myenergi, the British manufacturer of renewable energy products for eco-smart home management, has today completed a major product redesign project. This is in response to the challenges caused by the global silicon shortage and includes their Zappi electric car home and work chargers.
With lead times for some microprocessors now exceeding a year, the silicon shortage is causing significant production issues for companies across the globe. myenergi is experiencing growing demand for its energy control products as the world races towards net-zero carbon, electric vehicle (EV) adoption gains momentum and consumers become more conscious of their energy use at home.
To future-proof the business and ensure demand doesn’t outstrip supply, myenergi’s innovative team of engineers tackled the impending supply issue head-on. They have been working around the clock to completely re-design their product range.
The updated designs operate on a new more powerful microprocessor that is not affected by the silicon shortage. Alongside enabling the increased production of myenergi’s energy monitors, hubs, converters and electric car chargers, the more powerful microprocessor will facilitate additional features over time.
This will ultimately give customers greater control over their energy consumption at home. This is especially important with increasing numbers of people adopting electric vehicles and many will be charging at home.
Dr Chris Horne, myenergi CTO, said: “The global silicon shortage has caused difficulties for numerous sectors globally. In light of this, we moved quickly to change our operating platform, completing the project in just three months.
“We’re now in a strong position to meet the increasing demand for our range of efficient energy control products, which continues to grow as the global push towards net-zero carbon gains momentum.”
Jordan Brompton, myenergi co-founder and CMO, added: “We have effectively innovated ourselves out of a challenging situation, demonstrating the pace and flexibility needed to excel in today’s rapidly-developing technology landscape.
“Thanks to the dedication of our R&D division, each product in our range has been redesigned to ensure compatibility with a new, more powerful, less utilised type of microchip, making our products capable of even more than before while providing a whole host of additional features and customer benefits.”