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Product & Market Development

Connect California promotes product development and market entry of clean energy products into the complex California marketplace. Our team of former California utility executives + contractors provide broad-based support in policy, regulatory, market research, and R&D with deep program management expertise for a wide variety of product types and applications.

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The IslandDER safely “islands”, or disconnects, a customer from the grid, creating a single premise microgrid. Once connected at the meter socket and activated, this innovative hardware product safely allows a home or business to use backup power from a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV), battery system, or rooftop solar system in the event of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) or other grid outage. Developed in partnership with ConnectDER™, a manufacturer of meter socket adapters.

Backup Bridge™

The Backup Bridge provides critical transformation necessary to manage the input power and electrical frequency into a home. Backup Bridge couples with meter socket adapters to enable a PEV or other energy storage to discharge and support home or business energy needs in the event of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) or other grid outage.

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