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Former Rolls-Royce Global Head of Electrical Power and Control Systems, Dr. Phillip Cartwright, joins SYNDEM as Non-Executive Director


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Phil has over 35 years of experiences in engineering and an impressive track record in senior roles, including the global head of Electrical Power and Control Systems at Rolls-Royce and Director of Engineering Excellence Group at the global construction giant Laing O'Rourke.

Phil was most recently executive chairman for The Centre for Modelling and Simulation, the successful digital technology joint venture between Airbus and Rolls-Royce. He is currently a board adviser for innovation at MACE, a £2-billion consultancy and construction company.

He developed, designed and delivered significant renewable energy, power transmission and distribution projects with ABB, ALSTOM, GE and AREVA across the globe, and lived in many countries including Brazil, China, Denmark, France, India, Sweden, the UK and Uruguay.

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U.S. Department of Energy Funds Syndem to Advance its Solar Inverter Technology


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Syndem was selected to receive a $600,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance solar systems integration technologies. This project will further develop its patented virtual synchronous machines technology to sharply increase the use of solar power.

In making the award, the Department of Energy recognized the Syndem technology as an essential advance to "better enable grid operators to add increasing amounts of solar generation onto the grid in a cost-effective, secure, resilient, and reliable manner." Syndem's converter technology will increase the use of solar power in homes and businesses by making it easier for grid operators to integrate much larger supplies of solar power into their networks, while also making solar systems more secure from cyberattack.

Syndem was selected as a part of the Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2019 funding program, an effort to invest in new projects that will lower solar electricity costs, while working to boost solar manufacturing, reduce red tape, and make solar systems more resilient to cyberattack. Other awardees include General Electric, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, San Diego Gas & Electric, and the Electric Power Research Institute. In winning the award, Syndem establishes itself as a technology leader at the cutting edge of innovation rapidly transforming electrical generation and transport.

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SYNDEM in Action - A Home Powered by six SYNDEM Converters


This home in Texas is powered by five SYNDEM smart inverters - four x 3 kW for solar panels and one x 3 kW for a wind turbine, and one x 3 kW Energy Bridge for grid interaction. They are connected together to form a home grid, making it a 100% power-electronic-converter-based grid. The home grid can autonomously regulate the frequency and voltage without relying on communication. There is no central controller either. The home grid can disconnect from the utility grid if there is a fault on the utility grid. When the utility grid is recovered, the SYNDEM Energy Bridge will automatically synchronize with and then connect to it, seamlessly. When it is disconnected from the utility grid, the home grid is 100% renewable. No more cyber-attacks.


SYNDEM receives patent approval for its unique converter topology

SYNDEM's patent application on its unique SYNDEM converters has been approved.

SYNDEM receives a gift from K Tooling - the start of a new partnership

SYNDEM is selected to receive a gift from K Tooling, a Southern Tier company, at the 2019 Start Up Summit organized by Koffman Southern Tier Incubator. This is a timely gift as SYNDEM has been looking for a lccal supplier for converter enclosures. K Tooling is a sub-contract manufacturer specializing in turn-key manufacturing from importing CAD design to delivering finished plated, painted, or powder coated machined or fabricated parts and assemblies by using the latest technologies in CAD/CAM, CNC machining, CNC fabrication, plastic injection molding, and zinc die-casting.

SYNDEM Visits Potential Partners in Southern Tier

Accompanied and arranged by Robert C. Murphy, Director of Economic Development of Binghamton, SYNDEM visits several potential supply chain partners in Binghamton, including CMP Advanced Mechanical Solutions, EMS Technologies, Inc., and Three Arrows.

SYNDEM granted patent on self-synchronized universal droop control

SYNDEM's patent application on universal droop control without a PLL has been granted.

SYNDEM is now a proud member of the START-UP NY Program

START-UP NY offers new and expanding businesses the opportunity to operate tax-free for 10 years on or near eligible university or college campuses in New York State with direct access to their advanced research laboratories, development resources, and experts in key industries.

SYNDEM receives patent approval for its technology to achieve continuous demand responses

SYNDEM's patent application on operating flexible loads to provide continuous demand responses has been approved.

SYNDEM visits NYSERDA

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, known as NYSERDA, promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources. These efforts are key to developing a less polluting and more reliable and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. Collectively, NYSERDA's efforts aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, accelerate economic growth, and reduce customer energy bills.

SYNDEM delivers 10 Smart Grid Research and Educational Kits to Texas Tech University

SYNDEM ships 10 Smart Grid Research and Educational Kits to Texas Tech University for building up a multi-node 100%-converter-based microgrid.

SYNDEM granted patent on theta converters

SYNDEM patent application on theta converters has been granted.

SYNDEM joins the Southern Tier Clean Energy Incubator!


Funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Incubator strives to start, attract, and grow clean energy companies to drive economic growth and further Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's ambitious clean energy goals.

Come and visit us at:

120 Hawley St.
Binghamton, NY 13901


SYNDEM granted patent to operate doubly-fed induction generators as Virtual Synchronous Generators

SYNDEM's patent application on operating doubly-fed induction generators as Virtual Synchronous Generators has been granted.

SYNDEM nearly breaks even within the first year of operation

Thanks to the team's hard work, SYNDEM has released two products within the first year of operation and has nearly broken even.

SYNDEM receives an order from Binghamton University

SYNDEM receives an order from Binghamton University to purchase a SYNDEM Smart Grid Research and Educational Kit for battery testing.

CEO Dr. Zhong is interviewed by IEEE Control Systems.

Read the story here.

SYNDEM® trademark approved by USPTO.

SYNDEM's trademark registration has been approved.

SYNDEM launches the Youtube channel!

Watch the latest developments here.

We have moved into our Headquarter in Chicago!


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Impact - Pioneering Next-Generation Smart Grids

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SYNDEM Alliance Welcomes Its First Member - PERUN Technologies!

Join the Alliance to grow your business together and save with the SYNDEM rebate code !


PERUN Technologies
(8% or 5% SYNDEM rebate)
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PERUN Technologies, based in Novi Sad, Serbia, provides our fellow engineers with a power electronics and control LAunch RAmp to fuel rapid completion of projects.

PERUN LARA-100 contains the Expansion Boards that uses TI C2000 control cards to transform industrial converters into open and flexible but compact platforms for various power electronic applications.

PERUN PowerDesk is a complete solution to in-depth debugging, profiling, monitoring and remote supervision of any DSP-driven process or device:

  • function as an advanced digital oscilloscope
  • direct access to device memory and code-defined variables
  • powerful signal processing and data visualization
  • access to LARA-100 from high-level programming languages, like Python, or from popular data analysis and simulation platforms, like MATLAB/Simulink

When you place an order, remember to put the SYNDEM rebate code and then send the order form to Syndem Alliance. You will receive 8% rebate from Syndem Alliance if you are also an Alliance member or 5% rebate if you are not a member.

SYNDEM Founder Delivers a Semi-plenary talk at the 20th World Congress of IFAC

Watch the recorded lecture on Youtube or here. An 11-min version is here.


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Syndem LLC Founder Dr. Zhong delivered a semi-plenary talk “Synchronized and Democratized Smart Grids (SYNDEM) ” at The 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) held in Toulouse, France during July 9-14 2017.

IFAC, founded in Paris in September 1957, is a worldwide multinational federation tasked with promoting the science and technology of automatic control in all systems, e.g. engineering, physical, biological, social and economic systems, in both theory and applications. IFAC is also concerned with the impact of control technologies on society. The IFAC World Congress is held triennially and is the Olympics in control and systems engineering. This year, it attracted 3,500 attendees from over 80 countries. Watch the recorded lecture on Youtube or here.

IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter on Primary Frequency Control

2017 IEEE PES General Meeting Non-synchronous Panel

2017 IEEE PES Task Force on Primary Frequency Response

2017 Asian Control Conference Semi-plenary

2017 NI Digital Energy Summit Keynote Speech

Finally,
we are official!