Periodic Reporting for period 3 - FerroHub (A modular power electronic inverter based on a local DC nanogrid for solar, storage and smart grids)
Reporting period: 2018-09-01 to 2019-05-31
The EU is tackling the challenge through a policy whose target is the transformation of the entire energy system, with far-reaching implications on how energy is sourced and produced, how it is transported and traded, and how it is used. In short, low-carbon technologies need to become affordable and competitive – a market choice. This is the core idea behind the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan). One of the main external drivers is the “EU Energy and Climate Package” which has set out ambitious targets for 2020 and beyond: 20% of renewable energy sources in the EU 28 energy mix by 2020 and 27% by 2030 (today they account only for 6.5%). The easy to set-up, use and cost-effective FerroHub solution will encourage the households and the small commercial buildings to install and use the eco-friendly and low-carbon system.
The FerroHub innovation business project aims to significantly contribute to sustainability, resilience, reliability, security and survivability principles, for both target stakeholders – the end-users and distributors/installers. The overall objectives are to finalize the design of the FerroHub, demonstrate and validate its performance through multi-country pilot, establish a production line and obtain the CE mark as an electronic device.
During the second period, the SME beneficiary updated design of EnergyHub, SSO, control system and ESO; added support for buffering measurement data; developed an automated software update manager; updated user-interface; created a device management portal; fulfilled GDPR; set up a new production line; identified and deployed 8 pilot sites; and prepared guidelines for installation.
During the third period, the SME beneficiary further optimised the hardware and software; integrated local application programming interfaces; built up a service workshop for repair and testing; ran 15 pilots; obtained certification for the hardware unit and presented the project and technology to numerous of events.