Lumin was founded in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2016 with the mission of making ordinary circuits smart in order to usher in a distributed energy future. Our product, the Lumin® Energy Management Platform, brings intelligent control to any electrical distribution panel. Our hardware/software system enables responsive load management that can adjust automatically to storage status, electricity pricing, and much more. The solution is valued by storage partners, solar installers, utilities, and homeowners alike.
At Lumin, we BELIEVE that the dusty, dumb, ordinary circuit breaker panel in your basement should be smart and responsive and driven by a brain that can respond automatically to your energy situation and needs for power. We BELIEVE, and we’re not alone, that the traditional, centralized, one-way grid will give way to a decentralized grid that has local generation (solar), stored energy, and responsive load management. Your own personal microgrid with the traditional grid as a backup. It is happening. Faster in some parts of the world due to climate change, the abundance of solar, and a greater need for resilience.
We BELIEVE that bringing ordinary circuits to life will help usher in the distributed energy future. If you also BELIEVE that the world needs it, that ordinary circuits should be smart then you should connect with us, or come work for us! It is a blast. A great challenge. WHAT we have done is built an addition to the aforementioned circuit breaker panel that unlocks control and deep data. HOW we bring these circuits to life is through software and hardware that can communicate with the macrogrid, can understand current energy prices, that knows your current and historical power needs, that knows the state of your battery system (if you have one), AND can take action on your behalf.
We are building it. The Lumin Platform is evolving and getting better with each install, with each new software update. It’s very exciting and we're working hard with our solar and storage installer partners to bring Lumin to homeowners everywhere.
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