GRAND HAVEN — A West Michigan-based startup in the early stages of raising capital wants to lower the cost of and better manage energy storage and electric vehicle charging in homes.Founded last year by Joshua Bylsma,
Tradion LLC seeks to integrate recycled batteries with home electric vehicle charging stations to better manage when electricity is pulled from the grid and distributed back to the car. The idea is to draw power from the grid during off-peak hours when rates are lower. The car could in turn draw power from the storage system if it needs to charge during peak hours.
The company plans to initially focus on the residential space before potentially scaling up to commercial and fleet-level systems.