Great Article from Jason Lim of Forbes Asia on Ampd Energy.
One startup you could describe as one of Hong Kong’s most hardcore hardware startups is Ampd Energy. Not only are they dealing with hardware and software, they are working in one of the oldest and most challenging industries for a startup–energy.
The two-year old startup has launched a breakthrough Energy Storage System or ESS called Ampd Silo. In essence, it’s a giant lithium-ion battery that provides clean back-up electricity to infrastructure like factories, offices and hospitals when electricity blackouts happen. It’s virtually a set-and-forget solution that plugs in like a fridge, which owners never need to manage. All the updates and maintenance is done remotely via software updates, similar to a smartphone.