Our Company Milestones

The Kiwigrid success story: From the beginning of a start-up with a revolutionary idea to Europe's leading Energy IoT player.

2008

Starting shot has been fired

Founder Dr.-Ing. Carsten Bether and his team decide to start Kiwigrid.

2009

Kiwigrid wins futureSAX best business idea competition

Kiwigrid captures the victory with its software to enable efficient usage of the sustainable energy.

2010

Starting cooperation with SMA

Kiwigrid starts its technological evaluation with SMA for PV self consumption.

2011

A star is born

On April 26th, the Kiwigrid GmbH is officially born and registered. The definition phase of the Energy-Manager Rail starts - a milestone that will continue the legend of the Kiwigrid initial hardware, the Energy-Manager Touch is released.

Finding the first investor

The High-Tech Gründerfonds starts to invest in Kiwigrid.

2012

Focused Direction

In 2012 Kiwigrid starts its revolutionary Smart Grid Platform Strategy.

Pilot project with T-Systems

Kiwigrid starts together with T-Systems a pilot project named TS City Friedrichshafen: a laboratory environment within a real city to monitor PV, block heating stations, smart home devices, and heat pumps.

2013

Bigger & Better

Kiwigrid focuses on real-time capabilities to deliver the ultimate platfrom technology to our customers without any sacrifice on functionality and usability.

Further new investors are found

Aqton SE and Innogy Venture Capital are starting to invest in Kiwigrid.

New deals: RWE, Solarwatt and SolarWorld

Kiwigrid is starting to work for RWE in the field of smart charging with PV and windpower. Solarwatt is starting with the first HEMS-system. SolarWorld is a new part of the Kiwigrid partner portfolio.

2014

Increasing awareness

The product portfolio is extended importantly: Kiwigrid now offers the Energy-Manager Wall as a stand alone product to further expand within the European market.

Further customers on board

Lichtblick, Pfalzwerke, and Sharp are new customers for Kiwigrid.

Energy Manager Rail

The Kiwigrid lighthouse product is starting to be produced.

2015

Step by step to the top

The Kiwigrid Energy Cloud intelligence is growing significantly while the Smart Meter Gateway takes its firsts steps within the pilot phase. Realtime technology is coming.

New deals: BMW, enviaM, E.ON

Welcome on board BWM, enviaM, and E.ON.

New Managing Director & CSO Simon Löffler

In February 2015 Simon Löffler, new Managing Director and CSO Marketing and Sales, starts to support Kiwigrid.

2016

Europe's leading Energy IoT Platform

With the increasing demand for Energy of Things Kiwigrid starts its new SaaS service strategy for solutions and services. The new tagline Lets' connect millions of energy people shows Kiwigrid's mission to run the most intelligent Energy IoT platform connecting millions of people to give them clear control over their energy. In 2016, Kiwigrid employes more than 100 employees.

Global 100 Ones to Watch List

Kiwigrid is mentioned in the 2015 Global Cleantech 100 Ones to Watch List, a list of the top 100 private companies in clean technology, that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges.

Kiwigrid is a golden winner

Furthermore Kiwigrid wins the Ecosummit AWARD Gold 2016 withing the section Late Stage for running Europe’s leading Energy IoT Platform.

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Our mission: We develop and operate Europe’s leading Energy IoT Platform
serving 360.000 users, a load of over 5 GW, and 1 million devices.