This project studies the potential of the new wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors in energy conversion.
The result enables Zigor R&D to reinforce its leadership in power electronics technologies by making use of the latest advances in WBG semiconductor devices that will enable a qualitative leap for Zigor’s products in general, and in particular:
- Renewable energy: Photovoltaic inverters, cogeneration systems
- Storage systems
- Energy backup
- Power conditioning
Obtaining competitive improvements embodied in:
- Systems with enhanced energy efficiency that will not only provide end users with economic benefits due to reduced consumption, but also help in the global fight against climate change by reducing the generation of electric power.
- More compact systems.
- Improved features to enable seamless integration into distribution systems and microgrids.
mGRIDSTORAGE (Hazitek Tecnológico)
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INTO AN ADVANCED MICRORGRID MODEL WITH ELECTRIC POWER STORAGE FOR DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS
The growth of large wind and solar generation facilities that reach grid penetration percentages exceeding 20% requires more efficient and effective dispatchability of these resources to enable them to coexist with traditional generation methods, thus ensuring the new grid code stability requirements deriving from this hybridisation of the new generation matrix.
The products derived from this project will assure ZIGOR’s position in the micro-grid and energy storage markets. They will act as guidelines for the various types of storage solutions for distribution networks. A multi-megawatt solution that can be integrated into micro-grids will be consolidated. The potential of this type of solution for both domestic and export customers is on the horizon.
Energy and economic efficiency for today’s smart communities through integrated multi storage technologies
The project, the research for which is already finished, is in the demonstration phase of local storage technologies in a real electrical installation and the synergies between the smart grid and citizens are being harnessed by the use of ICT tools.
The demonstration in this real environment consists of five use cases that cover both low and medium voltage and consider different scenarios and a wide range of applications and functions.
The following are the results of the project:
- An energy management system to administer the energy in the associated electric power distributors’ storage devices.
- Control systems to integrate management tools and decision-making support to enable integration of renewable resources.
- Generation, forecasting and storage systems in the smart network.
- Innovative storage solutions:
- HESS (hybrid energy storage system – Ultracapacitors + lithium ion batteries)
- Second life batteries for electric vehicles
- Home Hybrid Technologies (Ultracapacitors + Li-ion batteries)
The project is having environmental and socio-economic impacts such as reducing carbon emissions and reducing the EU’s dependence on fossil fuels.
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