Schneider Electric has partnered with Ryse Energy to design and implement a new standardised control system using proprietary intellectual property (IP) for small wind turbines, providing the ideal innovative solution to connect energy users to the grid.
Ryse Energy is an innovative and fast-growing primary manufacturer of small wind technology with manufacturing capabilities in the UK, Spain, and India and has one of the most diverse and advanced technology portfolios across the renewable energy industry. It offers wind and solar as standalone technologies, either grid-connected or off-grid with energy storage and creates bespoke and reliable hybrid renewable solutions to help decarbonise a variety of sectors, including community power for rural electrification.
Through its R&D partnership with Schneider Electric, Ryse Energy has been able to leverage cutting-edge hardware, software, and expert insights to design a new, proprietary, standardised control system for its 11kW small wind turbine, encompassing all panel components such as sensors, limit switches and capacitor banks for improved power quality.
The turbine is typically used in the agricultural sector and light industrial settings or to power residential communities, helping to deliver greener, more affordable and more secure energy from a decentralised and renewable source. By integrating Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Machine Expert within the control panels - one of the market's most modern and powerful tool-based software platforms – energy users benefit from more active management of their energy use, including the ability to store any surplus energy generated for future use, or even to sell onto the grid.
Ryse has already deployed more than 4,000 small-scale wind turbines across all seven continents and is currently working with Schneider to connect 25 new wind turbines in agricultural settings across the UK & Ireland using the new standardised control system.