The platform aims to weave a range of smart capabilities into the environment in a visually pleasing way for citizens
Totem Power is launching a new platform for smart cities that brings together solar energy and energy storage, wi-fi and 4G communications, electric vehicle charging and smart lighting into a single product.
Brian Lakamp, CEO and founder of Totem Power, explained that Totem believes that design can fundamentally change the world. “We’re on a mission to realise the full potential of energy’s transformation by providing communities and corporations with intelligent, experiential and engaging structures,” he said.
He added: “Something that delivers powerful functionality and tells an easily understood story about clean energy and the next generation of critical services. We are building technology for the cities of tomorrow."
The company aims to provide the foundation for reshaping smart utility in an integrated, visually pleasing product designed for the living spaces of communities, instead of relegating it to only rooftops and garages. The first Totem model is slated for release in summer 2017.
Distributed renewable energy generation and storage are essential elements for bringing clean cities to reality and, with its scalable model, Totem claims the grid will be able “to shatter the limits” for solar and wind that the current network imposes. The product is designed for placement in city streets, schools, corporate campuses and retail settings.
Advanced communications provide a hub for wi-fi and 4G cellular services that support increasingly connected lifestyles. Moreover, Totem is designed with an eye toward the future of energy networks enabled by connectivity. By unifying energy and communications, Totem is positioned to be an integral component of smart cities and the emerging, dynamic energy networks that power them.
It also has built in electric vehicle charging to meet the need of EVs and autonomous vehicles and the new mass transportation fleets that Totem believes will emerge. The platform has also been designed with emergency resilience in mind with on-board generation and storage. Its energy foundation is self-sustaining and capable of maintaining critical services and it claims that communications powered by Totem will continue to operate in the event of grid failure.
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