Elecyr Hybrid Energy Storage System

in Industrial Design Services held by elecyr
Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
Description:
Our products connect directly to solar panels or the grid and store energy to provide power at a later time. They can be interconnected to form a microgrid and share the power collected among multiple systems. Our current product starts at 15kW, weighs about 700lbs and can be expanded to a megawatt. We are developing a family of lower end systems starting at 2500 watts and weighing less than 100 lbs. We're looking for a consistent, modern, clean and attractive look that will bridge the range of products and be sufficiently visually striking to help with our entire company identity. We're looking for a clean functional design that's very simple. Think iPhone and Cuisinart. We also would like to minimize tooling costs and keep the cost of the packaging as low as possible. We have a mechanical design team so we're primarily looking for a conceptual design look rather than a detailed package. I've attached a couple images of our existing power stack and a possible design for the 2.5kW 100 lb unit. 605×330×445 mm (LWH). We are also looking to do a scaled up unit at 5kW that's also portable and a more fixed unit at 8kW that is more like the large system we have now. I've attached a sketch of how that one will assemble internally. Again, we're looking for someone to bring a consistent, recognizable and unique look to the product line while staying very simple and clean.
Wants:
Visual attractiveness of the design, consistent look across the products, simplicity
Don't Wants:
Not looking for a curvy Kia dashboard kind of look. More of an Apple and Swiss/German design kind of approach
Company Logo:
Yes
Software:
  1. SolidWorks (2014)
  2. Luxion KeyShot
  3. Trimble SketchUp (Google)

Entries

1st Winner
#2 2500W Unit by SirCuts
Simple Idea for the 2500w Model
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Mar 16, 2015 0:20
#3 Stackers by SirCuts
Stack-able interlocking design
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Mar 16, 2015 7:35
#1 Logo Grill by SirCuts
Logo Shaped Ventilation
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Mar 15, 2015 5:30
#4 Elecyr 2015 by REDA
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Mar 16, 2015 14:57
#5 ELECYR 2015 by REDA
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Mar 16, 2015 18:15

Discussion

SirCuts

Designer

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:22:47 +0000
Thank you Reda

REDA

Designer

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:59:32 +0000
Congrats SirCuts

SirCuts

Designer

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:30:23 +0000
You have to remember Cuisinart and Apple are fairly expensive products, you can not incorporate stainless steel and chrome without increasing the cost of tooling and material, especially with rather large products. You will be spending more on the housing than the actual components.

SirCuts

Designer

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 05:39:46 +0000
Not much to go by but submitted a standard rack design with a functional vent logo...Universal, functional, and simple...

SirCuts

Designer

Sat, 14 Mar 2015 23:21:02 +0000
I see you have dimensions for the 100lb unit but what are the actual dimensions for the product you want modeled? Are they a typical rack mount dimension? (19" or 483mm hole to hole is typical rack mount).

elecyr

Buyer

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 01:14:56 +0000
As long as we can render the results with Keyshot. I don't know what 3D Studio can export.
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:48:00 +0000
Hi,
elecyr
Can i do this by the 3D studio Max-2015

elecyr

Buyer

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:52:16 +0000
I haven't heard of either. We need final results exportable to Step files or other files that can be read by Keyshot.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:15:19 +0000
Can we use Pro E/ Creo ?
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:31:52 +0000
i think if i save the files in solidworks 2013 it can open in solidworks 2014 ,sir if you worried i can export it in another format maybe stl or igs thanks
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:49:32 +0000
Do you any color/finishing theme that you prefer?

elecyr

Buyer

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:18:57 +0000
One more thought. Altough the 2.5kW system will weigh about 180 lbs, The competitive products on the market using lead-acid batteries weigh clost to 800 lbs. We want the unit to look light and totable.

elecyr

Buyer

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:12:26 +0000
Sorry, I meant Keyshot. I do that all the time. Step file will be fine from whatever 3D package. We use Solidworks for design and Keyshot for rendering.
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:22:24 +0000
Please upload the logo that you intended to incoperate with the 3D model.
Is it this one?
https://www.equitynet.com/m/profile/5595oLoe/elecyr-corporation-logo.jpg?v=LGY
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:15:20 +0000
Keynote is for presentation base on image.
I think what you meant is keyshot,..it manipulate 3D model.
Keyshot best format will be STEP format...it recognized all parts/layer from native creation build up.

I'm using Autodesk Inventor 2012 and Solidworks 2015

(F.Y.I:Other Software that can convert to STEP file, such as Rhinoceros,Sketch-up,CREO,Solidedge, and ETC)

Kindly confirm the output file that you required, so that other designer that are not solidworks user can participate.

elecyr

Buyer

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:22:47 +0000
We need it in a form that can be put into Keynote for rendering.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:14:59 +0000
Hi sir, Is this only for visualization that you want? I am good with 3d realistic visualization but not good in the mechanical part or how it will be produced. Thanks

elecyr

Buyer

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:03:10 +0000
I believe so. I'm not an expert on converting Solidworks files. I believe that our copy is 2014. I'll try to get a better answer from our mechanical engineers.
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 06:03:00 +0000
can i use solidworks 2013 ?

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