naak and Pika Energy Bringing “Internet of Energy” to US Market

September 25, 2018 by Paul Shepard

naak inc., an energy cloud network and marketplace, has today announced its first U.S. battery integration with solar equipment manufacturer Pika Energy. naak and Pika customers will be the first to benefit from advanced behind the meter energy control capabilities such as load-shedding, system aggregation and custom time-of-use profiles.

naak's cloud network and Pika's Energy Island™ solar-plus-storage system communicate via the carbonTRACK Smart Hub, an intelligent energy management device for residential and commercial customers.

With Pika and carbonTRACK providing the hardware and software, energy assets connected to naak's energy cloud services platform can participate in the new internet of energy where homes and businesses can control how they produce, store, consume and transact their energy.

Pika Energy Island owners can now take part in Virtual Power Plant (VPP) programs, where available, and homes and businesses integrated with naak's reliable behind the meter load control functions offer more value to current smart thermostat Demand Response (DR) initiatives.

"naak's integration with the Pika Energy Island is an important step toward connecting and empowering energy consumers, solar service providers and utilities to accelerate the adoption of a decentralized, bidirectional and customer-centric utility grid: an internet of energy" said Adam Boucher, CEO of naak.

Pika's plug-and-play home energy storage platform, the Pika Energy Island, features the powerful Harbor™ smart battery, powered by Panasonic Li-ion technology, and the Pika Islanding Inverter a hybrid inverter that connects solar and storage to homes and the grid. Via naak, any Pika Energy Island system owner can access the advanced energy management capabilities and cloud services offered exclusively through naak in North America.

"In parallel to the clean energy revolution, there is a revolution happening in home automation and control. By partnering with naak, Pika Energy is giving our customers a way to participate in the growth of the internet of energy," said Kristen Helsel, VP of Sales and Marketing at Pika Energy. "Pika Energy Island owners who choose to add naak to their system will be able to get even more insight and control from their system than is offered out of the box."

The naak energy cloud network is powered by carbonTRACK, an award-winning Australian clean tech firm. carbonTRACK's technology is exclusively available in North America through naak.