At Elecyr we make 380 volt DC microgrids a reality.

It’s power distribution that's matched to solar, is always available, and wastes no power.

It’s networked to share your surplus energy and borrow power when you fall short.

The Grid is Broken.

The US Department of Energy agrees. The DOE wants all commercial buildings running on 380 volt DC by 2050. The 3.236 grid blackouts in the US in 2012 were an increase of 30% over 2008. When the grid fails, as it does much too often, people suffer and some people die

DC Microgrids save lives.

Natural disasters have skyrocketed over the past decade. When power is out food spoils, people die from exposure to the elements, and critical medical procedures are left undone. In military forward operating bases, where a generator can cost $1000 per gallon to operate and where thousands of lives have been lost delivering fuel, our DC microgrid cuts fuel use in half.

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What You’re Getting

DC microgrids made smart are Digital Microgrids.

A Digital Microgrid is your own electric utility, like the power lines lining the streets and feeding your home or business. It works with any power source – renewable solar, a generator, even the grid – letting you store power until you need it, all automatically. It’s hive-like in its resiliency. It repairs itself to bypass areas that are disrupted.

We developed the Digital Microgrid to save energy and reduce the soft costs of solar installations. We stole ideas and advanced communication theory from the way the internet is built to create a new kind or power network that’s fault tolerant, scaleable and surprising simple.

Solar power is DC microgrid ready.

Solar arrays produce 380 DC -- but today, when you put panels on your building, the power you’ve harvested is converted and pays an energy tax. It’s converted to AC (10% loss). It’s sent to the power company (more loss). It’s sent back to you when the sun’s not shining (another loss). It’s thrown away if the grid is down (total loss).

Off-grid doesn’t mean a wood stove in the wilderness any more. You can be off-grid in the middle of a city. Solar power is here and in some places rooftop power provides half of the electricity used by homes. Now with a Digital Microgrid you can be off-grid and you can still sell back extra power you produce or use the grid as your back up for the cold, dark days.

Solar power is clean and renewable. When you power with your own solar you become energy independent -- maybe even Zero Net Energy independent. That helps save the planet.

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Energy storage keeps you covered when the sun doesn’t shine.

Energy storage, once used just for a few minutes of battery backup, is now an important part of smoothing the flow of power for renewable power generation. A few years ago there were only lead-acid batteries. They’re ok for backup but don’t work well for daily deep discharge. In the past decade all sorts of new batteries have come to the forefront. The safest, most economical batteries for renewable energy storage are LFP batteries which are doubling in power density every decade. However, like all batteries in a large energy storage application, LFPs need continuous balancing, and that’s an Elecyr specialty.

DC microgrids save energy and the landscape.

Datacenters, users of 15% of all electricity produced, are converting to DC and saving a third of their electric bill just by leaving AC behind. Every time you convert back and forth to AC power, you lose. Inside computers it’s all DC. TVs run on DC. LED lighting runs on DC and energy efficient heating and cooling runs on DC. Just get rid of all those little black power converters converting from AC wall power and you save.

High voltage AC power transmission has other faults including radiation like a microwave. Don’t get too close. Those lines are up high over your head for a reason. Very high voltage AC can’t be buried underground or under the ocean. So if the grid were all DC, all those unsightly wires could be underground and out of sight.

Lower soft costs and increase profit.

Solar soft costs are now the largest component of a solar installation. Just look at the engineering complexity of the typical system and it’s pretty easy to see why. Going all DC from the panels to the batteries to the inverters makes it all simple and efficient. These are components that scale from the smallest home to a city-supporting solar power station. The installer needs only stock one kind of panel converter, one type of battery storage module, and one style of inverter. Like the internet, it’s the distributed architecture and smart software that make it possible. You end up with simplified inventory, scaleable architecture, fault tolerant design, and safe installation.

The Applications

Elecyr specializes in islanded 380 vdc renewable power generation.

It's not a solution for every power application. But if it fits your application, it can save you a third of the energy you consume. If you have an application such as cluster housing, many racks of servers in a data center, or multiple generators to aid after a natural disaster, a Digital Microgrid can save 90% or your power generation costs.

Here's what to look for in your application: (1) Each of your individual loads is less than about 50kW, (2) You want to stay running even when the grid is down, (3) You have solar or wind power in your system and (4) Your aggregate load in each microgrid island is at least comparable to a single family home.

If this sounds like your application continue reading and get an instant assessment with our system configurator.

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Bringing Off-grid Power to Remote Regions

Utilizing the same principles that govern the Internet, Digital Microgrids, when used in conjunction with any combination of renewable, fossil or grid power sources, create a fault tolerant, local power grid with no reliance on the existing grid infrastructure. This modular, adaptable microgrid can efficiently power hospitals, schools, an entire village - the opportunities are nearly limitless. Whether Digital Microgrids and Elecyr products are used in remote villages, far-flung research camps or arctic outposts, they provide smart, scalable power, tailored specifically to the needs of any situation.

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Zero Net Energy Commercial Buildings and Homes

Energy storage, once used just for a few minutes of battery backup, is now an important part of smoothing the flow of power for renewable power generation. The safest, most economical batteries for renewable energy storage are LFP batteries which are doubling in power density every decade. However, like all batteries in a large energy storage application, LFPs need continuous balancing, and that’s an Elecyr specialty.

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Forward Operating Base Camps - Military Microgrids

By decreasing or even eliminating dependence on inefficient generator systems powered by fossil fuels, Elecyr's Digital Microgrids and mobile solar solutions provide renewable, reliable energy anywhere, eliminating the difficulties of synchronization, hot-swap repair, fault tolerance, and natural expansion. Digital Microgrids make expansion as easy as plugging in a generator and starting it up. When security, safety and reliability are paramount, Digital Microgrids are the absolute best solution to deliver power to our men and women in uniform.

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Power Efficient 380VDC Datacenters

Energy storage, once used just for a few minutes of battery backup, is now an important part of smoothing the flow of power for renewable power generation. The safest, most economical batteries for renewable energy storage are LFP batteries which are doubling in power density every decade. However, like all batteries in a large energy storage application, LFPs need continuous balancing, and that’s an Elecyr specialty.

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Emergency Response Solar Generators

When disaster strikes, restoring power in an affected area is vital to the support of emergency services and recovery efforts. With the unpredictability of disasters, natural and otherwise, portable, reliable and scalable power solutions can make all the difference. Elecyr Digital Microgrids and solar generators provide an efficient "emergency grid" that can be dropped into any situation

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Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion

Electric propulsion of sail and power boats offers the same clean energy advantages as extended range electric cars. Until now there have been few solutions available to the boatbuilder. Elecyr Corporation closes this gap with standard components for assembling hybrid systems for boats ranging from 10-ton catamarans to 100-ton trawlers and schooners.

Here's how it works

We combine world class battery management with safe and efficient batteries. We hook these together in an intelligent, fault tolerant power network. That's the Digital Microgrid.

Our Digital Microgrid operates alone, providing power for a single home, building or emergency response trailer. Or it can be combined with any number of other Digital Microgrids to share power for greater efficiency and resiliency.

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We’re making a power play….

At Elecyr we make 380 volt DC power a reality. We’re masters of battery management and network software. We are combining all our knowledge to make a new kind of electric grid to replace the old-fashioned top-down system that’s been around for 150 years.

Get in touch!

So if DC microgrids save energy, are more resilient from outages, work well with renewable solar power, use safer transmission lines, improve profits, and even save the view, why aren’t we changing all our power to DC microgrids? At Elecyr we’re making a power play to make sure that the change happens. If you’re interested in helping to invent the future, join us.

Please use the form below to contact us. You can call us at (855) 955-6800 or email us at info@elecyr.com. We look forward to working with you and will get back to you as soon as possible.