Infinity streamlines virtual power plant (VPP) management for utilities dealing with increasing numbers of distributed energy resources on their grids. With it, grid operators can access a much larger pool of solar and storage assets as part of a VPP while providing the same performance and reliability when dispatching these resources.

"Electric utilities are increasingly investigating impacts on the grid resulting from the two-way flow of energy," says Brett Simon, GTM Research Analyst. "Software for DER management and aggregation is critical to ensuring both a resilient grid in the face of changing architecture, as well as enabling the most efficient utilization of these resources."

Limited releases of the Sunverge Infinity will be available in Australia early in 2017. The product will be commercially available and sold through a network of Sunverge sales partners and partner companies in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. The retail price will be calculated based on a customized package of system components which may include the photovoltaic system, battery inverter, energy management and third-party energy storage unit, plus the cost of installation.

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