Mainz / Munich, October 5, 2021
Bidirectional charging for climate neutrality: Startup LADE presents comprehensive solution for transformation of transport and energy sectors
Scalable system for operation and use of charging infrastructure – Efficient real-time load management – Company present at trade fair Power2Drive
Startup LADE will present its comprehensive BEV charging solution for the first time from October 6 to 8, 2021 at e-mobility trade fair Power2Drive in Munich. The scalable, sustainable and comprehensive system combines electronics, smart IT, cloud software and mobile apps; it covers all aspects of charging infrastructure, from installation to commercial operation and use.
With the Mainz-based company’s solution, charging infrastructure for e-cars can be installed faster and operated more cost-efficiently than with other systems available on the market. The goal is to ensure large-scale coverage as quickly as possible. In order to fully make use of the strengths of e-mobility regarding climate protection, the system was designed for efficient sector coupling with renewable energy sources from the outset. Ease of use and intuitive operation were also key criteria in the development.
Highly efficient load balancing for grid-serving operations
One of the key technologies is the LADE Zero-Gap load balancing system (patent-pending). According to the individual needs of operators and users, the system will optimise the charging power of charging points dynamically, phase-individually and in near real-time. Compared to other load balancing systems, this also applies to comprehensive charging parks with several hundred charging points.
Zero-Gap makes the LADE system scalable at the hardware level, offering significant cost advantages during installation. At the same time, the available energy is utilised particularly efficiently. If additional dynamics are added by renewable energy sources, the system plays to its strengths: Thanks to precise and fast control, LADE technology reduces the gap between the currently available power and the charging current used to a minimum (“Zero-Gap”).
Grid-supporting as well as bidirectional charging for effective climate protection
This technology alone makes the LADE system particularly grid-supporting, in that charging infrastructure can be used to stabilise power grids. Bidirectional charging further increases this potential. LADE supports the ISO 15118 standard including Plug&Charge from the very beginning. Should future standards for bidirectional charging require a change to the hardware, retrofitting the modularly designed LADE points is simple and inexpensive.
“E-mobility is not only key for the transformation of traffic, but also for CO2-free power generation,” says founder and CEO Dennis Schulmeyer, explaining the vision behind the business idea. “If we want to cover our electricity largely with renewable sources by 2030, we need to lay the foundation today. BEV are the ideal and most economical means to do this. Together, they form a huge, distributed buffer store that needs to be developed intelligently. Our charging solution has been designed with this in mind from the outset. It makes charging efficient and convenient today and helps us decarbonise power generation tomorrow.”
At the Munich exhibition center, LADE will be present in Hall B5 (booth number 280D), where the system will be demonstrated using a design prototype. A proof-of-concept will be presented in the fall. Interested parties can register for the event at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download: 05.11.2021 Startup LADE presents system solution for the transport and energy transition (German PDF)