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Integrated Modular Power Conversion for Renewable Energy Systems with Storage

Project description


Increasing the use of renewable energy sources and distributed energy generation is at the heart of the European agenda for energy and climate change. With this in mind, the EU-funded IMPRESS project will explore the optimal integration of energy storage systems for ensuring the stable use of distributed renewable energy systems. In particular, it will explore the efficient arrangement of decentralised power plants using photovoltaic panels and battery storage. The focus will be on increasing energy yield, minimising cost of energy, and increasing availability. The team will also investigate new algorithms for optimising operation and control, and monitoring in real time the entire distributed renewable energy system. Project outcomes will benefit regions looking to strengthen their power transmission networks.


The research proposal addresses the challenges of optimum architecture, power production and operation for distributed renewable energy systems with storage. The proposal explores the efficient arrangement of decentralized power plants using photovoltaic panels and battery storage for a long-term increase of renewable generation. The critical issues such are the increased energy yield, minimization of cost of energy and availability will be addressed.
A detailed techno-economic analysis will be performed to identify the cost effective superior distributed architecture suitable for integrated photovoltaic and battery systems. Multi-objective optimization study and validation will be performed that ensures actual optimization of energy production in the integrated environment. An integrated diagnostic method will be developed for real-time performance monitoring to improve the availability of the complex integrated energy system. Two secondment partners are identified to obtain necessary data and expertise in the field of research.
The action will result in identifying an optimum solution in terms of control, operation and availability, especially for local renewable energy generation and storage. Novel algorithms for optimization for the operation and control of the modular energy sources with storage will be proposed. A real-time monitoring and diagnostic algorithm for performance monitoring, early failure detection and aging of integrated PV and battery solution will be developed. The research will provide newer insights on optimized power flow and control operation in complex interconnected distributed renewable energy sources considering the storage.
Besides the technological significance and scientific value, the proposed research project is opportune and timely placed within the EU renewable energy directive and focuses on the core issue in line with the aims of EU energy research projects.


Net EU contribution
€ 219 312,00
9220 Aalborg

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Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 219 312,00