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Yorkshire company partners with Forbes’ China top 50 business to bring off-grid energy to UK

Yorkshire-based off-grid solar power company, Xerogrid has partnered with one of the world’s fastest-growing energy storage system providers, a Forbes China top 50 innovative business, with help from Energy Management and Industrial IoT company, Hark.

Leeds-based Xerogrid has been named UK technical partner for China-based Pylontech’s UK market, ‘Powercube’ battery systems to provide UK customers with commercial scale energy storage on and off-grid.

Established in 2009 by seasoned entrepreneur Ian Emberton, Xerogrid boasts 14 years’ experience in the renewable energy sector. Xerogrid supplies off-grid power solutions to commercial and domestic customers across the UK, Spain and Africa.

Xerogrid and Hark, both graduates from the world’s biggest business accelerator programme, Entrepreneurial Spark, met in 2016 and recently collaborated to deploy Hark’s, vendor agnostic cloud-based energy and IoT platform to Pylontech’s Powercube batteries. The technology allows Xerogrid to provide a comprehensive solution for business owners and energy managers to store and control commercial-scale electricity providing full monitoring and control of the systems.

Pylontech was founded in 2009 as a dedicated battery energy storage system (BESS) provider by consolidating its expertise in electrochemistry, power electronics and system integration to deliver reliable energy storage solutions globally. Named among Forbes’ China’s 50 most innovative companies last year, it has become a leading provider of energy storage systems worldwide.

Pylontech’s Powercube is a powerful grid-interactive renewable energy storage solution with intelligent system control.

Xerogrid now plans to accelerate its support for businesses offering a cost-saving alternative to high electricity costs or connections, saving energy-intensive businesses costs from grid-based electricity bills.

Industries it is supporting include farming and agriculture, leisure and travel and manufacturing.

Commenting on the partnership, Ian Emberton, founder and managing director of Xerogrid said:

“We’re so excited to be working with one of the fastest-growing global companies in the sector.

“Pylontech has provided our preferred batteries for our off-grid solutions for the previous five years. So to have begun this new journey in partnership with Pylontech and their impressive Powercube will help us to support further energy-intensive businesses to give more power to the people, cut energy costs and support environmental credentials.

“With the UK’s electricity grid situation becoming more complex with expensive connections and complex restrictions, we needed a vendor agnostic UK-specific solution and Hark has delivered just that.

“Jordan and his team at Hark have created incredible technology which allows us to monitor and control the whole site’s electricity systems remotely, including solar and wind back generators with the Powercube.”

Lily Cao, key account manager of Pylontech commented:

“We are very happy to collaborate with Xerogrid. Ian and his team clearly have ambitious plans to be the leading provider of containerised commercial battery solutions using Powercube across the UK and the integration of Hark’s system is particularly impressive. We’re honoured to contribute to a sustainable future by providing reliable battery storage solutions.”

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-Ends- Notes to the editor Accompanying image is of Barry Qi of Pylontech, Ian Emberton of Xerogrid and Lily Cao of Pylontech: Issued on behalf of Xerogrid by MacComms. For more information, contact Ellie MacDonald on [email protected] / 07868619552. About Xerogrid Established by Ian Emberton in 2009, Xerogrid is a world-class provider of renewable energy solutions. Working with a range of reputable manufacturers, the firm distributes and installs leading-edge solar panels, wind turbines and related accessories to customers worldwide. Having recognised a global demand for renewable energy solutions, former motorcycle mechanic, Ian Emberton, began providing clients with a much more affordable and reliable source of energy than traditional power suppliers. Using solar, wind and gravity to store electricity in batteries, which is inverted to AC power and backed up by auto-start generators, Xerogrid allows their customers to take an ‘off-grid’ approach to energy consumption, becoming more independent, eco-friendly and reducing their carbon footprint. Currently run from offices based in Leeds, the business employs a growing team, with plans to devote a team specifically to the Pylontech Powercube product. For more information: visit About Pylontech Founded in 2019, Pylontech is a dedicated battery energy storage system (BESS) provider by consolidating its expertise in electrochemistry, power electronics and system integration to deliver reliable energy storage solutions globally. With continuous and rapid growth, it has become a leading provider of energy storage system worldwide. Pylontech is one of the few companies in the industry with independent and strong R&D and manufacturing capabilities for core components used in energy storage including battery cells, modules, and battery management systems. Since its first delivery of BESS in 2013, Pylontech has delivered over one million BESS globally. About Hark Hark is an award-winning Energy Management and Industrial IoT company based in Leeds, UK. Founded in 2016, Hark’s technology enables enterprises to improve efficiency, reduce waste and maximise yield by connecting to, providing visibility of, and automatically controlling assets such as energy meters, building management systems, energy storage systems and industrial systems, regardless of manufacturer. Hark’s cloud and edge technology securely streams data from entire estates at an asset-specific level and analyses that data in real time, providing actionable information for Energy Managers and Asset Operators. The Hark Platform’s intuitive user interface, asset connectivity technology, automations and custom dashboards enable rapid solution deployment for Energy Management, Asset Health Management, and Industrial Maintenance. Find out more:

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