Who are we
Volex Power was founded in 2016 with a seed investment from the Israeli Electric Company and Tel Aviv University. Our product transforms conventional, passive, distribution transformers into a smart device, which contributes to grid stability and resilience. Moreover, our technology facilitates a great increase of the percentage of distributed generation and renewable energy acceptable by the grid. This is attained by real-time optimizing the voltage at many points in the distribution grid.
What we do
Volex Power developed an add-on unit that is fitted to conventional distribution transformers (even to already installed ones), transforming them into smart transformers that can be controlled in real time. The add-on unit only process a small amount of the power (roughly 5%) and thus is lighter, smaller and cheaper, and much faster than any existing solution (e.g. tap-transformer).
Power electronics based add-on device
Using advance power electronics, Volex Power is able to regulate the voltage in the distribution grid. The company has a 100-kVA prototype tested with the Israeli Electric Company. A voltage change of 5% is shown to take about 10 ms, with minimal disturbance to the grid. The prototype weight is 38 kg and size of 45cm X 45cm X 60cm.
In addition to the power electronics needed to control the voltage the Volex Power’s Add-on unit consist of communication and various sensors such as voltage, current, temperature and vibrations. This will enable us to offer additional services such as local optimization and preventive maintenance.