This week at Genera, the international energy fair in Madrid, Lightsource Labs launches Tribe – an innovative home energy management system in the Spanish market. Tribe allows households to optimise the energy generated from their solar and storage systems, manage consumption and save money. A team from Lightsource Labs – Lightsource BP’s digital innovation arm – will be at the event providing demonstrations of the product to potential sales partners.

Tribe will offer solar installers and resellers a chance to enhance their customer offer by adding smart home technology to their existing solutions. Tribe’s machine-learning algorithms analyse energy consumption behaviour and automatically optimises loads against price signals, carbon intensity profiles and weather forecasts.

Comprising a small hub and smartphone app, Tribe puts the end-user in control. It will enable households to monitor the energy generated by solar panels, manage smart appliances, and schedule the charging of electric vehicles – in the palm of their hand.

Speaking about the launch in Spain, Ben Kott, Chief Executive Officer, Lightsource Labs, said:

“We are very excited to be launching Tribe in Spain. With recent policy changes and new incentives for residential solar in Spain, we are entering the Spanish market at a critical time. The ever-increasing deployment of distributed renewable generation, combined with the mass electrification of transport, means the need for smart energy management is only getting bigger. We look forward to working with key partners across the country to establish Tribe as the market-leading home energy management solution.”

Asier Juanbeltz, Head of Business Development for Lightsource Labs in Spain, also comments:

“In 2019, Spain became the largest utility-scale solar market in Europe. Its commercial and residential-scale solar markets are also growing – and their potential is just as big. Tribe offers a game-changing energy management solution to the residential market by optimising the solar inverter, battery, EV charge point and a wide range of smart appliances within the home. Tribe is market-leading in its ability to integrate a wide range of appliances and devices, offering households a holistic ‘one-stop shop’ for smart energy management.”

Tribe is just one of the ways in which Lightsource Labs is working to meet changing global energy needs and help accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, low-cost sustainable energy system.

Lightsource Labs will be exhibiting Tribe at Genera from the 5th – 7th February on stand no. 10A19B in Pavillion 10