“We’re trying to improve the industry as a whole.” That’s the focus according to Delta Electronics country manager Tom Hew. “It’s about creating a better tomorrow.” For the company he heads up locally, that’s included a host of technology in 2023.
Not one to shy away from change, Delta Electronics has embraced the electric vehicle space, unveiling DeltaGrid, an EV management platform that offers off-grid power solutions, and a new 50kW DC Wallbox.
The latter boasts a compact and efficient design that offers high flexibility for various charging sites, and includes two ports. It is suitable for existing parking sites in commercial and office buildings, roadside and EV fleet stations.
The company’s other solution, DeltaGrid, is a cloud-based system that can be quickly set up without complicated settings, helping charging station operators to effectively manage and maximise the utilisation rate of chargers.
It can also be integrated with energy storage and solar energy systems for power regulation, to optimize charging services, operating, and energy efficiency and continues it’s focus on public infrastructure.
“We are one of the unique companies that have a turnkey solution,” Hew told Exhaust Notes Australia. “That’s where we’ll have the most impact.”
Hew said that with increasing use of large capacity 350kW DC fast chargers, every space, from mining to public transport is set to embrace EV solutions, as the world pushes towards net zero targets.
Australia is one of the few countries in the world with the potential to lead the way in renewable energy, a fact not lost on Delta Electronics or its country manager. “We have a lot of land and [relatively] not a lot of people, compared to other nations.”
That’s an enviable position to be in, Hew said, because Australians can capitalise on that fact, by being able to feed power back to the grid, either via solar or from electric vehicles with two-way power offerings (cars that give back to the grid once fully charged).
“It’s beneficial to the economy,” he said, adding that as the technology changes, with things like solid state batteries on their way, electric vehicles will become safer and cheaper to operate, as well as offering significantly longer range.
Delta Electronics has delivered more than two million EV chargers worldwide, and also offers a range of industrial solutions that includes a power conditioning system. The platform utilises bi-directional energy storage inverters.
These can be used for grid-tied, off-grid, commercial, and industrial applications, including power backup, peak shaving, load shifting, photovoltaic (PV) self-consumption, and PV smoothing.
The systems are scalable and can be easily integrated with mainstream branded battery systems. Delta was one of the first companies in the world to certify its PCS range to Australian standards.