Advanced Technologies for Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Mobility

ABSTRACT

Demand side management capabilities, Micro-renewables, Micro energy storage, Basic electricity price based consumption controllers are the main functions to be implemented in a smart building.
With reference to this new building concept, primary objectives include the maximization of energy efficiency and the improvement of the local distributed generation units control, with the aim of optimising the electrical behaviour of buildings operated within an advanced micro-grid. The research project “Advanced Technologies for Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Mobility” is developed in the framework of the research programme “CNR per il Mezzogiorno” for the enhancement of coordinated actions finalised to the development of productive infrastructures in the south of Italy.

   TYPE AND DATE
   STRATEGIC PROJECT
   STARTING DATE – Jul 7, 2011
   ENDING DATE – Jun 30, 2014

COST
TOTAL COST €: 2.660.000,00
TOTAL FUNDING € 2.660.000,00

CNR ISSIA
COST €  260.000,00
FUNDING € 260.000,00

SUMMARY

The research activities of CNR – ISSIA within the research programme “Advanced Technologies for Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Mobility” are included in the target OR2: “Development of electronic systems for energy management”. This target is structured as follows:
– OR 2.1: Development of control and management systems for distributed generation and  storage units.
– OR 2.2: Development of dedicated power electronic circuits for a hybrid generation system controlled by Energy Management Systems (EMS).
The main research activities have been developed in the following areas:

1.    Grid side converters (GSC), storage side converters (SSC): topologies and control algorithms.
2. Renewable side converters (RSC): topologies, control and maximum power point tracking MPPT algorithms.
3.    Energy efficiency of power electronic converters.
4.    Power quality and EMI mitigation.
5.    Renewables (RES) forecasting techniques for management and planning in Smart Grids.
7.    Evaluation systems for dye-sensitized solar cell.
8.    EMS algorithms.

A laboratory-scale distribution DC micro-grid for building/vehicle applications, including features for RES integration and EMS implementation, has been set up.

 
 
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SOURCE OF FOUNDING

PARTNERSHIP

Istituto di Tecnologie Avanzate per l’Energia “Nicola Giordano” (ITAE-CNR), Italy
Istituto Motori (IM-CNR), Italy
Istituto di Ricerche sulla combustione (IRC-CNR), Italy
Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation (ISSIA-CNR), Italy