Encycle Energy Management Solution
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Swarm Logic ® controllers optimize electricity usage
Swarm Logic® controllers establish a mesh wireless network. The devices communicate among themselves autonomously. Using their algorithm, the devices spread out energy demand between devices. The result is known as peak demand shaving. Many utilities calculate billing rates based on a combination of maximum consumption and peak demand usage. By reducing peak demand usage and smoothing out demand, substantial energy savings can be realized.
Encycle's solution falls under the umbrella of Smart Grid technologies, which are relatively new. Other microcontrollers are more concerned with preset configurations of lighting and temperature than with the cyclical demand of these devices.
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